Classroom Teacher - Music - Performing Arts

Job posted: 03/08/2022
Applications close: 16/08/2022 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 03/10/2022 - 28/01/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1288262

Reference: 1288262

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern 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 and Training 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.

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 http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’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 DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

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.

Vaccination Requirement

For positions in special settings, a person is not eligible for employment unless they meet the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Dear Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in the Performing Arts teaching position here at Keysborough Gardens Primary School.

Whilst ideally the successful applicant would start at the commencement of term 4, 2022 this start date is negotiable as we understand some applicants may wish to see out the 2022 year.

We are seeking an educator who is excited about the work involved in further establishing our Performing Arts Program.

Teachers with experience and also graduate teachers are invited to apply for this position.

Should you require a school tour please contact our school office on 03 9792 6800 to register your interest.

Applicants are requested to restrict responses to the selection criteria to maximum seven pages.

Applications should also include a Curriculum Vitae which outlines: - personal details; a summary of all relevant experience, background/interests, and qualifications; the names and contact details (including after hours or mobile) of three referees who can supply information regarding the applicant’s ability to meet the key selection criteria.

It is also suggested that applicants upload your Cover Letter, CV and SC responses as ONE NAMED DOCUMENT on Recruitment on Line, if possible.

I wish you well with your application.


Sherri Jenkins



Keysborough Gardens Primary School officially opened its doors on the 28th January 2020.  Enrolments for 2022 have steadily increased to 350 students, with a class structure of 16 classes. Our estimated long term projected enrolment is around 550- 600 students.

The school is located on a landscaped 2.2 hectare site in Keysborough South, approximately 27 km south-east of Melbourne and 7km inland from Port Phillip Bay. In an area once made up of market gardens and semi-rural properties, Keysborough South is now undergoing significant residential growth.

Keysborough Gardens Primary School serves a steadily growing and culturally diverse community, with many of the residents born overseas.

The two levels of the main building contain a variety of flexible collaborative learning spaces, explicit instruction glassed rooms, presentation spaces, quiet reading or small group nooks, specialist art, science and creative activities labs, games and construction/storytelling settings and toilets.

The Performing Arts and Physical Education building is a well-equipped self-contained sports stadium and performing arts facility. It contains a large gym, a Performing Arts room, a Chinese Mandarin teaching space, the school canteen, toilets, staff offices and service spaces. It also houses our Before & After School Care program.

The grounds include sports courts, outdoor learning areas, an ampi-theatre, grassed playing field and a Prep and Year 1-6 playground. Further ground projects including an additional playground, shade sails and outdoor stage will be completed over 2022.

The school class structure will continue to adapt to enrolment growth. In 2022 straight classes are provided in Prep, Year 1 and Year 2, with composite classes in 3/4 and in 5/6.  Whilst home groups will be formed at all levels, a differentiated program caters for individual learning needs.

A full range of specialist programs is provided: Physical Education, Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Mandarin. A Learning Enhancement/Individual Needs program is provided with a growing number of extra-curricular enrichment programs completing the comprehensive curriculum provision.

The staffing profile is built upon the principles of a highly effective Professional Learning Community, recruiting educators with a range of teaching experience, backgrounds and expertise.

Leaders and teachers at Keysborough Gardens PS demonstrate a passion for and strong commitment to inquiry-based pedagogy, grounded in evidence, informed by on-going assessment, and driven by individual student learning data. They demonstrate a strong passion for collaborative planning and teaching within the state-of-the-art flexible learning spaces. They thrive on a culture of collective efficacy and collaboration and have a positive mindset. They enjoy the challenges that will come with being part of a new school, and appreciate their vital role in overall school improvement.

Leaders and teachers at Keysborough Gardens PS are also dedicated to the social, emotional as well as academic growth of every student. Underpinning everything they do is an ability to remain focussed on student learning growth as well as their own growth as high quality teachers.

Education Support staff are an integral to the success of the school in many varied ways, in both administration and within the learning spaces.

The core values of Kindness, Empathy, Gratitude, Respect and Excellence guide the daily interactions of all members of the Keysborough Gardens school community.

At Keysborough Gardens we:

Model and demonstrate kindness and take every opportunity to help others who may be in need.

Show Empathy by considering and understanding how someone else is feeling, by “putting ourselves in someone else’s shoes.”

Demonstrate Gratitude by appreciating, valuing and acknowledging the people and things we have in our life.

Respect ourselves, our school and each other, and understand that our attitudes and behaviours have an impact on the people around us.

Strive for Excellence, by trying our hardest and doing our personal best. Individually. Collectively.

Classroom Teacher - Music - Performing Arts

Job type:

Full time / From 03/10/2022 - 28/01/2024

Job classification:

Not provided


Sherri Jenkins | 03 9792 6800

Classroom Teacher - Music - Performing Arts