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Classroom Teacher - Aitken Creek Primary School

Victoria State Government Education and Training

Job Description Job ID 1311780 Location Aitken Creek Primary School Department Aitken Creek Primary School Role Type Primary Teacher Subjects/Duties View Subject/Duties Full/Part Time Full-Time Ongoing/Fixed Term Fixed Term Classification Classroom Teacher Apply By 11/20/2022 Other Information Begin Date 01/27/2023 End Date 01/26/2024 Hours 38.00 Contact Name Brendan Thompson Phone 03 8338 3700 School Website aitkencreekps.vic.

edu.au Location Profile Context Aitken Creek Primary School is located within the City of Hume, approximately 26 kilometres north of Melbourne. The area is under constant development and has become very urbanised over the last few years.

ACPS opened its doors at the start of the 2011 school year with a total population of 67 students from P-5. The school has attained a steady increase of enrolments since its opening and has a current enrolment of over 1000 students. Destination data shows that students come from 124 different schools, 47 of which are from interstate and 32 from overseas.

Student characteristics are culturally diverse with 46 identified languages spoken at home other than English, with the majority being Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Assyrian and Sinhalese. Approximately 72% of the student population is identified as English as an Additional Language (EAL) with 48% of the student population attracting EAL funding support. The school leadership and staffing profile evolves every year to address the growth and directly link with the School Strategic Plan priorities.

The staffing profile has a mix of expertise however predominantly teaching staff are in the initial graduate years of teaching. Professional learning, coaching and induction processes have been instrumental in ensuring the development of the school culture and the school wide approach to teaching and learning. Aitken Creek Primary School is a P-6 school located on Grevillea Street Craigieburn.

Built under the new Public-Private Partnership (PPP) development, Aitken Creek Primary School is an excellent state of the art learning facility that brings together the best in contemporary educational design and promotes active student-centred learning through the creation of flexible, functional spaces. All teachers work in professional learning communities, framed around the FISO inquiry cycle. They collaborate in teaching teams so that the individual needs of their students are met.

We uphold high expectations of all and provide an exciting and inclusive experience for staff, students and families. Philosophy of Teaching and Learning Learning and development is a social, collaborative activity dependent on relationships Learning involves active participation, investigation, discovery and construction. Meaningful, authentic and relevant context is central to learning Motivation for learning is strongly dependent on the learner’s confidence in their potential Environments play a critical role in learning where ideas, values, attitudes and culture are mir.


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