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Woodleigh is a school where students and staff are provided with the opportunity, encouragement and resources to be the best they can be. This is achieved through an approach to education that emphasises academic achievement in an environment of respect for oneself, for others and for the environment, underpinned by a set of the values recognised as the Woodleigh Way.

It is expected that all Woodleigh School teaching staff are skilled and passionate classroom practitioners with a desire to deliver engaging and relevant educational experiences.

A strong professional team approach

Woodleigh encourages staff to become highly involved in all facets of school life. We have a strong, happy team of teaching and support staff who collaborate extensively, support one another professionally, and who, through the school's extensive Activities, Camps, Co-curricular and Sporting Programs, are able to lead students in the field, subject or activity about which they are passionate.

The Peninsula lifestyle

The Mornington Peninsula offers residents a relaxed, safe lifestyle, with beaches and bushland, fewer traffic hassles and housing costs which are lower than those of metropolitan Melbourne. It is a great place to bring up a family.

Staff Welfare

Woodleigh School takes a caring and compassionate approach to staff welfare and personal issues. We offer flexibility and an environment which supports you in your professional and personal growth, with excellent opportunities to be involved in co-curricular activities (integrated into your allotment).

All Staff must

  • endorse Woodleigh School's particular values and philosophies (descriptions of which are readily available in other areas of this website)
  • be well skilled in ICT
  • have at least Level 1 First Aid Training (or be prepared to undertake training)
  • be committed to continuous learning
  • be prepared to be involved in the full life of the School community and a wide range of interactions with students, in line with our School's values.

This Includes

  • pastoral care roles
  • involvement in co-curricular activities, including through the Activities Program
  • involvement in the School's Activity Weeks Program in Terms 1 and 3 (this includes a wide range of camps and workshops)
  • extensive PD opportunities
  • registration with the VIT and a current police check (i.e. no more than 12 months old)

Salary

  • Salaries will be negotiated depending on the skills and experience of the applicant.
  • Please note that part-time positions come with no guarantees with respect to a given number of days off per week.

Applications

  • All applications should be addressed to:
    Human Relations
    Woodleigh School, 485 Golf Links Road, Langwarrin South, Vic 3911
    or via email: hr@woodleigh.vic.edu.au by the closing date.
  • All applications should contain the name and contact details of three professional referees. 

Woodleigh School Professional Teaching Code

1. Positive Attitude Toward Teaching: a 'vocation'

  • a belief in the value of teaching & education
  • committed to high quality, excellence, & innovation
  • supportive of the development of the profession.

2. Supportive of Woodleigh School:

  • Staff at Woodleigh understand and embrace the organisation’s key values (e.g. total education, balance, independence, personal responsibility, etc.)
  • In particular, staff subscribe to the “3R’s”: respect for self, respect for others, & respect for the environment
  • Woodleigh staff are well informed on key school policies, especially the School’s Teaching and Learning Philosophies
  • Woodleigh staff are supportive of the school in public (i.e. outside the School). While active and free debate between staff on educational and organisational matters is encouraged, staff keep confidential business or criticisms to appropriate forums within the School
  • Staff are prepared to contribute to the general life of the School and are interested in the achievements, challenges, and issues of the wider School community.

3. Professional Skills

3.1 Committed to knowing subject(s) (or area of expertise)

3.2 Committed to knowing and implementing the craft of teaching (pedagogy):


  • Woodleigh teachers strive to teach well, understand how students learn, engage students, and maintain a safe, appropriate, & challenging learning environment

3.3 Up to date on relevant developments/and prepared to continually extend/improve/upgrade

  • believe in life long learning for self as well as students
  • committed to personal pursuit of learning & excellence
  • committed to ongoing professional development
  • prepared to embrace new learning technologies as appropriate (intranet, internet, email, key software, etc.)

3.4 Committed to knowing students and to aiming to cater for the individual

  • know students well/treat as individuals/respect individual differences
  • interested in students’ welfare as well as their learning
  • empathetic/flexible/caring
  • embrace social/total learning as well as subject
  • up-to-date on available information on students.

