Classroom Teacher - Cardinia Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Cardinia VIC 3978, Australia
  • 11 Jan, 2022

Job Description

Job ID 1262164 Location Cardinia Primary School Department Cardinia 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 01/24/2022 Other Information   Begin Date 02/01/2022 End Date 04/25/2022 Hours 22.80 Contact Name Susan Wepster Phone 5998 8323 School Website  

Location Profile

Cardinia Primary School is on the corner of Ballarto Road and Cardinia Road in the township of Cardinia. The school is located approximately 10 minutes from the suburbs of Pakenham and Cranbourne and the townships of Tooradin and Koo Wee Rup.

The school has been educating local children since 1911, historically being a small school that served its small rural community. The school has undergone significant change in the last ten years. Urban development in the south-east growth corridor, in particular the rapid expansion of Pakenham, has delivered additional enrolments.

In 2019, we have an enrolment of 290 students who make up 14 classes, two at each level from Foundation to Year 6. Cardinia Primary School has 37 staff including two Principal class, 16 full-time teachers, six part-time teachers and 11 Education Support staff. The School is very conscious of maintaining its rural school ethos and valuing its motto of being a ‘Caring Family School’, both of which are highly attractive to families wishing to enroll their children at the school. We have a focus on Literacy and Numeracy, with all lessons designed using the Cardinia Primary School Instructional Model. Our intervention programs are Reading Recovery and LLI (Levelled Literacy Intervention). Specialist teaching areas include Music, Visual Arts, Science and Auslan (LOTE). There are many events firmly cemented in the school’s yearly calendar: a Whole School Picnic, Easter activities and Easter Bonnet Parade, participation in the Yakkerboo Parade, Show Day, a Whole School Camp and an annual Christmas Concert. The school also has an extensive Buddy Program, with every student in the school given a ‘buddy’.

Vision and Values

Cardinia Primary School is committed to providing a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for all students, staff and members of our community. Our school recognises the importance of the partnership between our school, parents/carers and the community to support student learning, engagement and wellbeing. We share a commitment to, and a responsibility for, creating an inclusive and safe school environment for our students that inspires, challenges and supports all students to achieve their personal best. Our School’s values are Resilience, Respect, Working Together, Personal Best and Caring.

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.

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.