Physical Education Teacher - Moonee Ponds Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Moonee Ponds VIC 3039, Australia
  • 06 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Job ID: 1237465
Location: Moonee Ponds Primary School
Department: Moonee Ponds Primary School
Role Type: Primary Teacher
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Classroom Teacher
Apply By: 09/19/2021

Other Information
Begin Date: 01/28/2022
End Date: 01/26/2023
Hours: 26.60
Contact Name: Matthew Bott
Phone: 9375 2511
School Website:

Location Profile

Moonee Ponds Primary School is focused on delivering a comprehensive learning program to our students and to prepare them to be active, inspired and courageous citizens. Our school is located in the inner north west of Melbourne. The majority of students live within 5km of the school. Moonee Ponds Primary School is a caring, inclusive, active school community which enjoys the leadership of an active School Council with sub committees and parent forums who meet regularly. The school has a Student Family Occupation Index of 0.1563. The SFOE is 0.1117

Our mission is to create and sustain a world class inclusive quality education, where teacher and student potential is maximised and where all students are empowered to become active, inspired and courageous citizens. Our school values are Care, Collaboration, Respect and Optimism. We believe that all students can attain high levels of academic achievement.

The school is committed to improving teaching and learning and developing high quality program through responding effectively to assessment data, sharing exemplary teaching practices across the school and neighbouring schools and providing stimulating programs for all students.

The school is organised by the following class levels - Foundation, Yr 1/2, Yr 3/4, Yr 5/6. Our staffing profile consists of Principal, Assistant Principal, nineteen teachers, a Business Manager, an Administration Officer and ten Integration Aide/Library assistants. Specialist areas for 2022 include the Arts (Visual and Performing), Physical Education and LOTE - Italian.

Our school mission is to be a world class, inclusive and collaborative learning community. We are committed to the development of our teachers with professional development programs offered in curriculum and leadership. We offer an induction program and support for new staff members. You will be part of a vital, stimulating and challenging learning environment. The skills you bring to this environment will be valued and used.

We recruit for culture at MPPS and are looking for student focused staff that are optimistic, reflective and collaborative learners.

For further information interested applicants are encouraged to discuss the position with the Principal, Matthew Bott on (03) 9375 2511 or 0409 213 772 ( before the position closes and also please visit our website at:

Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated knowledge of the relevant curriculum, including the ability to incorporate the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills. Demonstrated experience in responding to student learning needs.

SC2 Demonstrated experience in planning for and implementing high impact teaching strategies, guided by how students learn, and evaluating the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth.

SC3 Demonstrated experience in monitoring and assessing student learning. Demonstrated experience in using data to inform teaching practice and providing feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4 Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with students, parents, colleagues and the broader school community to support student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5 Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated experience in reflecting upon practice and engaging in professional learning to continually improve the quality of teaching.

SC6 Demonstrated high level organisational and leadership skills coordinating Physical Education events and conducting Physical Education lessons that empower students to become active, inspired and courageous citizens.



The classroom teacher classification comprises two salary ranges- range 1 and range 2. The primary focus of the classroom teacher is on the planning, preparation and teaching of programs to achieve specific student outcomes. The classroom teacher engages in critical reflection and inquiry in order to improve knowledge and skills to effectively engage students and improve their learning.

As the classroom teacher gains experience his or her contribution to the school program beyond the classroom increases. All classroom teachers may be required to undertake other duties in addition to their rostered teaching duties provided the responsibility is appropriate to the salary range, qualifications, training and experience of the teacher.

Classroom teacher Range 2

Range 2 classroom teachers play a significant role in assisting the school to improve student performance and educational outcomes determined by the school strategic plan and state-wide priorities and contributing to the development and implementation of school policies and priorities.

A critical component of this work will focus on increasing the knowledge base of staff within their school about student learning and high quality instruction to assist their school to define quality teacher practice.

Range 2 classroom teachers will be expected to:

  • Have the content knowledge and pedagogical practice to meet the diverse needs of all students
  • Model exemplary classroom practice and mentor/coach other teachers in the school to engage in critical reflection of their practice and to support staff to expand their capacity
  • Provide expert advice about the content, processes and strategies that will shape individual and school professional learning
  • Supervise and train one or more student teachers
  • Assist staff to use student data to inform teaching approaches that enable targets related to improving student learning outcomes to be achieved.

Classroom teacher Range 1

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-curricular activities.


The role of classroom teacher may include but is not limited to:

  • Direct teaching of groups of students and individual students;
  • Contributing to the development, implementation and evaluation of a curriculum area or other curriculum program within the school;
  • Undertaking other classrooms teaching-related and organisational duties as determined by the School Principal;
  • Participating in activities such as parent/teacher meetings; staff meetings; camps and excursions;
  • Undertaking other non-teaching supervisory duties.

Who May Apply

Teachers currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching and qualified to teach and/or have demonstrated experience in the curriculum area(s) specified for the position.