3.5 Able to communicate appropriately and in a timely manner (with students, parents, staff)

4. Key Professional Qualities of Teachers

4.1 Understands “professional distance”

  • Maintains proper relationships with students
  • Friendly – but a teacher, not a friend
  • Keeps professional/private boundaries clear
  • Able to avoid becoming unduly emotionally involved in stressful situations – able to keep objectivity

4.2 Focused on providing for the educational needs of our students

  • As professionals, avoid personal feelings and private agendas getting in the way of providing for our students
  • Committed to a high quality educational product and prepared to work effectively and diligently to this end

4.3 Balanced

  • While focused on providing the best possible outcome for students while at work, Woodleigh staff nevertheless strive to maintain a healthy balance in their lives: between work and private life, between serious endeavour and relaxation and fun. Balance in one’s life is a valid objective in itself; it also enables staff to remain fit and objective and thus able to function well at work.

4.4 Open to feedback and constructive criticism

  • Keen to improve and open to suggestions
  • Admits when wrong/doesn’t know something/could do better and not defensive
  • Reflective, self analytical

4.5 Committed to work collaboratively with others

  • Woodleigh staff are team players (when appropriate)
  • prepared to share/collaborate/cooperate/trust
  • treat colleagues with respect and value their input
  • prepared to facilitate team work by putting in/being on time/meeting deadlines/valuing others’ opinions/adopting a courteous and appropriate manner
  • doesn’t interrupt colleagues’ classes/programs without adequate warning/justification/due process or add to colleagues’ workloads unnecessarily
  • only absent with due cause
  • support one another professionally and personally – celebrating achievements and big events and helping out when colleagues face professional or personal challenges

4.6 Committed to working in partnership with parents

  • Woodleigh teachers work cooperatively and respectfully with parents as partners in the educational process and are committed to appropriate communication, feedback and consultation with parents as required
  • At the same time, teachers have professional skills and insights which they bring to any given situation which they expect to be respected and valued by parents
  • Teachers are in a professional relationship with parents, which should be respectful & where possible friendly – but their role is not one of personal friend.

4.7 Prepared to do the hard things when necessary

  • The real mark of a professional teacher is how he or she reacts in difficult situations – e.g. difficult disciplinary situations, situations where there is conflict with others (students/colleagues/parents), situations where doing the right thing isn’t necessarily going to be easy/popular/well received.

4.8 As a professional, expect a degree of latitude/personal responsibility

  • Professionals are personally responsible for monitoring their own performance and should not require too much supervision if meeting standards

5. Personal Qualities of Teachers

5.1 Approaches other staff and students with respect

5.2 Demonstrates personal integrity (honesty, fairness, consistency, trustworthiness, operate according to a moral codes, try to be objective & unbiased)

5.3 Empathetic

5.4 Generally positive (in manner and attitude to challenges)

5.5 Has an acceptable personal manner when dealing with others

  • as a minimum : courteous/polite/not rude/controls temper and mood
  • hopefully also : approachable, pleasant, friendly, supportive
  • understands and uses appropriate methods to resolve disputes

5.6 Flexible/adaptable

5.7 Responsible

5.8 Has a positive attitude towards young people generally and able to work with students that he/she may not personally like.

6. Professional Conduct: Specifics

6.1 Punctual for classes, meetings, functions, etc.
(on a regular basis; not late without good reason)

6.2 Prepared and organised
plans and prepares well

6.3 Gets the core routine tasks done well/in timely manner/without drama

  • returns homework in a reasonable time frame for the task
  • meets deadlines – esp. assessment & reporting
  • returns calls, letters, etc promptly
  • attends meetings as required
  • leaves work for extras wherever possible
  • keeps adequate records
6.4 Pays particular attention to fulfilling specific legal duties

especially:

  • duty of care
  • supervision
  • attendance records

6.5 Committed to the School’s organisational procedures

  • knows what is required and implements as appropriate
  • if aware of deficiencies, works to remedy them or to provide
    constructive advice.

6.6 Discreet

  • maintains students’/other staff members’ confidences
  • reveals private information about students/staff only on a “need to know” basis.

