2024 Primary Physical Education Teacher - (new school 2023) (Classroom Teacher)

Job posted: 12/09/2023
Applications close: 30/09/2023 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 29/01/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1367476

Reference: 1367476

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

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-curricula 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 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.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department.  The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.  It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines).

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants can contact Brett West, Yamatji man, in the Koorie Outcomes Division to talk about the recruitment process, the Department and supports for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the Department. Mobile: 0477 726 801 or email on: brett.west@education.vic.gov.au

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at:

 Child Safe Standards: Policy | education.vic.gov.au

DE Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DE’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DE’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DE values is available at:


Other Information

A school tour for interested applicants is available on Friday 15th September 2023 at both 1pm and 4pm or by appointment. Interested staff are asked to register by emailing Chris Simmons (Principal) using the email below.

If you have any questions, we encourage you to make contact with Chris via email christine.simmons3@education.vic.gov.au or by calling her on 0428 509 140.

Our Nearnung Primary School community is thriving ¿ Come and join us!

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx


To be eligible for employment, transfer or promotion in the principal or teacher class a person must have provisional or full registration from the Victorian Institute of Teaching. In addition, from 3 August 2020, to be eligible for employment in the principal class or teacher class, a person who graduated from a Victorian Initial Teacher Education program after 1 July 2016, must demonstrate that they have passed the literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education (LANTITE) requirements. This condition is satisfied where the LANTITE requirement is part of the Victorian Initial Teacher Education program completed by the person.

Location Profile

A fabulous opportunity exists for a highly motivated Primary Specialist Teacher: PHYSICAL EDUCATION to join our new school team. Nearnung Primary School opened for the first time in January 2023, and we encourage interested staff to come and join us, as we continue to establish our wonderful new school! Our Physical Education specialist teacher will have access to extensive resources and facilities including a full-size gym, outdoor hardcourts, a range of play spaces and a full size soccer field.

Our school is experiencing incredible success in relation to student learning and wellbeing, and we enjoy wonderfully positive community support. Our staff are thriving, knowing they are supported to teach, to lead and to achieve!

Embracing the values of connection, inclusion, endeavour and care, our teaching and learning team deliver programs that cater for each student's unique needs, ensuring learning is personalised and encouraging student agency. Our disability inclusion focus is well developed, and our students are thriving!

School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) features at our school, along with programs that support positive student wellbeing and our commitment to the delivery of high-quality curriculum. Our students demonstrate exemplary behaviour and consistently work to achieve their very best.

Our school facilities are incredible and include: an administration building with a beautiful library, staff offices and amenities; two learning neighbourhood buildings with general purpose classrooms, and flexible and collaborative teaching spaces; a specialist learning neighbourhood building for subjects such as food technology and science; a community hub with a competition-grade gymnasium, canteen, music and drama space; two outdoor hardcourts and a sports field. The school offers Outside School Hours Care for families of students who attend the school.

The successful applicant will be a teacher who values working and collaborating in teams, to deliver the very best programs for our students. All staff are supported by a robust professional learning program that meets both whole school and individual staff needs and interests.

OUR VISION is the provision of a vibrant, inclusive school with purposeful community partnerships, providing personalised and relevant opportunities for all students to reach their potential and have a voice and choice in their learning and pathway.

OUR MISSION is to actively engage with the school community and share responsibility for empowering one another in the delivery of deliberate practices that maximise student engagement, achievement and wellbeing. Information and communication technology is embedded within our program delivery, providing a voice, choice and/or solution to potential barriers faced by students.

We promote the principles of inclusive education and support personalised learning by embedding the Universal Design for Learning principles and practices in school curriculum planning. We ensure teaching is targeted, consistent and specific, delivered within a tiered response model. Our students are thriving!

WE VALUE connection, inclusion, endeavour and care. We make a deliberate choice to focus on positive learning and healthy relationships, respecting ourselves, our school and each other, and understand that our attitudes and actions have an impact on the people around us. We celebrate and champion everyone to be their whole and most authentic selves. We focus on our goals, give effort and celebrate success. We model and demonstrate kindness and take every opportunity to help others.

All members of the school community are encouraged to be actively involved in the learning partnership to enable children to reach their potential at school and our school teams will contribute significantly to the quality of learning and the smooth operation of the school.

2024 Primary Physical Education Teacher  - (new school 2023) (Classroom Teacher)

Job type:

Full time / From 29/01/2024

Job classification:

Classroom Teacher


Chris Simmons - Principal | 0428 509 140

2024 Primary Physical Education Teacher  - (new school 2023) (Classroom Teacher)