Edgars Creek Primary School
Background – A new beginning
Edgars Creek Primary School is a new school located in at 45 Macedon Parade, Wollert, in the City of Whittlesea. This is a growth corridor with major housing development present. The school opened in Term 1, 2021 providing for 400 students from Prep (Foundation) to Year 6. The school has been designed for a long term enrolment of 525. It is anticipated that our student enrolment will be in excess of 600 students for 2022.
Edgars Creek Primary School is part of a community precinct. It is adjacent to the Ganbu Gulinj Community Centre and Edgars Creek Secondary School. An Early Learning Centre is also within this area, providing families with convenience as all the services are co-located. This provides the opportunity for life long learning and strong community connections from birth to adulthood.
Families will be supported by first contact at birth with the provision of Maternal and Child Care Health services, continuing with the availability of a range of parenting support programs, including community playgroups, cultural groups, Kindergarten and specialist allied health services such as speech therapists and early intervention professionals. Linking with these services will be paramount in ensuring a supportive transition program is offered between Kindergarten and primary school.
Strong links between students primary and secondary education will be possible by the co-location of the schools. Learning across the schools will be maximised with students, teachers and families able to share learning opportunities, unique experiences, resources and continue to foster powerful community links.
Edgars Creek Primary School aims to fully develop each young person academically, socially, emotionally and physically so they are well adjusted students who perform to the very best of their ability in all areas. We believe this can be best achieved in a happy, caring, safe and stimulating environment with the mutual commitment, support and cooperation of teachers, parents, students and the wider school community.
We begin with the end in mind: every child who attends Edgars Creek Primary School will become an active learner on his or her way to becoming a successful adult.
The physical design of Edgars Creek Primary School supports the school’s vision of a professional learning community. This ethos will underpin the approach to teaching and learning and whole school operations.
The design and intent of learning spaces will facilitate a professional learning community approach enabling educators to collaborate, implement high-impact teaching strategies and reflect on the impact on learning in a continuous improvement culture.
Learning Communities are designed around modifiable spaces that accommodate multiple learning approaches and can flexibly respond to the requirements of students and teachers, creating a sense of shared ownership, inclusion and everyday learning.
New school facilities in Victoria are designed with the following key elements incorporated into the school ethos and design:
Community: Context and Culture
Establishing a sense of place and community; a framework for the development of an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable urban structure, empowering strong, diverse communities.
Commitment to Whole of Life Learning and Living
An understanding that life-long learning is most successful when it is inclusive of: children, parents, neighbourhoods, wider communities and global citizenship. It must reflect the values, vision and aspirations of all members of the endeavour.
Collaboration Between Stakeholders
Partnerships with the City of Whittlesea, Early Learning and community service providers, other schools, with parents, students, business and industry, the community and the DET allowing for better return on investment, better implementation, interaction and ideas.
Integrating Evidence-based Knowledge of High Impact Learning and Teaching Research and Strategies
Opportunities to privilege seamless planning, professional interaction and student engagement in learning. Encourage quality professional learning opportunities and the conditions for capturing practice, building practice excellence, knowledge sharing and collaboration through team structures, collaborative design, planning and teaching and peer observations and feedback.
More information about the school building projects is available on the VSBA website https://www.schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au/pages/map.aspx
Edgars Creek Primary School seeks to recruit staff who:
A Webex information session will be held for potential applicants on Tuesday 25th January at 4pm. To register for this session please email email@example.com
Please ensure your application, including a curriculum vitae and key selection criteria, is attached as one document on recruitment online and does not exceed 8 pages in length.
The successful applicant will be undertaking an exciting role as an integral part of a new staff in a new school during its first few years of operation.
SC1 Capacity to undertake routine support tasks across a range of functions in one or more work areas within a school environment.
SC2 Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively with members of the school community including students and the capacity to provide support and/or attendant care to students where necessary.
SC3 Demonstrated proficiency in the use of office systems, software or technical equipment as relevant to the position.
SC4 Capacity to work cooperatively with a range of people including teachers, education support, students and parents.
SC5 A commitment to professional learning and growth.
SC6 Demonstrated proficiency in reading and writing Arabic and a desire to support Arabic speaking families.
This position is 5 days per week with attendance at our weekly staff meeting on Tuesdays till 4.30pm required.
Undertakes routine tasks that are usually carried out under close supervision and direction. Work that carries some degree of independence will generally involve a limited number of tasks performed on a regular basis where priorities are clear, procedures are well established and direction is readily available.
Work has little scope for deviation. Problems can usually be solved by reference to well documented procedures and instructions and clearly established practices. Deviation from established procedures will require reference to others for guidance and direction. Assistance is readily available when problems arise.
An experienced employee at range 1 will exercise limited judgement within clearly defined guidelines and well established practices that relate specifically to the tasks performed.
Does not carry responsibility for the work of others. More experienced employees will provide basic guidance and advice to others relating to tasks within the work area.
An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students, but must not include duties of teaching as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor.
Supervision of students cannot be required except where it is an integral part of the employee's position or involves supervision of students individually or in small groups, in controlled circumstances, where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.
Qualification requirements do not operate at range 1. Certification requirements may be required to legally perform specific tasks - e.g. driver's licence, first aid, safe food handling.
Who May Apply
Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.