6.7 Models appropriate language and material

(and avoids language and material inappropriate to the situation)

6.8 Presents him/herself appropriately for the situation

(acknowledging that Woodleigh generally embraces a more casual style in its day-to-day activities than traditional independent schools)

  • in particular, avoids clothing that is overly sexual/revealing/provocative.

7. Sets Appropriate Priorities Under Pressure

  • Teachers are human and will not always be able to achieve all the above, but they will aim to. When pressed, they will set priorities which reflect the core values of the profession and of the School.
  • When they have made an error of judgement, they will take responsibility and try to rectify the situation in an appropriate way.
  • In doing so, they can expect the good will and support of their colleagues and the School whenever they are acting in good faith.

Expressions of Interest – Casual Relief Teachers

An exciting opportunity exists for enthusiastic and inspiring Casual Relief Teachers to support students at our Senior Campus in Langwarrin South.

A teacher at Woodleigh School places an emphasis on the 5 Elements of the Woodleigh model for Personalised Learning in their professional practice.

  • Real-world, experiential learning 
  • Assessment for learning 
  • Life-long learning skills 
  • Coaching and mentoring  
  • Wellbeing and engagement 

The successful candidates will have a warm and welcoming disposition, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a willingness to innovate and encourage the development of creativity.  

Conditions of Employment 

  • Valid VIT Registration
  • Current First Aid Training and Anaphylaxis 

Woodleigh is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to appointing staff on the basis of merit. 

At Woodleigh School, we have 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. 

All expressions of interest should be emailed to hr@woodleigh.vic.edu.au

Classroom Music Teacher (Trumpet)

Woodleigh School Senior Campus is seeking a Classroom Music Teacher (Trumpet) on a part-time (0.3FTE), fixed-term contract (Term 3 2021).

Position: Classroom Music Teacher (Trumpet) Campus: Senior Campus Reports to: Director of Music and Arts Learning Area Leader

Key Relationships: Music Department, Arts Learning Area Members, Students, Staff

Position Summary

Woodleigh is looking for an experienced and passionate part-time music teacher specialising in trumpet, for the duration of Term 3, 2021. The required times are Tuesday mornings and all day Thursday. The successful candidate will have a warm and welcoming disposition, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a willingness to innovate and encourage the development of musicianship and technique, and an eagerness to participate in a flourishing music department. The position also requires 1:1 instrumental teaching (remunerated at VMTA sessional rates above allotted) and ensemble teaching. The successful applicant will also be required to contribute to the school’s Camp and Activities programs.

Key Responsibilities

Teaching music

  • Ensure that the Music classroom environment reflects the essential elements of the MYP 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 the integration of Music into the units of inquiry (MYP)
  • Be an advocate for and promote Music and The Arts within the wider Woodleigh community

Curriculum

  • 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 of 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

ICT

  • 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 Woodleigh Music Building and monitor spaces and equipment. 

Professional Development

  • Continually improve professional knowledge and practice, working within the MYP 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:

Experience and Skills

Must be able to demonstrate:

  • An understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children.
  • Demonstrate a high level of art classroom teaching skills and the capacity to work with colleagues to continually improve learning and teaching.
  • Demonstrate the ability to monitor and assess student learning data and to use this data to inform teaching for improved student learning.
  • Demonstrate a high level of written and verbal communication skills and a high level of interpersonal skills including a capacity to develop constructive relationships with students, parents and staff.
  • Demonstrate a commitment and capacity to actively contribute to a broad range of the School’s activities and a commitment to ongoing professional learning to enable further development of skills, expertise and teaching capacity.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the values and vision of Woodleigh School.
  • Relevant classroom teaching experience or experience working with children
  • Professional practice that is strongly aligned with the expectations of The Woodleigh Teacher

Education and Qualifications

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification in Education.

Personal Qualities

  • A commitment to Woodleigh’s Values of Respect for Self, Respect for Others and Respect for the Environment
  • A commitment to the School’s co-curricular, experiential and outdoor education programmes
  • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • The determination to strive for personal best
  • A willingness to innovate and encourage the development of creativity

Desirable

  • Experience in designing, implementing and assessing effective curriculum
  • Experience in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme

Conditions of Employment

  • A VIT Registration is required for this position.
  • Qualification and First Aid Training confirmation are 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 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.

