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Penrith Anglican College
338-356 Wentworth Road ORCHARD HILLS NSW 2748
Orchard Hills, NSW, Australia

Phone: (02) 4736 8100
Web Site: www.pac.nsw.edu.au

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PENRITH, NSW, Australia 


Education & Training, Schools/Teaching

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Job Description:

Penrith Anglican College was established in 1998 with a clear vision – to encourage students to live lives of purpose and to develop a personal faith with Christ. That founding vision remains at the heart of our College.
An education at Penrith Anglican College is characterised by a progressive approach to learning. Our College is set in a modern campus at the foot of the Blue Mountains, with state of the art facilities providing spaces for students to learn and grow.
Penrith Anglican College is a progressive co-educational College where students are encouraged to prepare for a bright future. Our College prepares students to achieve academic and personal excellence, with students in Year 11 and 12 participating in either the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program or the Higher School Certificate program.
A large inclusive and nurturing community is the heartbeat of our College, with parent and community involvement in college life encouraged. We exist to help each student to learn, achieve and progress in order to build himself or herself a bright future.
Role Summary
This role is responsible for nurturing students’ ability to learn, for instructing them in the curriculum requirements and for supporting their academic and pastoral needs. Primary School Teachers work in close collaboration with other teachers and contribute actively to the full life of the College.
This role reports to the Head of Primary.
Key Responsibilities
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the NSW syllabus documents for Kindergarten to Year 6.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the development of literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Create a learning culture with high expectations and encourage students to develop effective learning habits, problem-solving skills and critical thinking techniques.
  • Develop and implement progressive assessment tools, assess and analyse student’s progress and provide feedback to parents and colleagues.
  • Define acceptable standards of behaviour and implement effective classroom management practices.
  • Establish and implement inclusive and positive interactions to engage and support all students in classroom activities.
  • Create and maintain a respectful environment where student time is spent on learning.
  • Ensure student’s wellbeing and safety within the College by implementing the relevant policy, legislative and curriculum requirements.
  • Incorporate strategies to promote the safe, responsible and ethical use of ICT in learning and teaching.
  • Respectfully report on student progress and achievements, making use of accurate and reliable records.
  • Demonstrate responsiveness in all communications with parents about their children’s learning and student wellbeing.
  • Be familiar with the Primary School Wellbeing Program and the College’s Behaviour Management policy and procedures. 
  • Develop, implement and evaluate teaching and learning programs that incorporate differentiated strategies to meet the specific learning needs of students across a range of abilities.
  • Critically engage in professional learning to update knowledge and practice, targeted to your professional needs and College priorities.
  • Organise and/or support a diverse co-curricular program covering sporting activities, music, drama, visual arts, public speaking, debating, excursions, camps and other extracurricular activities.
  • Undertake other duties as directed by the Head of Primary School.

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Selection Criteria
The incumbent must:
  • Have a personal commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ and regular attendance at a Christian church.
  • Accept the College’s Statement of Faith and live a lifestyle consistent with this.
  • Possess sound knowledge of the current NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Curriculum and strong pedagogical skills to meet the diverse needs of all students and to foster every child's educational potential.
  • Demonstrate the ability to utilise a range of teaching practices including, but not limited to inquiry-based and collaborative learning.
  • Be able to relate to students, to understand how they learn and to contribute to their pastoral and academic care.
  • Be able to communicate effectively, work collaboratively and build strong partnerships with colleagues, families and students.
  • Be enthusiastic and committed to offering a caring, nurturing, inclusive, creative and stimulating learning environment, which supports Christian values.
  • Possess excellent behavioural management skills, an ability to maintain classroom discipline and confidence in dealing with difficult situations.
  • Be confident and competent with the use of ICT as a method of curriculum delivery.
Qualifications and Experience
The incumbent must:
  • Be accredited with the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).
  • Have a degree in Primary Education.
  • Have a current Working with Children Check Number.
Remuneration, duties and conditions will be as per the Independent Schools NSW/ACT Standards Model (Teachers) Multi-enterprise Agreement 2017 (or as revised).
Application Process
Interested applicants should submit the following:
  • A completed Application for Employment as a Teacher form.
  • A cover letter addressing the selection criteria (no more than two pages) including how you are demonstrating the following;
    • A personal commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ and attendance at a Christian Church on a regular basis.
    • You live a lifestyle consistent with the College’s Statement of Faith.
  • A signed Penrith Anglican College Statement of Faith.
  • A Curriculum Vitae.
  • Three Referees, one of whom should be your Church Minister or Pastor.
  • Copies of qualifications.
  • Current Working with Children Check Number for paid work.
  • ‘100 Point’ proof of identity (eg passport, birth certificate and licence/Medicare Card).
Penrith Anglican College complies with the requirements of the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. This position requires the successful applicant to have a new Working with Children Check in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.
Applications close at 9.00am on 16 June 2017 and must be emailed to applications@penrith.nsw.edu.au.

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