Classroom Teacher - Surfside Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Ocean Grove VIC 3226, Australia
  • 14 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Job ID 1238631
Location Surfside Primary School
Department Surfside Primary School
Role Type Primary Teacher
Subjects/Duties View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time Part-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term Fixed Term
Classification Classroom Teacher
Apply By 09/21/2021

Other Information
Begin Date 01/28/2022
End Date 01/26/2023
Hours 25.00
Contact Name Peter Walsh
Phone 03 5256 1411
School Website

Location Profile

Surfside Primary School is a medium to large sized school funded at 535 students. It has been operating since 1993. It is located in a residential area 2 km north/east of the central business district of the seaside resort of Ocean Grove, 28 kilometres from the provincial city of Geelong, on Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula.

Our Vision: To inspire students to be creative, innovative and emotionally equipped to thrive

Our Mission


  • Cultivate a caring and inclusive environment in which students flourish
  • Provide diverse programs focussed on growing the whole child
  • Expect children to achieve individual academic success
  • Nurture strong relationships between students, staff, parents and the community
  • Encourage innovative and creative staff
  • Take a collaborative approach to education

We provide an environment where we foster the development of the whole child. The school motto is “Believe in Yourself”. At Surfside PS we have a commitment to our school values of Respect, Honesty, Teamwork and Achievement and "Safe, Fair and Friendly" is the basis of our Code of Conduct for all in the school. We are implementing School Wide Positive behaviours and Learning Agreements across the school are made with the behaviour matrix in mind.

A major focus of the Strategic Plan has been the implementation of the High-Reliability Schools Framework and the PLC model.

The school places an emphasis on highly engaging programs for children which is exemplified through the: Developmental Curriculum for grades Foundation - 2, the Surfside Kitchen Garden Program for grade 3-6, 1-1 iPads for grades 3 – 6 and shared iPads in all junior grades.

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 Demonstrate the ability to work within PLCs to interpret and utilise cohort data to drive student learning and goal setting through learning support and extension.


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.