Term   

Fixed-term, Term 3 2021.

To Apply

Applications should be addressed to HR and submitted via Seek.

If you have any queries relating to this position please contact Anthony Bingham, Director of Music – abingham@woodleigh.vic.edu.au.

Applications close 5pm Tuesday 15 June 2021.

General

Located on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, Woodleigh School is an independent, coeducational school comprising two Junior Campuses, Minimbah in Frankston South and Penbank in Moorooduc and a Senior Campus in Langwarrin South.

At Woodleigh, education is focused on our commitment to the holistic development of every student. We provide a nurturing and challenging environment that supports students to build the knowledge, skills and dispositions that they will need to thrive at and beyond school. We aim to develop independent, resilient, creative and compassionate individuals who can find personal success in life while making a positive contribution to the communities in which they live. 

At Woodleigh School, we see the development of academic learning, personal wellbeing, and student engagement as being interdependent. As a result, we promote the development of student outcomes across the essential elements of learning: the understanding of concepts, the acquisition of knowledge, the mastery of skills, the development of productive attitudes, and the ability to perform meaningful tasks in real-world settings. We understand that such deep learning is best cultivated in safe, supportive and respectful environments where students can take risks, question their assumptions, respond creatively, and explore new ways of thinking.  

The Woodleigh Teacher

A teacher at Woodleigh School: 

  • Encourages a culture of mutual respect, inquiry, innovation and learning 
  • Places an emphasis on the 5 Elements of the Woodleigh model for Personalised Learning in their professional practice  
  • Real-world learning 
  • Assessment for learning 
  • Life-long learning 
  • Student agency, coaching and mentoring  
  • Wellbeing and engagement 
  • Communicates effectively with students and families about student learning and 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 

Woodleigh School is an equal opportunity employer. 

Woodleigh School is committed to a Child Safe school environment and has zero-tolerance for child abuse.

Learning Area Leader – English

Woodleigh School Senior Campus is seeking a Learning Area Leader – English on a full-time, 3-year fixed-term contract, commencing Term 1 2022.

Position: Learning Area Leader – English Campus: Senior Reports to: Senior Campus Deputy Heads of Teaching and Learning

Collaborates with: Generalist and Specialist Teachers and support staff

Key Relationships: Learning Area Members, Learning Area Leaders, Homestead Coordinators, Homestead Tutors

Position Summary

The Learning Area Leader – English works closely with the Senior Campus Learning and Teaching Team and subject teachers to provide high-quality programs for all students. The Learning Area Leader – English has specific responsibilities for leading colleagues to develop, deliver, and review learning and teaching programs in their Learning Area. They work to inspire enthusiastic, effective teaching and learning within their Learning Area, ensuring that resources, talents, and facilities are employed to support student growth and achieve the strategic goals of the school, while also contributing to the school’s Camp and Activities programs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leading colleagues to develop learning and teaching programs using comprehensive knowledge of curriculum, assessment and reporting requirements
  • Leading colleagues to select and develop teaching strategies to improve student learning using knowledge of students’ individual needs
  • Leading processes to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching programs using research and school-based evidence, such as assessment data
  • Modelling exemplary professional behaviour and teaching of subjects using effective, research-based learning and teaching programs
  • Working with colleagues to review, modify and expand their repertoire of teaching strategies to enable students to use knowledge, skills, problem-solving and critical and creative thinking
  • Initiating and engaging in professional discussions with colleagues in a range of forums to evaluate practise directed at improving professional knowledge and practice, and the educational outcomes of students.
  • Developing and maintaining communication, co-operation and collaboration between all members of the Learning Area.
  • Coordinating and supporting the development, implementation and evaluation of the school’s strategic curriculum initiatives.
  • Liaising with the Deputy Heads of Teaching and Learning in counselling members of the Learning Area on appropriate teaching practices.

