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April

Assistant Principal - Maroubra Junction Public School

Teaching Service - Sydney, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Information

Maroubra Junction Public School is situated on Bidjigal and Gadigal lands in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. We are located in a high density area, with a mix of residential and commercial properties and major public and recreational facilities nearby. We enjoy modern facilities with spacious grounds that are well-landscaped and maintained. Our learning spaces are innovative and well-resourced.

We have a diverse community. Fifty-five percent of our 535 students have a language background other than English. We have dedicated English as Additional Language/Dialect teachers to support the development of English language skills. We offer Greek and Chinese (Mandarin) as community languages and celebrate our myriad of multicultural backgrounds through whole school events and the inclusion of cultural perspectives within our teaching and learning programs. Our school is an inclusive environment that caters for diversity in learning and support. Our P&C and School Council actively support our school community and the achievement of outcomes for our students. The centre for Out of School Hours Care caters for families who require before and after school care and vacation care. We offer a range of extracurricular activities to add to the development of students' interests and talents.

The diversity of our staff members is a strength of our school. We come from a variety of cultural backgrounds and bring a wealth of professional experiences, skills and passions. We foster a love of learning and provide students with positive, safe and challenging learning environments. We provide student leadership opportunities, varied STEAM initiatives, vibrant creative arts events, a wide range of sporting activities and a dynamic library.

At our school, learning is visible and students adopt a positive growth mindset when faced with adversity. Our core values of respect, learning and safety underpin our expectations that utilise the ethos of Positive Behaviours for Learning programs. High expectations lend themselves to improvement in literacy and numeracy outcomes, building the capacuity of all stakeholders and engaging as a school community.

Selection Criteria

In addition to the general selection criteria: 
 

  • Approval to teach infants and/or primary with a demonstrated ability to lead, mentor and support staff in quality, inclusive and differentiated literacy and numeracy programs, using data to guide and inform teaching and learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead professional development with the aim of building the capacity of a team of experienced and early career teachers to achieve a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Proven ability to build and extend cohesive relationships with all stakeholders and community for the benefit of the students and the school.
  • Proven ability in the implementation of whole school wellbeing practices and processes, resulting in enhanced student engagement and a positive, inclusive school culture that builds the whole child.
  • Demonstrated ability to balance exemplary classroom teaching practice with the complex responsibilities and demands of a school leadership role.

General Selection Criteria

1. Successful teaching experience with capacity to initiate improvement in teaching, learning and classroom practice
2. Knowledge of curriculum, assessment and student welfare with the ability to lead and design quality, inclusive teaching and learning programs
3. Educational leadership skills to build the capacity and manage the performance of individuals and teams
4. Well developed communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to build relationships and engage students, staff and parents
5. Ability to plan and manage resources effectively and equitably to support teaching and learning
6. Knowledge of and commitment to the Department's Aboriginal education policies

Conditions

An unconditional full approval to teach is a requirement. If you do not hold a full approval to teach with the NSW Department of Education, you are required to commence the application process at the same time as you apply for this teaching opportunity.

Special Notes

Applicants are to include details of their WWCC clearance number as part of this application.

To ensure that your application complies with the guideline page limits your attachments must be in PDF format.

New merit selection application guidelines for classroom teachers, executives and principals have been introduced to provide greater clarity to applicants and selection panels. The guidelines were in effect on positions advertised from Wednesday 10th June 2020. The guidelines are located at: https://education.nsw.gov.au/about-us/careers-at-education/roles-and-locations/roles-at-education/teaching/addressing-selection-criteria.html