Classroom Music Teacher

Position: Classroom Music Teacher 
Campus: Minimbah Campus
Faculty/Department: Music Department, Arts Faculty
Reports to: Head of Campus
Key Relationships: Music Department, Arts Faculty Members, Students, Staff

Position Summary

The role of the appointed Classroom Music Teacher will be to join a dynamic teaching group at our Minimbah Campus. The position is part time, 0.52 FTE, commencing Term 1 2020.

Key Responsibilities:

Teaching Music responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the Music classroom environment reflects the essential elements of the PYP curriculum and promotes a safe and engaging place of learning and discovery.
  • Support the wider Woodleigh Music Programming, including concerts and performances, productions and assemblies.
  • Support to integration of Music into the units of inquiry (PYP).
  • Be an advocate for and promote Music and The Arts within the wider Woodleigh community.


  • Employ a range of effective teaching strategies to successfully implement the curriculum.
  • Differentiate the curriculum to ensure individual needs of students in classes are met.
  • Participate in the development and evaluation of curriculum within the Music department.
  • Reflect and assess on the effectiveness teaching.

Assessment and Reporting:

  • Embed a range of assessment practices appropriate to the classroom program.
  • Monitor each student and provide meaningful feedback.
  • Clearly articulate task requirements so each student can participate to the best of their ability.
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with colleagues and parents concerning student progress.
  • Write formal academic reports aligned to the Woodleigh Reporting Style Guide.
  • Keep accurate records of communications regarding student progress.


  • Demonstrate a commitment to the use of ICT activities in the classroom to enhance teaching and learning.
  • Use a variety of meaningful ICT experiences in classroom practice.
  • Demonstrate a continued development of ICT training as required.
  • Work within the guidelines of the Woodleigh ICT policy.

Learning Environment:

  • Promote an engaging environment of dynamic, inquiry learning.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of the Minimbah Music Centre and monitor spaces and equipment.
  • Establishing and maintaining orderly and workable routines to create an environment where student time is spent on learning tasks.
  • Providing timely, effective and appropriate feedback to students about their achievement relative to their learning goals.
  • Creating a positive environment where every student has the opportunity to learn.
  • Contributing to collegial discussions and applying constructive feedback from colleagues to improve professional knowledge and practice.
  • Undertaking teaching from Foundation to 12.
  • Undertaking other duties as required and which are relevant to the position, as directed by the Head of Faculty or Head of Campus.

Professional Development:

  • Continually improve professional knowledge and practice, working within the PYP and Victorian Curriculum frameworks.
  • Keep up to date with Australian and International Baccalaureate curriculum and resource development in Music.
  • Set personal goals and in the area of professional learning and participate in the professional development processes used by Woodleigh.
  • Maintain relationships with professional colleagues and associations.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate experience or skills in the following areas:

  • An understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children.
  • Relevant classroom teaching experience or experience working with children.
  • Professional practice that is strongly aligned with the expectations of The Woodleigh Teacher.
  • A commitment to the development of a high-quality Music education experience for all students.
  • A commitment to Woodleigh’s Values of Respect for Self, Respect for Others and Respect for the Environment.

Applicants must also demonstrate:

Must be able to demonstrate:

  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong communication skills – written and oral.
  • A passion for choral and/or ensemble directing.
  • Knowledge of the PYP and Victorian Curriculum.
  • ell-developed ICT skills.
  • A high level of musical/instrumental proficiency
  • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • The determination to strive for personal best
  • A willingness to innovate and encourage the development of creativity
  • Ability to model the attributes of a life-long learner

Education and Qualifications:

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification in Education is preferred


  • Professional experience in the music industry.
  • Be committed to working on continuing to develop skills as a musician and music educator.
  • Experience in designing, implementing and assessing effective curriculum.
  • Experience in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme and inquiry learning.
  • Experienced Kodaly and Orff Schulwerk practitioner.
  • A knowledge of and experience with current educational trends in Arts education.
  • A knowledge of and experience with the application of ICT in education.
  • Piano accompaniment skills.
  • Expertise with experiential, project based and problem-based learning approaches.

Conditions of Employment:

  • A VIT Registration is preferred for this position.
  • Qualification and First Aid Training confirmation is required for this position.
  • Woodleigh is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to appointing staff on the basis of merit.
  • At Woodleigh School we have a zero tolerance for child abuse and are committed to acting in children’s best interests and keeping them safe from harm. All staff are to abide by the Child Safety Code of Conduct.
  • It is a condition of employment that all staff take responsibility for a safe and healthy work environment and have a commitment to equal employment opportunity and a workplace free from discrimination and harassment.
  • All staff are required to observe and uphold all of Woodleigh’s Privacy policies and procedures as implemented or varied from time to time.
  • Woodleigh operates a smoke-free work environment.


This is a part time 0.52 FTE position commencing Term 1 2020.

To Apply:

Applications should be addressed to the Human Resources and emailed to by Thursday 19 September 2019.

Any queries relating to this position to: Anthony Bingham, Director of Music – Minimbah Campus, or 03 9788 6488.


Located on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, Woodleigh School is an independent, coeducational school comprising two Junior Campuses (ECC-Year 6) in Frankston South and Moorooduc and a Senior Campus in Langwarrin South.
Woodleigh is a community that strongly values a holistic education. It is a place where students are known and valued, where boys and girls grow into independent, creative, resilient individuals together.
Woodleigh is a school of dynamic, academically rigorous learning, which reflects and responds to the world we live in today. Whilst very definitely an academic school, with fine VCE results equipping the large majority of students for tertiary study, it also provides a number of other very important dimensions that prepare all students for the challenges of life in the twenty first century.
Woodleigh affirms openness, independence, self-motivation and initiative, and never limits students to predetermined outcomes. Woodleigh is entirely coeducational, committed to the belief that this is the only suitable setting to educate both boys and girls for adult life.

The Woodleigh Teacher

  • Encourages a culture of mutual respect, inquiry, innovation and learning.
  • Emphasises the Woodleigh model for Personalised Learning in their professional practice (real world, experiential learning; assessment for learning; life-long learning skills; coaching and mentoring; and wellbeing and engagement).
  • Communicates effectively with students and families about learning activities and student progress.
  • Sets high academic achievement expectations.
  • Identifies and supports students' social, emotional, and behavioural learning needs.
  • Facilitates, designs and engages with effective collaboration.
  • Provides timely feedback and collaborates with others to offer specialised support.
  • Differentiates instruction based on feedback and learning needs.

Woodleigh School is an equal opportunity employer.
Woodleigh School is committed to a Child Safe school environment and has a zero tolerance of child abuse.