Derrinallum P-12 College is located in the rural Western District of Victoria. It was established in 1994 when Derrinallum Primary School and Derrinallum High School amalgamated. Derrinallum P-12 College continues to provide meaningful and successful pathways from Foundation to Year 12. It is located approximately 100km from the major population centers of Geelong, Ballarat and Warrnambool and it services not only the Derrinallum township but the surrounding rural communities, with four buses bringing students to the college every day.
A total of 76 students were enrolled at Derrinallum P-12 in 2020. 39 in Primary and 37 in Secondary. The school's socio-economic band value is medium.
Derrinallum P-12 College is on the edge of town, allowing wide open space for sporting fields and agricultural programs. Our students have access to a main building containing secondary and primary wings as well a specialist wing providing classrooms for Design and Technology, Drama, Music and Art. Additionally the students have access to an indoor sports center and enclosed undercover gymnasium on the grounds providing students with all-weather sporting facilities year round. Our primary students benefit from access to specialist teaching programs including Art, Woodwork, Cooking, Italian and Performing Arts.
The schools physical environment is well maintained, strengthening the sense pride in the school. Classrooms are well presented and reflect a warm welcoming and engaging learning space for all students. The school completed a building project in Term 3 of 2020 to modernise the toilets and upgrade senior student facilities, including the year 11 and 12 common room. The corridor of east wing of the main building was repainted when the ceiling was replaced after storm damage which occurred in January. The college has also invested heavily in updating ICT resources providing brand new laptops for every student from Foundation to year 12 and equipping classrooms with interactive whiteboards.
The College's strong connection with partner schools in the Corangamite Trade Training Cluster allows student to take part in various trades across the cluster of local schools (Hospitality, Building & Construction and Hair & Beauty are among the offerings).
We have 22 staff at the school including one Principal , one Assistant Principal, three Team Leaders (with a teaching load), 9 Classroom Teachers and 8 Education Support staff.
At Derrinallum P-12 College our purpose is to provide a dynamic learning environment that engages students to achieve their personal best in an atmosphere of mutual respect, trust and co-operation and to nurture the development of all students to foster connectedness and an improved sense of wellbeing. The college prides itself on our sense of community and our values of Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Empathy and Support.
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.