Learning Area Leadership

  • Lead the implementation of the MYP within the Learning Area
  • Lead the review and development of effective teaching strategies to address student needs
  • Lead the implementation of the teaching and learning policies, and quality assessment and reporting practices
  • Support, mentor and manage all Learning Area members
  • Assist with the review of teaching staff
  • Convene and conduct meetings to lead the process of curriculum development and delivery
  • Meet the compliance requirements of VCAA and IB in relation to VCE/VET, IB MYP, and Senior Years programs
  • Ensure that Learning Area staff are aware of current practices, research and literature in their teaching areas
  • Take a lead role in promoting and supporting student, staff and visitor safety and well-being
  • Prepare, manage and review the annual budget to ensure the ongoing delivery of quality educational experiences
  • Oversee the selection and organisation of excursions
  • Ensure the continued development of resources, including textbooks, class sets and teacher resources
  • Participate in, and advise on the preparation of courses of study, in consultation with Learning Area members and school leaders
  • Oversee all aspects of the development of end of semester examinations
  • Oversee the use, care and maintenance of Learning Area facilities

School and Campus Leadership

  • Member of the Senior Campus Learning and Teaching Team
  • Meet regularly with the Deputy Head of Teaching and Learning – MYP and Deputy Head of Teaching and Learning – Senior Secondary to plan, manage and review programmes relating to curriculum development, delivery and assessment
  • Identify, lead and participate in appropriate professional development activities
  • Collaborate with other Learning Area leaders, teachers and school leaders across the campus, and from other campuses, as required
  • Advise Head of Senior Campus on the selection, appointment and deployment of staff
  • Promote the activities of the staff and students to the broader community through the School Newsletter, Assemblies, Local Newspaper, and Professional Journals, as appropriate.

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

Experience and Skills

Must be able to demonstrate:

  • 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 Humanities education experience for all students.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong communication skills – written and oral
  • Strong management skills.
  • Strong financial management skills.

Education and Qualifications

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification in Education.

Personal Qualities

  • A commitment to Woodleigh’s Values of Respect for Self, Respect for Others and Respect for the Environment
  • A commitment to the School’s co-curricular, experiential and outdoor education programmes
  • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • The determination to strive for personal best
  • A willingness to innovate and encourage the development of creativity

Desirable

  • Experience in designing, implementing and assessing effective curriculum
  • Experience in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme
  • Experience in a similar role or demonstrable potential to succeed in a leadership role
  • Knowledge of and experience with current educational trends in English education.
  • Knowledge of and experience with the application of ICT in English education.
  • Familiarity with inquiry-based curriculum frameworks, such as those promoted by the IB
  • Expertise with experiential, project-based and problem-based learning approaches

Conditions of Employment

  • A VIT Registration is required for this position.
  • Qualification and First Aid Training confirmation are 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 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.

Term   

3 years.

To Apply

Applications should be addressed to HR and submitted via Seek.

All applications need to include an updated resume and include a covering letter outlining the following (no more than 500 words):

  • Your philosophy of teaching and learning and leadership
  • What experience you bring to this role and
  • What studies contribute to the role.

If you have any queries relating to this position please contact Richard Owens, Director of Learning, Strategy and Innovation – rowens@woodleigh.vic.edu.au

Applications close 5pm Friday 18 June 2021.

General

Located on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, Woodleigh School is an independent, coeducational school comprising two Junior Campuses, Minimbah in Frankston South and Penbank in Moorooduc and a Senior Campus in Langwarrin South.

At Woodleigh, education is focused on our commitment to the holistic development of every student. We provide a nurturing and challenging environment that supports students to build the knowledge, skills and dispositions that they will need to thrive at and beyond school. We aim to develop independent, resilient, creative and compassionate individuals who can find personal success in life while making a positive contribution to the communities in which they live. 

At Woodleigh School, we see the development of academic learning, personal wellbeing, and student engagement as being interdependent. As a result, we promote the development of student outcomes across the essential elements of learning: the understanding of concepts, the acquisition of knowledge, the mastery of skills, the development of productive attitudes, and the ability to perform meaningful tasks in real-world settings. We understand that such deep learning is best cultivated in safe, supportive and respectful environments where students can take risks, question their assumptions, respond creatively, and explore new ways of thinking.  

