Teacher - Junior School Music

Teacher - Junior School Music

Ruyton Girls’ School


Ruyton Girls’ School is a leading independent school with classes from Kindergarten to Year 12. It has a long tradition of academic success and co-curricular achievement. Ruyton continues to develop innovative programmes to expand the learning experience for girls and is committed to utilising technology in the learning environment. Applicants with appropriate qualifications and experience are invited to apply for this part time (approx 0.5 FTE) role as Teacher - Junior School Music, commencing Term 1, 2014.


The Junior School Music Teacher works closely with the Director of Junior School Music and is responsible to The Director of Performing Arts.


The Junior School Music Teacher’s responsibilities include:



  • teaching Junior School classroom Music and running some Junior School Co-curricular (CCA ) musical groups
  • planning, development and documentation of the Junior School Music curriculum in collaboration with the Director of Junior School Music
  • implementing the philosophy, curriculum and assessment practices for Junior School Music.
  • arranging activities to foster student interest in the Junior School Music.



  • ensuring one’s own professional development
  • ensuring flexibility in teaching
  • being willing to accept and assist trainee teachers from Education faculties.



  • working with the Director of Junior School Music to implement the Classroom Music and CCA Music programme in the Junior School to ensure continuity into the Senior School
  • contributing to Junior School Music Assemblies
  • contributing to the organisation and running of concerts, soirees, eisteddfods and excursions.



  • Completion of Primary Level One and Two Kodaly preferred
  • Highly experienced singer with excellent choral conducting skills.


In meeting his/her professional obligations, a Ruyton teacher:


  • demonstrates a current and comprehensive knowledge in one’s subject area(s)
  • shows a flexible approach to classroom methodology; use a variety of strategies to deliver the curriculum
  • adapts content to cater for individual differences, to extend and enhance students’ understanding of the curriculum
  • undertakes professional learning
  • provides constructive feedback to the students
  • considers and responds to the special needs of students where necessary
  • provides a caring learning environment
  • incorporates information and communication technology meaningfully into the curriculum
  • explores content in stimulating and inspiring ways
  • plans lessons effectively
  • models effective organisational skills
  • pre-tests to determine students’ prior knowledge
  • establishes clear and challenging expectations for students
  • uses effective classroom management strategies



  • contributes to the collegiality of Ruyton
  • supports the programmes in place and participate in the wider, co-curricular life of the school
  • attends required meetings and school fixtures
  • uses assessment procedures in line with the School’s policy on Assessment and Reporting
  • employs a wide range of teaching and assessment strategies
  • engages in self-evaluation of professional performance
  • monitors student progress and record this accurately and comprehensively
  • reports meaningfully on student performance



  • maintains positive and respectful relationships with students and establishes an environment conducive to learning
  • is mindful and informed in relation to the students’ welfare
  • works collaboratively with colleagues
  • communicates effectively with colleagues, parents and students
  • is an exemplar to students in terms of conduct, fairness and personal integrity
  • contributes to a range of school activities and working groups



  • completes required supervisory duties
  • ensures administrative tasks are accurate and up to date
  • fulfills the teacher’s duty of care and other pastoral responsibilities with discretion and confidentiality.



  • tertiary qualifications in teaching
  • registration with Victorian Institute of Teaching
  • strong interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to work with colleagues and students at all levels
  • highly developed organisational and planning skills


How to apply; 


Applications, including the names of two referees, to be emailed to junior@ruyton.vic.edu.au

No hard copies please.

Enquiries should be directed to Mr Paul Smith, Director of Performing Arts on



School Details

Ruyton Girls’ School 
12 Selbourne Road
KEW, VIC (Australia)

Phone: 03 9819 2422
Web: www.ruyton.vic.edu.au 


Close Date: 9am Monday 26 August, 2013



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