Science Teacher - Prahran High School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Windsor VIC 3181, Australia
  • 06 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Job ID: 1238112
Location: Prahran High School
Department: Prahran High School
Role Type: Secondary Teacher
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Ongoing
Classification: Classroom Teacher
Apply By: 09/18/2021

Other Information
Begin Date: 01/28/2022
End Date:
Hours: 38.00
Contact Name: Nathan Chisholm
Phone: 91131000
School Website:

Location Profile

Prahran High School is a uniquely urban, inner-city 7-12 co-education school environment. Situated on busy High Street, Windsor, we are well serviced by public transport – trams, trains and buses all within easy walking distance. With no car parking on site, this ease of access is important and helpful. Most students who attend our school reside within the local community area, meaning that walking and bicycle riding are also convenient.

Our school is a purpose-built, co-educational, vertical campus in one of Melbourne’s most creative and eclectic inner-city urban villages. Our school is built to accommodate approximately 650 secondary students and is integrated into Prahran’s thriving education and arts precinct that includes the Melbourne Polytechnic and the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA).

Spanning four levels that encircle a vast light-filled central atrium, our school truly presents as an innovative, unique and contemporary school campus. Our curriculum, approach to pedagogy, wellbeing and culture works in harmony with the design of the school buildings.

A central feature of the design is a series of cascading bleachers that interconnect the various levels, while acting as informal learning and gathering spaces. The architecture of the school motivates physical movement, vertical circulation and open visibility. This together with the learning terraces and multiple breakout spaces creates a learning environment that aligns with our school commitment to Project Based Learning, varied collaborative, flexible and independent learning pedagogies, relationships and wellbeing.

The ground floor houses the library, music and drama facilities. Science labs, art and technology spaces extend throughout the next three levels, while learning spaces on each level open to outdoor learning terraces. The third floor features a gymnasium and an outdoor recreation zone with a rebound court and running track. A multi-purpose area with trees and a garden occupies the rooftop level.

Prahran High School is a public transport, bicycle and walking school. There is no parking on-site and applicants are encouraged to think this through to ensure this will work for you.

We are situated on a tramline and mid-way between Prahran and Windsor train stations so public transport is very convenient.

Please visit our website for more detailed information about our school, including a summary recruitment document for all prospective 2022 to download and consider.

We welcome your interest in our school and we look forward to reading your application.

‘At Prahran High School, we believe deeply that the development of a young person’s character, together with the attainment of academic excellence are essential to a life lived with purpose and meaning.’

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.


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.