- Job posted on: 13th Jun 2019
- Applications close:
At Dandenong West Primary School we seek to meet the needs of the community we serve. Our view of education is expansive, while student learning is our core business we recognise this does not happen in isolation from families and the wider community. We have high aspirations for our students, as do their families. Our programs are designed to enhance student learning, support families by providing access to services and learning opportunities, and to foster participation within the wider community. Our school vision embodies this view of education:
“Our vision is to inspire a passion for learning that motivates us to live life with enthusiasm and a positive attitude.”
To achieve our vision we expect all staff to develop positive relationships with our students, their families and more widely; we understand that life is a process of continuous growth, and growth itself is a process of learning through making meaningful connections. To establish and maintain positive learning relationships our staff are expected to implement the Berry St Educational Model and Restorative Practices.
Our programs are designed to meet the needs of a large group of students newly-arrived in Australia who face a range of challenges; including learning English. Our teachers work in teams to provide an exciting and engaging learning program designed to meet students' individual learning needs. All teachers work in flexible learning spaces. Time is allocated to enable teams to plan together for effective learning and teaching and to ensure consistent practices are established and maintained. Teaching staff are provided with a range of Professional Learning opportunities to improve the quality of learning and teaching; including working with the school's Instructional Coach and Stem Learning Specialist.
We have a Well-Being Team to support students and families who work alongside teachers to ensure students are happy, safe and ready to learn. Dandenong West has developed a range of innovative opportunities to engage families and the wider community with the school. We have a Community Hub that facilities parent engagement and learning throughout the school day.
In partnership with the local community coordinate the development of the Community Hub, consisting of:
A full Position Description is attached below.