Location Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley
Advertisement Number A900101011
Number of Positions 1
Total Remuneration Package: Remuneration package valued at up to $127,157.00. Base salary ranges from $72,263.00 to $114,720.00, plus leave loading and employer's contribution to superannuation. Base salary rates above the minimum are available depending on experience.
School Name Terrigal High School
Principal Network Brisbane Water
Staffing Area Central Coast
FTE 1.000Contact Name Adam Montgomery
Contact Phone number 43844677
Closing Date 29-Sep-2021
Job Category Teachers
Organisation Teaching Service
Terrigal High School is a leading comprehensive, co-educational secondary school on the Central Coast. The school has a student population of 977, including a Support Unit with four multi-categorical classes. The school reflects the diversity of the local community with a full range of socio-economic and educational backgrounds. The school's enrolment numbers are increasing across all year groups. EALD support is provided to 2% of the total student enrolment. The 2021 staffing entitlement was 70 teachers and 20 non-teaching staff. The school is located on Darkinjung land with 5% of the total student population identifying Aboriginal heritage. The school has a close partnership with the local Kuriwa AECG to enhance Aboriginal cultural programs for all students and staff to address the needs of Aboriginal students.
Terrigal High School has placed student centred, evidence-based practice at the core of all teaching and learning programs. We are focused on increasing student growth across stages 4 and 5 in Literacy and Numeracy, with the promotion of high quality HSC attainment for all students undertaking ATAR and vocational courses. This is achieved through a whole school commitment to implement effective, evidence-based learning incorporating social and emotional frameworks, to support a shift to a 'high growth/high proficiency' school (Hattie: 2016).
High impact professional learning and self-evaluation processes are the key to building the capacity of staff as leaders to optimise student learning which is embedded into school structures. Staff professionally collaborate to embed consistent pedagogical practice in all classrooms.
At Terrigal High School we believe in excellence in all aspects of our school life. The school is committed to supporting student wellbeing through a diverse range of programs and the establishment of a wellbeing hub. Students are involved in a range of leadership and social awareness programs as well as student voice opportunities to influence current and future initiatives.
Terrigal High School has a strong sporting achievement including winning the Sydney North Champion school on four occasions in the past ten years. The targeted sport program is an integral part of our high potential and gifted strategy enhancing opportunities for talented athletes. The school has been recognised for its exceptional creative arts program with regular participation in community events and exhibitions, as well as Central Coast and HSC showcases.
We have forged respectful and collaborative relationships with wider school community through regular parent and student forums and surveys and consultation with the Aboriginal community. Terrigal High School has a strong partnership with Terrigal Public School and Erina Heights Public School, which together form the Terrigal Learning Alliance, to ensure continuity of learning from kindergarten to Year 12. Significant work will take place to further strengthen the relationship with our wider school community and build an authentic partnership based on trust and a shared vision for all students.
Specific Selection Criteria
Approval to teach Technology Mandatory (Years 7-8), Construction-General, Industrial Technology-Timber, Industrial Technology-Metal. Demonstrated ability to create a learning environment that caters for the individual learning needs of all students including Aboriginal students whilst managing the available resources. Demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively within a faculty and across the school with a commitment to developing quality teaching and learning programs and resources that embed the school’s strategic directions. Well-developed interpersonal, communicative & organisational skills to build positive relationships with students, staff, parents & the community.
An unconditional full approval to teach is a requirement. If you do not hold a full approval to teach with the NSW Department of Education, you are required to commence the application process at the same time as you apply for this teaching opportunity.