Located in a beautiful beachside suburb of Melbourne, Black Rock Primary School’s fundamental PURPOSE is to provide a dynamic and positive learning climate that engages students to achieve their personal best in an atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation towards society and the environment.
For 110 years Black Rock Primary School has been well regarded within the community that we serve. We have cultivated and nurtured a strong sense of community that values inclusion and diversity. A total of 562 students are currently enrolled in 2021, 4% are EAL (English as an Additional Language) and we provide a culturally safe environment for students who identify as ATSI (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander). A number of students receive high-level dedicated support through the Program for Students with Disabilities, this is a feature of our school that we are particularly proud of and look forward to enriching through the new Disability and Inclusion support model. SFOE is 0.1016.
The following values are central to life at our school and we attempt to apply these in our everyday dealings with each other and in the development of our programs and policies: Respect, Strong Relationships, Teamwork, Learning, Innovation and Sustainability.
At Black Rock Primary School we are concerned with the development of the whole child which includes Academic, Physical, Emotional, Social and Creative growth. Activation of student voice and agency in their learning, as well as providing strong opportunities for leadership development is a strong priority across the school.
We take pride in providing a diverse range of programs that cater to the individual learning needs of all students, with a strong focus on learning in Literacy and Numeracy as the essential foundations for student success. Student engagement with the breadth of curriculum areas is provided through inquiry learning and extra-curricular programs, including Bike Education, intensive swimming, comprehensive camping program and well-organised sporting competitions and pathways.
This is further supported by passionate teachers in the specialist learning programs which include Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Physical Education and LOTE (Chinese).
Additional student interest is catered for through the ‘lunchtime clubs’ program facilitated by teachers from across the school, activities include but are not limited to: chess, library, digital coding, mindfulness/relaxation, gardening and student-led games and activities.
Facilities provide a variety of safe and inviting learning spaces for students in well-maintained heritage classrooms, and a contrasting modern, open space BER designed building. The school has an abundance of open-space, including a variety of leisure/adventure playground facilities and a full-sized sports stadium. A centrepiece of our grounds is the recently resurfaced 8000m2 natural turf oval with tree lined natural surrounds. In supporting a wide variety of curriculum programs and experiences for students, the school also boasts a comprehensive suite of well-resourced specialist learning spaces including: a dedicated STEM centre, a Library and ‘Green Room’ Multi-Media Centre, a Multi-Purpose Hall/ Out of School Hours Care facility, Visual Arts Workshop, Music and Performing Arts Spaces and a LOTE (Chinese) Centre. Digital Learning Technologies are integrated extensively across the school to augment and transform learning across the curriculum.
As we challenge each of our students to achieve his/her full potential we are supported by staff and parents whose enthusiastic efforts continue to ensure the provision of the best possible outcomes and learning environment for the students at Black Rock Primary School.
The staffing profile of Black Rock Primary includes two Principal Class Members, 32.4 equivalent full-time teaching staff, 8 Education Support staff, 4 administration staff plus a part-time library technician, maintenance officer and specialist IT technician.
Please see the school website for further information: www.blackrockps.vic.edu.au/
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:
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:
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.
A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.