The Woodleigh Teacher

A teacher at Woodleigh School: 

  • Encourages a culture of mutual respect, inquiry, innovation and learning 
  • Places an emphasis on the 5 Elements of the Woodleigh model for Personalised Learning in their professional practice  
  • Real-world learning 
  • Assessment for learning 
  • Life-long learning 
  • Student agency, coaching and mentoring  
  • Wellbeing and engagement 
  • Communicates effectively with students and families about student learning and 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 

Woodleigh School is an equal opportunity employer. 

Woodleigh School is committed to a Child Safe school environment and has zero-tolerance for child abuse.

Director of Business and School Operations

  • Significant finance and operations leadership role
  • Develop and inspire a talented team
  • Mornington Peninsula location

Woodleigh School seeks to appoint a collaborative and entrepreneurial leader to the position of Director of Business and School Operations. As a member of the School Leadership Team, the Director will provide high-level advice and support to the Principal and the School Board and its committees.

Reporting to the Principal, the Director is responsible for the financial and commercial operations of the school including fulfilling the role of Company Secretary, non-academic administration & human resources and all of the capital assets of the school.  Key areas of focus will include ongoing projects, capital works, quality, risk, compliance, and the further development of systems and processes.

The ideal candidate will be a strategic and operational leader with demonstrated strong financial, risk and governance experience gained within a large independent school or similar environment.  Presenting with a positive outlook and exemplary relationship and team-building skills, the successful candidate will display high energy and a hands-on approach to leadership and mentoring.  High level organisational, planning, analytical and strategic thinking abilities will support a consultative decision-making style.  The appointee will be aligned to the values and ethos of Woodleigh School, and take an active interest and participate in the life of the school.  Relevant tertiary qualifications are essential.

Woodleigh School is an independent, coeducational school from 3-Year-Old ECC to Year 12 with three unique campuses, Minimbah, Penbank and the Senior Campus.  Woodleigh School is a place that encourages students to be adventurous and independent thinkers.

Students and staff are provided with the opportunity, encouragement and resources to be the best they can be. The School provides an approach to education that emphasises academic achievement in an environment of respect for oneself, for others and for the environment, underpinned by a set of the values recognised as the Woodleigh Way.

Contact Fisher Leadership for more information.

Applications close

25 June 2021

School Secretary

Woodleigh School Senior Campus is seeking a School Secretary on a permanent part-time (0.8FTE) basis.

Position: School Secretary Campus: Senior Reports to: Director of Careers / Deputy Principal – Community, Culture and Student Experiences

Collaborates with: Staff, Students, Principal, External Round Square Schools, Parents

Key Relationships: Staff, students, parents

Position Summary

The School Secretary is responsible for providing efficient and effective administration support to ensure the smooth operation of the Senior Campus.  The role supports the Careers Faculty and provides administrative support for the Deputy Principal – Community, Culture and Student Experience. 

Key Responsibilities

Careers

  • Provide administrative and logistical support to the Director of Careers and associated careers programs, including the careers newsletter
  • Prepare key communication documents for the Director of Careers
  • Managing and maintaining the Woodleigh Careers website
  • Support the event management of all major Careers events
  • Maintain historical records of all Careers files, including reports, career interview notes, etc.
  • Any other administrative tasks as requested by the Director of Careers

Deputy Principal – Community, Culture and Student Experiences Administration support

  • Provide administrative and logistical support to Senior Campus events and programs, including but not limited to International and Round Square opportunities, Broadening Horizons Program, Year 8 School Visit Program
  • Assist and support the Risk and Compliance Management processes for excursions, incursions and the Activities program, including the coordination of the Senior Campus Risk meetings
  • Assist with the creation and management of individual Risk Manuals for all staff taking groups of students overseas
  • Manage and update the School Yearly Calendar in a digital context
  • Community Partnerships administration tasks, including support with transport and logistics
  • Manage and update Student Activity Locator database for all Senior Campus excursions
  • Support with logistics of Senior Campus Assemblies and Awards
  • Manage and administer all Senior Campus correspondence
  • Manage and administer the Senior Campus Operoo database and assist with the communication processes
  • Assist with the administration of Student Teacher placements
  • Provide administrative support to the Deputy Principal as required

