Teacher of Physical Education and Health – Pakenham Campus

Teacher of Physical Education and Health – Pakenham Campus


Beaconhills College in Victoria


(12 month Parental Leave Position)

Beaconhills College Overview

Beaconhills College offers affordable but high quality education, setting it apart in the region. We are an independent, open-entry, co educational Christian College with campuses in Pakenham and Berwick. Our strengths lie in our strong sense of community within our school, from our infants, Early Learning years and right through to Year 12. The school was founded more than 30 years ago on Christian principles and these underpin all of our College programs and how we care for our students.


At Beaconhills we aim to educate the whole child, to help them develop spiritually, intellectually, physically and emotionally. We challenge our students - and inspire and nurture them to achieve excellence in everything they do. Our holistic approach to education inspires excellence andnurtures confident, independent learners with the values they need to be responsible, caring citizens in their local and global


At Beaconhills College, we strive to foster individual talents and strengths. We know if students pursue their passion, excellent results will follow naturally.

Excellence at Beaconhills is more than about achieving high scores or finishing at the top of the State. Excellence is a state-of-mind that all young people need to understand and apply to all walks of life. Whether it is in behaviour, appearance or commitment on the sporting field or on the stage, we encourage and expect our students to strive for excellence.

While each student is part of the larger Beaconhills community, each sub-school within the College has been designed to maintain a small community feel. We have five sub-schools - Little Beacons Learning Centre (childcare and Early Learning), Junior School (Prep-Year 4), Middle School (Years 5-8), Year 9 and Senior School (Years 10-12).

Little Beacons

The Little Beacons Learning Centre provides age appropriate learning experiences delivered with absolute excellence. It is a spacious, peaceful environment where children can grow and develop on their path through life.

Junior School

The Junior School curriculum focuses on laying firm foundations in English, Mathematics and fundamental
skills, along with developing a positive attitude and healthy social skills.

Specialist subjects include Physical Education, French, Japanese, Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Religious and Values Education.

2014 Pakenham Berwick

Preparatory 4 classes 3 classesYear 1 4 classes 3 classes

Year 2 4 classes 2 classes

Year 3 4 classes 2 classes

Year 4 3 classes 2 classes

Middle School

Middle Schooling, Years 5 to 8, has proved to be highly effective in meeting the unique needs of students in those crucial years between primary and secondary schooling. Students have core teachers for Mathematics/Science and English/Humanities and specialist teachers for Technology, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Religious and Values Education, Languages other than English and Human Movement.

2014 Pakenham Berwick

Years 5 - 6 4 classes 4 classes

Years 7 - 8 6 classes 6 classes

Year 9

Year 9 Centres at both campuses are purpose-built, multimedia-rich places of learning, staffed by teachers with special skills in teaching Year 9s. Students have the opportunity to select from a broad range of electives. The core program includes units of Mathematics, English, Science, Humanities, Personal Development, Physical Education and a choice of French or Japanese.

2014 Pakenham Berwick


Year 9 6 classes 6 classes

Senior School


In our Senior School program students can choose a diverse range of pathways to suit their own strengths
and interests. There are no less than 42 VCE units with a possible 400 course combinations.


2014 Pakenham Berwick


Years 10 - 12


125-140 students/level

Beaconhills Outdoor Education Program umbrella stretches across a range of curricular and co-curricular activities. Students learn quickly while participating in our programs that actions have consequences in the outdoors and they must communicate, work as a team, problem-solve, respect their peers and learn new skills. It is a requirement of all teaching staff to participate in the extended overnight Outdoor Experiences program.


Other duties are in line with expectations of independent schooling, including yard duties, parent/teacher interviews, extra classes and relevantmeetings. The College operates a seven period day over a two week cycle with Tutor Groups, Assemblies and Pastoral Care Meetings being part of the normal school week.


Starting from Junior School, students take part in regular Religion and Values Education (RAVE) classes. In year 10, all students study Ethics and can continue their studies in VCE through Religion and Society units.

Our Christian Chaplaincy Program operates at all levels throughout the College with five full time Chaplains employed over both campuses. Teachers are required to support the ecumenical Christian ethos and values of Beaconhills.


Position Responsibilities


Beaconhills College is seeking a suitable qualified and enthusiastic teacher of Physical Education and Health. The Physical Education/Health teacher will work alongside the Head of Physical Education and other department members to deliver an extensive PE and Health program in the College. The teacher needs the ability to teach from Prep to Year 10 and experience is preferred.


The position is a parental leave replacement position commencing in Term 1, 2014 until the end of the 2014 school year and is full-time.


This position reports to, and takes direction from, the Head of Department, Head of Learning, and is accountable to the Campus Principal and the Headmaster.


Specific Key Responsibilities



  • Teach Physical Education, incorporating appropriate lesson planning, applying teaching and learning strategies.
  • Implement age appropriate learning strategies within the classroom.
  • Promote independence in student learning through working collaboratively, learning ways of thinking, taking risks and offering time for reflection.
  • Develop appropriate learning portfolio skills in students.
  • Empower learners as critical thinkers and decision makers.
  • Offer learners opportunities to enhance and develop confidence in each of the intelligences.
  • Undertake relevant professional learning both at the College and in the broader educational community.
  • Liaise with the Pakenham Campus staff to ensure consistent programs are maintained.
  • Collaboratively plan and manage exhibitions of student work.
  • Develop and manage specified resources required to facilitate and support the Junior School.
  • Attend and contribute to Learning Team and Staff meetings.
  • Assist with special events, which may include Family Evenings, Presentation Night, Open Day and Information Evenings.


Co-Curricular Involvement


Beaconhills College operates an extensive co-curricular program ranging from Performing and Visual Arts to Sport and Outdoor Education, which is outlined in our prospectus. Applicants are requested to express their interest and/or expertise in any of the relevant areas. Participation in the extended overnight Outdoor Experiences Program is a requirement of all teachers at Beaconhills.


Selection Criteria

To be successful candidates would meet the following criteria to the satisfaction of the selection panel and the Headmaster:


Explain your personal values and how they are reflected in your daily life. How do you see your values supporting the Christian ethos of our community?
Demonstrate a high level of knowledge of relevant primary school teaching and learning practices.
Demonstrate the use of appropriate Information Communication Technologies in your teaching.
Demonstrate a proven capacity to improve student learning and engage academic excellence
Display a high level of classroom teaching and management skills.
Demonstrate a high level of classroom skills and demonstrate a proven capacity to improve student learning
Display knowledge and understanding of Junior School Curriculum standards
Demonstrate clear evidence of assessment and reporting procedures.
Demonstrate an ability to work as part of, and contribute to, a committed team of educators.
Demonstrate commitment to on-going professional learning and a proven capacity to model and share excellent teaching skills and knowledge within the school setting.
Display a high level of communication and interpersonal skills when relating to students, parents and work colleagues.
Demonstrate proactive contributions to school programs.
Demonstrate an ability to ensure students learn through inquiry about where humankind stands in the ‘big picture’ of existence.
Demonstrate a willingness to participate in educational change.


How to apply;


Applications must contain the details of three professional referees and personal referees may be included.


Applications should be forwarded electronically to:

The Human Resources Department
Beaconhills College
Email: jobapplications@beaconhills.vic.edu.au


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Beaconhills College

92 Kangan Drive
Berwick Victoria 3806 (Map)
Fax: (613) 8768 1190


Closing Date: 7th October 2013


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