Primary Classroom Teacher (Foundation)

An experienced primary classroom teacher is required at the Minimbah Campus of Woodleigh School. This is a great opportunity for an exemplary teacher to join the staff at Woodleigh School, a leader in the delivery of contemporary, holistic coeducation.

This is a full time, 12 month contract for a classroom teaching position (Foundation), commencing Term 1, 2018.

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

  • Understanding of and familiarity with the Australian Curriculum
  • Outstanding practice in Literacy and Numeracy Education
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Interest in current trends in progressive education through professional development
  • Interest in and an ability to make use of ICT in teaching and learning
  • A stated willingness to be fully involved in school life

Applicants must also demonstrate:

  • A commitment to high quality education
  • An understanding of the individual and their developmental needs
  • An understanding of the needs of highly gifted students (an ability to demonstrate differentiation techniques)
  • An ability to work as a member of a cohesive team
  • Well developed interpersonal and communication skills

Please also refer to General Staff Requirements

Term: This is a 12 month contract position commencing from the beginning of Term 1 2018 through to the end of Term 4 2018.

The Minimbah Campus of Woodleigh School is situated in South Frankston and has an enrolment of approximately 240 students from Early Childhood to Year 6. It has excellent ICT facilities and offers specialist programs in Music, Visual Art, Dance, Drama, Library, Physical Education French and Indonesian. The children participate in an extensive camps and Outdoor Education Program from Year 2.

Responsible for:

As a member of staff you belong to a learning community with a fundamental commitment to:

  • A positive and respectful relationship between staff and students 
  • Restorative practice approaches to conflict resolution 
  • Maximising opportunities for learning, growth and development 
  • Challenging and extending the traditional learning boundaries 
  • Creating learning environments where students feel safe, secure and valued whilst being challenged to define and pursue their own level of excellence
  • Creating learning experiences which are experiential, real and relevant to students lives
  • Inquiry and problem based learning strategies

As a teacher you are responsible for:

  • Designing and implementing learning and teaching programs using knowledge of curriculum, assessment and reporting requirements
  • Developing teaching activities that incorporate differentiated strategies to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities.
  • Using effective teaching strategies to integrate ICT into learning and teaching programs to make selected content relevant and meaningful.
  • Planning and implementing well- structured learning and teaching programs or lesson sequences that engage students and promote learning.
  • Selecting and using relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem solving and critical and creative thinking.
  • 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 stage of development and learning goals.
  • Creating a positive learning environment where every student has the opportunity to learn
  • Contribute to collegial discussions and apply constructive feedback from colleagues to improve professional knowledge and practice.
  • Attending Parent/Teacher nights 
  • Participating in the Camps and extra-curricular activities programs 
  • Contributing to student wellbeing, including working with students and assisting with the delivery of relevant programs

As a member of the staff team you are responsible for:

  • Sharing your learning with colleagues, and taking an active role in improving the quality of teaching at the School
  • Your ongoing professional growth through the Professional Growth model 
  • Being an active participant at a campus level to ensure the ongoing improvement of the learning culture within the school
  • Attending all regular staff meetings 
  • Attending and being an active contributor to staff and school learning projects, curriculum planning, implementation and assessment

As a member of the Woodleigh learning community you are responsible for:

  • Working in line with the policies and guidelines established by the School and Victorian Institute of Teachers (VIT)
  • Being an ambassador for Woodleigh School, articulating its values and participating positively in information sessions and social functions for parents and the broader community
  • Supporting the schools community partnerships, including the Wugubank Indigenous Partnership. 

Conditions of Employment:

  • Registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) and appropriate degree(s) is required 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.
  • Woodleigh operates a smoke-free work environment.

Applications close at 4pm on Wednesday 8 November 2017. 

For position specific enquiries, please contact Rod Davies – Deputy Principal and Head of Minimbah Campus at Woodleigh School on 9788 6488. 

Applications in writing with the names of three referees should be emailed to Rod Davies – Deputy Principal and Head of Minimbah Campus at Woodleigh School. 



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.