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

Selection Criteria

Essential

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Demonstrates an ability to work to demanding timelines and to adapt to, and operate effectively in, a dynamic environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with an ability to effectively communicate with a range of people, including students, parents and the broader community
  • Exercises ownership and concern for the quality of work reflected in an attention to detail and accuracy
  • Displays initiative and enthusiasm – has a high achievement drive and acts in a self-directed way
  • Accurate record-keeping and database management skills
  • Accurate typing skills and strong typing speed
  • Demonstrated database and computer competency essential (thorough understanding of Microsoft Office suite)
  • Demonstrated document preparation, report writing and presentation skills
  • Excellent phone manner, proven customer service skills and strong ability to work in interpersonal contexts
  • Understanding and support of Woodleigh’s philosophy
  • Sound planning, analytical and conceptual thinking skills
  • Operates effectively in a team environment

Desirable

  • Post-secondary qualifications and/or equivalent experience appropriate to office management/administration or education
  • Prior experience working in a school setting

Interpersonal Skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • High levels of communication with parents, students and institutions
  • High degree of confidentiality
  • Flexible mindset
  • Customer service mentality
  • Ability to maintain strong relationships
  • Ability to relate to external stakeholders and wider community
  • Positive and courteous
  • Data entry and use of databases, ability to operate in a digital space and learn new software

Personal Qualities

  • A commitment to Woodleigh’s Values of Respect for Self, Respect for Others and Respect for the Environment
  • A commitment to the School’s co-curricular, experiential and outdoor education programmes
  • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • The determination to strive for personal best
  • A willingness to innovate and encourage the development of creativity

Conditions of Employment

  • A Working with Children’s Check 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 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.

Term   

This is a permanent part-time position.

To Apply

Applications should be addressed to HR and submitted via Seek.

If you have any queries relating to this position please email Gareth Bolch, Deputy Principal – Community, Culture and Student Experiences – gbolch@woodleigh.vic.edu.au          

Applications close 5pm Tuesday 22 June 2021.

General

Located on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, Woodleigh School is an independent, coeducational school comprising two Junior Campuses, Minimbah in Frankston South and Penbank in Moorooduc and a Senior Campus in Langwarrin South.

At Woodleigh, education is focused on our commitment to the holistic development of every student. We provide a nurturing and challenging environment that supports students to build the knowledge, skills and dispositions that they will need to thrive at and beyond school. We aim to develop independent, resilient, creative and compassionate individuals who can find personal success in life while making a positive contribution to the communities in which they live. 

At Woodleigh School, we see the development of academic learning, personal wellbeing, and student engagement as being interdependent. As a result, we promote the development of student outcomes across the essential elements of learning: the understanding of concepts, the acquisition of knowledge, the mastery of skills, the development of productive attitudes, and the ability to perform meaningful tasks in real-world settings. We understand that such deep learning is best cultivated in safe, supportive and respectful environments where students can take risks, question their assumptions, respond creatively, and explore new ways of thinking. 

The Woodleigh Staff Member

An employee at Woodleigh School:

  • Encourages a culture of mutual respect, inquiry, innovation and learning
  • Places an emphasis on the 5 Elements of the Woodleigh model for Personalised Learning in their professional practice
    • Real-world learning
    • Assessment for learning
    • Life-long learning
    • Student agency, coaching and mentoring
    • Wellbeing and engagement
  • Communicates effectively with students and families about student learning and 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

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

​ Enrolments Assistant

Woodleigh School Senior Campus is seeking an Enrolments Assistant on a permanent full-time basis.

