OUR MISSION & VISION
Brighton Primary School: As an internationally minded school, our reputation stands on honouring our history, focusing on the present and preparing for the future. We believe that the growth of our children is at the heart of our community. By focusing on the whole child, we facilitate a sense of belonging and achievement through powerful interactions with other learners and rich learning tasks.
Our vision is to build a community of active learners who can meet challenges of our rapidly changing world and become responsible global citizens
We value our colleagues as reflective educators who are open to new ideas and focused on best practice as they educate our students to develop as critical thinkers and lifelong learners.
We are committed to highly effective learning and teaching which is built on relational trust. We have positioned ourselves globally through our membership of Council of International Schools and authorization by the IB to deliver the Primary Years Program (PYP) and develop global citizens.
Brighton Primary School has an enrolment of approximately 650 students, which includes 18 students with moderate to profound hearing loss enrolled in the regional Hearing Unit hosted at the school. Our school culture of shared responsibility and collaboration ensures that our Hearing Unit functions as an integral part of the school community, supporting students to fully access mainstream education.
The school was established in 1875 and is situated in the Bayside suburb of Brighton, 12 kilometres from the CBD. Brighton fronts Port Phillip Bay. With almost six kilometres of coastline within Brighton's suburban boundary, there is a diverse range of attractions and activities for all. The school has strong generational ties and is well supported by the School Council and parents.
Brighton Primary School’s design is traditional and has twenty-nine classes organised in year levels. The school has been redeveloped with attention to maintaining the architectural integrity of the two brick Victorian buildings. Brighton Primary School has a large number of re-locatable buildings. Generally, they are grouped in year levels to support our collaborative approach to learning and teaching and maximise the student playing space. The school is fully air-conditioned, and all rooms are uniformly furnished to provide a familiar environment for students as they progress across the school.
Brighton Primary School has a rich, well-resourced Specialist Program. There are purpose-built Science, Music and Art Rooms and a Gymnasium. As well, there are literacy and numeracy resource rooms and a large shared learning space in the junior hall. The Library is centrally located and available to students at lunchtime, as well as class time. Adjoining it is the Performing Arts Centre, the Italian room and the school canteen. The school community raised the funds to fit-out these spaces and construct the covered walkway that connects all classrooms and specialist teaching areas. Our Outside School Hours Care program, BPOSH, is accommodated in the Italian room and the Gym.
A variety of spacious and shaded areas that are landscaped provide a safe and well-equipped play area for students. There is a turfed oval and an athletics track, two adventure playgrounds, a fitness circuit and netball and down-ball courts. Below the junior play equipment is the Wonder garden, designed by our students. It is both a teaching space and a playing area. The Brighton Primary School community has funded the outdoor equipment and development of the grounds and are maintained by the School Council Facilities Committee and regular working bees. As well, School Council employs a groundsman.
SC1. Evidence of commitment to high quality teaching and learning that fosters the development of the whole child, academically, socially, emotionally and physically.
SC2. Demonstrate capacity to work with colleagues to continually improve teaching and learning and a commitment to ongoing professional learning and its application to classroom practice to provide individualised, differentiated and personalised learning for students.
SC3. Demonstrate understanding for the Professional Learning Community model and how it supports learning for all including monitor and assess student learning data and to use this data to inform teaching and improve student learning.
SC4. Demonstrate high level written and verbal skills and high-level interpersonal skills including a capacity to develop collaborative relationships with students, parents and other staff.
SC5. Demonstrate a commitment and capacity to actively contribute to a broad range of school activities.
SC6. Demonstrate knowledge of the IB PYP and its relationship to the Victorian Curriculum and a commitment to undertake additional professional learning in this area.
SC7. Demonstrate an ability to plan, develop and implement an exemplary Performing Arts program.
The generalist teacher will demonstrate a high level of curriculum knowledge, quality teaching skills and successful application of assessment and reporting strategies appropriate for individual students in accordance with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
Qualifications - Mandatory
The role of the generalist teacher is defined by the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
Range 2 classroom teachers will be expected to
At Brighton Primary School the responsibilities of a generalist teacher include:
Teachers currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching and qualified to teach and/or have demonstrated experience in the curriculum area(s) specified for the position.
The Department values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.
Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx
The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx
To be eligible for employment, transfer or promotion in the principal or teacher class a person must have provisional or full registration from the Victorian Institute of Teaching. In addition, from 3 August 2020, to be eligible for employment in the principal class or teacher class, a person who graduated from a Victorian Initial Teacher Education program after 1 July 2016, must demonstrate that they have passed the literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education (LANTITE) requirements. This condition is satisfied where the LANTITE requirement is part of the Victorian Initial Teacher Education program completed by the person.