Classroom Teacher - Eltham North Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Eltham North VIC 3095, Australia
  • 10 May, 2022

Job Description

Job ID 1277958
Location Eltham North Primary School
Department Eltham North Primary School
Role Type Primary Teacher
Subjects/Duties View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term Fixed Term
Classification Classroom Teacher
Apply By 05/22/2022
Other Information  
Begin Date 06/01/2022
End Date 01/09/2023
Hours 38.00
Contact Name DAVID FOLEY
Phone 9439 9639
School Website

Location Profile

Eltham North Primary School nurtures a community atmosphere, beautiful surrounds and positive learning environment. At Eltham North, we have proud academic tradition and maximise every learning opportunity to shape our students' future through high quality, values-enriched teaching and learning.

As a Victorian Government Primary School, Eltham North has a clear vision and purpose. Vision: 'Our school empowers all students to embrace learning, achieve their personal best and build their emotional, social and physical wellbeing'.

At Eltham North, the school community works together to ensure every child has a positive, happy and rewarding school experience. Every person involved in Eltham North Primary School has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make. Parents and teachers are genuine partners in the learning process, ensuring students value and pursue knowledge and strive to achieve their best. Students are also encouraged to be considerate and supportive of others.

The school attracts and retains an experienced, caring and innovative staff. Our teachers work to provide a range of high quality learning opportunities to stimulate and challenge the individual needs and talents of their students. This is done within a collaborative culture, creating a strong sense of community and team spirit.

Testimony to the quality education provided for our students are the results in national testing, which consistently show performance well above state and national means.

At Eltham North, our challenge is to target key indicators which define what it is to be a truly successful learner, a learner who not only achieves well in national testing, but who is deemed successful within the context of his/her area of talent. To achieve this we focus on providing our students with access to a broad range of learning opportunities that respond to the diversity of their individual needs and abilities. We believe these opportunities will continue to evolve through the commitment of our dedicated staff.

We are confident our focus on individual needs and abilities will be achieved through maintaining strong partnerships with parents and the wider community. This, in turn, provides a comprehensive approach to challenging our students to achieve their best and build self-confidence in their personal abilities. This approach of building the foundations of academic and social capabilities of our students reflects our school's ethos:

Eltham North Primary is a caring school and we have expressed four ‘kid friendly values’ are using the ‘CARE’ acronym.


  • We will work together to achieve common goals
  • We will negotiate solutions
  • We will acknowledge the contributions of all group members
  • We will foster co-operation, trust and goodwill between students, teachers and parents


  • We will do our best and not give up when faced with tasks that are difficult
  • We will encourage individual improvement
  • We will support each other in achieving our goals
  • We will recognise and celebrate achievements


  • We will take responsibility for ourselves, others and our environment
  • We will treat others as we want them to treat us
  • We will be courteous and tolerant of others in our school community
  • We will demonstrate reliability and honesty in our interactions with others


  • We will show compassion to others
  • We will support others who may be having difficulties
  • We will try to understand and accept others’ views and feelings
  • We will treat others with care and understanding

We believe that values education is an integral part of our school and as such needs to be clearly reflected in school policies, codes of conduct and school documentation. These core values are the cornerstone on which we build our vision and underpin all that we do.

Eltham North Primary School is a community united by a commitment to learning. It was founded in 1924 and is intensely proud of its educational achievement in serving the community of Eltham. We are located one kilometre north of the township of Eltham Central, a residential suburb renowned for its peaceful bush surroundings. The school has more than 553 students enrolled for 2022. Of the current student body, 96% are Australian born and 4% of our students do not use English language as their first language at home.

Learning is delivered through the new Victorian Curriculum and value added programs including: VCOP, Write To Read Literacy program, Phonemic Awareness, Independent Reading using Café Menu, Big Ideas in Number, Science, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) initiatives, Instrumental Music, Reading Recovery, Support, Challenge and Enrichment Programs, Literacy and Numeracy Intervention, Sustainable Schools Program, Healthy Schools, KidsMatter, Berry St Model, 'The Resilience Project' and Student Leadership programs. Continuous development of enrichment programs is supported through implementation of our priority and improvement areas. To further support student learning a Student Welfare co-ordinator leads the Support Staff, Student Services and the implementation of direct instruction and explicit learning programs. School Improvement Teams deliver curriculum design, implementation and monitoring in keeping with community goals using a common language. These teams include Literacy, Numeracy, ICT (Computer Technology), Access (Welfare), Integrated Curriculum and Assessment and Reporting.

The educational programs of Eltham North are further supported by a diligent, cohesive community and a well resourced infrastructure. The school accommodates 23 classrooms with the addition of a two-storey year 4 and 5 Centre, Multi-Media Information Communications Lab (ICT), instrumental music rooms and OSHC centre. The extensive ICT facilities have a wireless network to all classrooms and specialist areas. The provision of greater space and technology resources serves to respond to learners developmental needs and innovation in pedagogy. Extensive landscaping provides a range of active and passive play areas with four adventure playground zones.

Eltham North is dedicated to build upon strong community relationships, positive student achievements and seek out new knowledge to further support the thinking skills and creativity of our learning community. In partnership with the community, Eltham North will continual to provide our students the means and motivation to excel and lead us into an exciting future.


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.