Mixed Specialist Teacher - Yoga, PE and Foundation (Classroom Teacher)

Job posted: 01/05/2024
Applications close: 31/05/2024 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / From 03/06/2024 - 01/05/2026

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1413668

Reference: 1413668

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Selection Criteria

Please consider the nature of our educational setting when responding to these criteria, namely, our philosophy of practice, emphasis on Professional Learning Teams and our focus on data for excellence in student outcomes.

Each applicant must address the below selection criteria:

SC1    Demonstrated knowledge of the relevant curriculum, including the ability to incorporate the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills, as well as yoga, physical education and athletics skills. Demonstrated experience in responding to student learning needs across these areas.

SC2    Demonstrated experience in planning for and implementing high-impact teaching strategies, guided by how students learn in the fields of yoga and physical education, as well as evaluating the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth in these areas. 

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, including the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with students, parents, colleagues, and the broader school community, as well as speaking an additional language, to support a multicultural school environment.

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.


Additional Notes:

  1. Please provide (a) Cover Letter, (b) CV and (c) KSC in a single PDF Document.
  2. Process may involve (a) teaching demonstration in front of actual class, (b) team group exercise and (c) individual interview.
  3. Any Visa conditions must be declared in the original written application.
  4. Both LANTITE and VIT status may be requested prior to interview.



  • Teamwork is at the heart of everything we do at South Melbourne Primary School
  • A positive disposition is necessary at all times as the base behaviour of all professionals
  • The school has a large multi-cultural population so skills in English as an Additional Language pedagogy would be an advantage.
  • Due to the nature of the school design, practice will continually be “on display” so cycles of feedback and support for peers will be inherent in the role



The core role of classroom teacher may include but is not limited to:

  • Monitoring, evaluating and reporting student progress in key learning areas
  • Implementing strategies to achieve targets related to student learning outcomes
  • Maintaining records of class attendance and recording student progress
  • Implementing effective student management consistent with School policies
  • 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
  • Participating in activities such as parent/teacher meetings; staff meetings; camps and excursions;
  • Undertaking other non-teaching supervisory duties
  • Supervising a range of student activities including support and welfare programs
  • Contributing to a range of co-curricular programs
  • Undertaking other classroom teaching related and organisational duties as determined by the School Principal

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:


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

South Melbourne

South Melbourne Primary School acknowledges the traditional owners of the land on which we are located; the Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin Nation.


At South Melbourne Primary School, we aim to be an outlier in excellence for the benefit of our students, their families and ourselves. 2024 will be South Melbourne Primary School's 7th year of operation. Setting up a new school has allowed us to select staff who are determined to implement effective, evidence-based approaches and processes. Our values of Character, Community and Learning form the basis of everything we do.


Purpose: We care for and educate children so that they are safe, happy, connected and achieving.

Vision: Inspiring hearts and minds to thrive

Values: Character, Community and Learning


Character: Our People. Strong Together

Creating a warm, inclusive culture is important to us. Equally, there is a high sense of expectation running parallel to our work. Our staff are united in aspirations for academic and behavioural excellence. Our staff plan and collaborate in Professional Learning Teams, building each other¿s knowledge. Our staff practice GEMS (Gratitude, Empathy, Mindfulness and Show More Love) in Staff Huddles, meetings and daily interactions.

We mindfully build strong character in our students. We refer to our Big 10 Essential Habits regularly. These are based on core traits that we want to embed in the behaviour, work habits, social skills and effort of our students. We hold blitzes on key areas of character, such as manners, to ensure our standards never slip. Emotional intelligence and self-regulation are actively taught to students through weekly lessons focussed on social and emotional learning.


Learning: Our Program. Be your best in your practice

Literacy and Numeracy are our lead academic ideals. All staff are trained and supported to understand the purpose and effective implementation of these subjects at our school. We base our work in recognised theories of cognitive science and Explicit Direct Instruction. We use defined approaches and programs to turn these theories into practice with exacting standards. We measure our progress in all of these aspects through rigorous data collection and analysis ¿ for staff, students and families. We strive for program consistency to achieve a `low variance, high fidelity¿ curriculum so that every child has the best opportunity to succeed.

Coaching, observation and feedback occurs in Professional Learning Teams and across our staff to support our pursuit of practice improvement.

Our Specialist Programs provide outstanding opportunities for students to find and hone talents in the areas of Music and Performing Arts, Visual Art, Mandarin and Physical Education.


Community: Our Place

Our students come from every corner of the world. Each one adds to our school and we consider it a privilege to be able to educate them. We are proud to be a place where our community's multicultural backgrounds come together.

We approach learning as a partnership with the families of our students. We seek to engage our students¿ families through a range of in person and digital means. These include Celebration of Learning Days, assemblies, Seesaw and Compass. We report student progress, both social emotional and academic, to families transparently on a termly basis as we strongly believe that parents have the right to know how their child is progressing.

We often visit areas in the community or have visitors come to present to our students. We consider this part of a rich curriculum that inspires hearts and minds to thrive.

We form a strong partnership with the City of Port Phillip to provide wrap-around services including a Kindergarten, Out of Hours School Care, Sports and Recreation and Health Services.

Please be aware that there is no on-site staff car parking at South Melbourne Primary School. Staff can commute via public transport (a 96 tram stop is at our door), walk, ride or pay for parking on the surrounding streets if spots are available.

Mixed Specialist Teacher - Yoga, PE and Foundation (Classroom Teacher)

Job type:

Full time / From 03/06/2024 - 01/05/2026

Job classification:

Classroom Teacher


Noel Creece | 03 9935 9399

Mixed Specialist Teacher - Yoga, PE and Foundation (Classroom Teacher)