Oatlands Primary School - Narre Warren, VIC
Oatlands Primary School serves the residential area of the Oatlands and surrounding estates in Narre Warren which is in the south east growth corridor of Melbourne.
The current enrolment is 1158 students at Oatlands Primary School.
Oatlands Primary School’s philosophy is based on the belief that all students have the ability to learn and that learning best occurs in a happy and positive school environment.
Oatlands Primary School designs its policies and programs to foster:
a safe, caring learning environment
a stimulating environment that is student centred and activity based
tolerance and assist students to relate positively to others
personal academic achievement.
The development of all our students is viewed as a shared responsibility between home and school. Parents are encouraged to assist their children's learning and to participate in school activities. This is achieved through effective communication, parent/teacher meetings, interviews, assistance in learning programs, public forums and information evenings, excursions and participation in PFA, School Council and its Sub Committees.
A team approach to program planning at each grade level is a feature of the school's curriculum development. The school’s places emphasis on student attainment of skills in Numeracy (number and measurement) and Literacy (writing).
Parent involvement in policy development, classroom programs and on School Council or its sub-committees is encouraged and welcomed. Parent education programs are offered throughout the year to further skill parents to better assist their children in their learning.
The school facilities consist of twenty bright, modern architecturally designed classrooms with shared withdrawal rooms and teachers' offices. There are thirty relocatable classrooms on-site. A Reading Recovery Centre is an important feature available for our ‘at risk’ junior students. An Art/Craft Facility and a Kitchen are fully staffed and offer our students diverse learning opportunities. The basketball stadium/gym is used extensively during school hours and caters for community groups at other times.
SC1 Demonstrated understanding of initiatives in student learning including the Principles of Learning and Teaching P-12 and Assessment and Reporting Advice and the capacity to implement and evaluate learning and teaching programs in accordance with the Victorian curriculum.
SC2 Demonstrated understanding of how students learn and effective classroom teaching strategies and the capacity to work with colleagues to continually improve teaching and learning.
SC3 Demonstrated capacity to monitor and assess student learning data and to use this data to inform teaching for improved student learning.
SC4 Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills and high level interpersonal skills including the ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with parents, other employees and the broader school community to focus on student learning, wellbeing and engagement.
SC5 Demonstrated commitment to continually improving teaching quality and capacity through the application of knowledge, skills and expertise derived from ongoing professional development and learning
The primary focus of the range 1 classroom teacher is on further developing skills and competencies to become an effective classroom practitioner with structured support and guidance from teachers at higher levels and the planning, preparation and teaching of programs to achieve specific student outcomes.
These teachers teach a range of students/classes and are accountable for the effective delivery of their programs. Range 1 classroom teachers are skilled teachers who operate under general direction within clear guidelines following established work practices and documented priorities and may have responsibility for the supervision and training of one or more student teachers.
At range 1, teachers participate in the development of school policies and programs and assist in the implementation of school priorities.
The focus of a range 1 classroom teacher is on classroom management, subject content and teaching practice. New entrants to the teaching profession in their initial teaching years receive structured support, mentoring and guidance from teachers at higher levels.
Under guidance, new entrants to the teaching profession will plan and teach student groups in one or more subjects and are expected to participate in induction programs and other professional learning activities that are designed to ensure the integration of curriculum, assessment and pedagogy across the school.
Teachers at range 1 are responsible for teaching their own classes and may also assist and participate in policy development, project teams and the organisation of co-curricula activities.
ResponsibilitiesCore responsibilities include:
- Planning and implementing a range of teaching programs or
courses of study
- Teaching an area of the curriculum or a general curriculum to a
- Monitoring, evaluating and reporting student progress in key
- Implementing strategies to achieve targets related to student
- Maintaining records of class attendance and recording student
- Implementing effective student management consistent with the
- Working with a mentor to participate in professional development
planning, implementation and reflection developing a professional
Additional responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
- Supervising a range of student activities including support and
- Contributing to a range of co-curricular programs
Who May Apply
For the purpose of the Teacher Graduate Recruitment Program, graduate applicant eligibility is defined as a four-year trained qualified teacher who has completed all course requirements and graduated within the last four years; and not employed as a teacher by the Department at the time of the commencement of the advertised vacancy. Applicants must also be currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.
EEO AND OHS Commitment
The Department values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.
Child Safe Standards
Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx
DET ValuesThe Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values:
Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx
Conditions of Employment
All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx -