Teacher of Art – Howqua Campus

Teacher of Art – Howqua Campus Full time ongoing

Lauriston Girls School in Armadale



We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced, highly motivated and innovative educator of Art to fill this position. Teaching staff at Howqua are involved in the School’s outdoor program. All teachers at Lauriston accept that they are committed to a philosophy where the learning and wellbeing of the students under their care is their primary responsibility. All teachers are responsible for creating a teaching atmosphere and a learning environment that provide trust, solidarity and joy. Students are guided towards developing a value system, which will lead them to become compassionate, thoughtful and successful members of their community.


School Values


Teachers are expected to support the School values:

  • Relationships.
  • Courage.
  • Creative Reflection.
  • Intellectual Inquiry for Understanding.
  • Engagement in Life.
  • Professional Knowledge


Teachers are expected to have knowledge of:

  • The needs of individual students and of groups of students.
  • Curriculum area, including relevant course designs, assessment strategies, resources, requirements of external bodies.
  • Contemporary research into teaching and learning.
  • Methods to engage students and enable student learning.
  • Classroom management.
  • Legal and other obligations related to their work.
  • Professional Practice


Teachers are expected to include in their practice:

  • Establishment of clear and attainable learning goals for students.
  • A range of strategies, activities and resources.
  • Setting and maintaining clear and consistent expectations for students as learners and for their behaviour in the classroom.
  • Reflection on the effectiveness of their own teaching.
  • Modelling of appropriate learning behaviour.
  • Encouragement of student reflection on their own learning.
  • Planning, monitoring and assessing students’ progress in their learning.
  • Means of encouraging students to take responsibility for their own learning.
  • Provision of a positive, stimulating and safe environment for students.
  • Duty of Care.
  • Professional Engagement


Teachers are expected to be engaged in:

  • Effective communication with students and parents.
  • Monitoring records of the progress of students’ learning.
  • Supervision of International Baccalaureate extended essays.
  • Discussion and collaborative work with other teachers.
  • Continual professional development of a formal and informal nature.
  • Contributing to the life of the school community.


Reports to:

  • Deputy Principal - Head of Senior School or Deputy Principal - Head of Junior School.
  • Principal.


Key Contacts:

  • Head of Faculty.
  • Heads of House, Coordinators.
  • Directors of Learning.
  • Parents.
  • Students.



  • Armadale Campus, Howqua Campus.


Key Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of subject areas and how students learn.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the need to address the academic, social and emotional needs of the students.
  • Demonstrated ability to use a range of practices to engage students and monitor their learning.
  • Demonstrated commitment to student well being.
  • Passion and commitment to learning within an Independent Girls’ School.
  • Demonstrated belief in the values of the School.
  • Appropriate qualifications and registration as a teacher.


Personal Requirements/Competencies:

  • Initiative.
  • Flexibility.
  • Empathy.
  • Excellent communication skills (listening, written, oral).
  • Rapport.
  • Organisational and administrative skills.



Student Learning:

  • Plan and deliver differentiated classroom programs with clear and achievable learning goals.
  • Follow prescribed curriculum guidelines as appropriate.
  • Create and maintain a safe, interesting and challenging learning environment.
  • Use a range of teaching practices and resources to engage students in effective learning, including ICT where appropriate.
  • Monitor student progress through a variety of methods.
  • Identify and address areas of need for individual students, liaising with relevant staff.
  • Inform appropriate staff about any student concerns.
  • Be prepared to supervise International Baccalaureate extended essays.



  • Document and keep appropriate records of curriculum and assessment.
  • Meet reporting and other deadlines.
  • Work closely with Heads of Faculty and Coordinators.
  • Attend regular Staff, Faculty and sectional meetings.



  • Report regularly to parents via written reports and Parent-Teacher interviews.
  • Consult with the Coordinators or Heads of House where there are any issues of concern.
  • Ensure confidentiality is maintained in all communications.
  • Liaise with other staff regarding curriculum delivery and academic care


How to apply; 

Applications should be addressed to:
The Principal
Lauriston Girls’ School
PO Box 8110
F: 9822 7950

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School Details


Lauriston Girls School
Armadale Campus - 38 Huntingtower Road Armadale VIC 3143


Close Date: Friday 25th October


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