Extension & Specialist Program - Bellaire Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Highton VIC 3216, Australia
  • 14 Jan, 2022

Job Description

Job ID:  1262148 Location:  Bellaire Primary School Department:  Bellaire Primary School Role Type:  Other Subjects/Duties:  View Subject/Duties Full/Part Time:  Full-Time Ongoing/Fixed Term:  Fixed Term Classification:  Classroom Teacher Apply By:  24/01/2022 Other Information:   Begin Date:  28/01/2022 End Date:  21/12/2022 Hours:  38.00 Contact Name:  Suzanne Prendergast Phone:  52435203 School Website:  www.bellaireps.vic.edu.au


Location Profile

At Bellaire Primary School we ‘Aim High’ to provide a secure, collaborative and challenging environment that supports all students in maximising their achievements by being active participants in driving their learning in preparation for life long success as proactive, global citizens.


  • happy and confident people who display compassion, perseverance and resilience,
  • developing a local and global view of the world where people have an understanding of and empathy for other cultures,
  • effective communication and reflection when engaging with a range of audiences,
  • initiative in taking action to make a positive difference to self and others,
  • interpersonal skills that support us in working collaboratively in a positive way,
  • critical and creative thinking,
  • safe and respectful behaviours in online and offline environments.

These values are displayed throughout the whole school by our ‘Behaviours We Value’ trees. The trees are used to guide feedback for students, inclusive of student behaviour awards for modelling the behaviours we value.


Bellaire Primary School is located in the suburb of Highton in Geelong and students are drawn from both Highton and surrounding areas. In 2021 there are 27 home groups across four learning communities. We have a leadership team that consists of our Principal, two Assistant Principals (Prep-2 and Years 3-6) and two Leading Teachers, who work as instructional coaches for the teachers in the classrooms.


Although our students work in Learning Communities – Prep, Junior, Middle and Seniors – our classes are all straight year levels.

We have five x Prep classes, four x Year 1 classes, four x Year 2 classes, four x Year 3 classes, four x Year 4 classes, three x Year 5 classes and three x Year 6 classes.

The school also has a Specialists precinct, existing of The Arts (Visual and Drama/Music), Physical Education, French, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) and a well-resourced library.

The school has experienced a steady enrolment over the past few years and have 620 students enrolled in 2021; with an equal gender balance of male and female students. The school also has a strong wellbeing focus.


Bellaire Primary School is a leading school in the innovation of education, with an ‘Aim High’ approach to teaching and learning. The development of learning spaces to facilitate personalised learning, engagement of students and the creation of learning communities has been a major focus.

The school has also implemented a digital overlay in each learning community and Specialist subject areas; developing professional knowledge and providing resources in a suite of technologies. This is inclusive of Years 3-6 BYOD (iPad) program in Middles and Seniors.

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 plan, teach and assess an Art program.


This role would be to run the Art program for the 28 classes Prep - 6.

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 classroom 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.