Position: Enrolments Assistant Campus: Senior Reports to: Director of Enrolments

Collaborates with: Enrolments Office, Community Team

Key Relationships: Enrolments Office, Community Team, Parents

Position Summary

The Enrolments Assistant provides support to the Director of Enrolments in procuring, processing, maintaining and confirming Applications for Enrolment to Woodleigh School.  They are a key contributor to the overall operations of the Enrolments Office, particularly in relation to Senior Campus enrolments.  They assist in the delivery of the Enrolments process with the aim to maximise school enrolments across all three campuses in a manner that reflects the vision, purpose and values of Woodleigh School.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be the first point of contact for prospective and future families, providing exceptional customer service.  Respond promptly to all enrolment enquiries in a friendly, sensitive and professional manner.
  • Develop positive relationships with students and parents throughout all stages of the Enrolments process – from enquiry to commencement.
  • Build and maintain a sound working knowledge of the policies and procedures governing enrolment at Woodleigh School.
  • Develop an up-to-date, close working knowledge of Woodleigh School’s academic, co-curricular, community, camps and Activities programs.
  • Maintain enrolment records within the School’s databases, TASS and Funnel.
  • Accurately maintain enrolment spreadsheets, records and files.
  • Collate and prepare Enrolment Information Packs.
  • Provide administrative assistance in all aspects of the enrolments process, including
    • electronic mail-outs, data collection and data entry
    • scheduling Enrolment Interviews and preparation of interview files
    • preparation of Letters of Offer on behalf of the Principal.
  • Provide assistance in the preparation and presentation of enrolment events.
  • Conduct Campus Tours for prospective parents and their children.
  • Other duties as required.

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

Selection Criteria

Experience and Skills:

  • Must be able to demonstrate an understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children.
  • Must have excellent communication skills – both written and verbal.
  • Ability to present to parents and lead Campus Tours.
  • Show high professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information.
  • Show initiative and have the ability to problem-solve.
  • Display strong attention to detail.
  • Be able to multi-task, be flexible and able to manage changing priorities.
  • Have a strong work ethic and excellent time management skills.
  • Be a team player with a strong sense of community.
  • Solid knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, Excel and Teams.
  • Solid knowledge of the web conferencing platform, Zoom.
  • Must have a minimum of five years’ experience working in a school or have similar experience in an administrative and/or Customer Service environment.

Education and Qualifications

  • Completion of VCE or equivalent

Personal Qualities

  • A commitment to Woodleigh’s Values of Respect for Self, Respect for Others and Respect for the Environment
  • A commitment to the School’s co-curricular, experiential and outdoor education programmes
  • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • The determination to strive for personal best
  • A willingness to innovate and encourage the development of creativity

Conditions of Employment

  • A Working with Children’s Check 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 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.

Term   

This is a permanent full-time position.

To Apply

Applications should be addressed to HR and submitted via Seek.

If you have any queries relating to this position please email Sally Hicks, Director of Enrolments – shicks@woodleigh.vic.edu.au    

Applications close 5pm Friday 25 June 2021.

General

Located on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, Woodleigh School is an independent, coeducational school comprising two Junior Campuses, Minimbah in Frankston South and Penbank in Moorooduc and a Senior Campus in Langwarrin South.

At Woodleigh, education is focused on our commitment to the holistic development of every student. We provide a nurturing and challenging environment that supports students to build the knowledge, skills and dispositions that they will need to thrive at and beyond school. We aim to develop independent, resilient, creative and compassionate individuals who can find personal success in life while making a positive contribution to the communities in which they live. 

At Woodleigh School, we see the development of academic learning, personal wellbeing, and student engagement as being interdependent. As a result, we promote the development of student outcomes across the essential elements of learning: the understanding of concepts, the acquisition of knowledge, the mastery of skills, the development of productive attitudes, and the ability to perform meaningful tasks in real-world settings. We understand that such deep learning is best cultivated in safe, supportive and respectful environments where students can take risks, question their assumptions, respond creatively, and explore new ways of thinking. 

The Woodleigh Staff Member

An employee at Woodleigh School:

  • Encourages a culture of mutual respect, inquiry, innovation and learning
  • Places an emphasis on the 5 Elements of the Woodleigh model for Personalised Learning in their professional practice
    • Real-world learning
    • Assessment for learning
    • Life-long learning
    • Student agency, coaching and mentoring
    • Wellbeing and engagement
  • Communicates effectively with students and families about student learning and 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

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