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STAFF SURVEY

Our most recent staff survey, conducted by Insync Surveys, shows that Peninsula School staff have very strong support for the School as a workplace, consistent across Academic and Business staff. The School has an active Staff Association.

our golden jubilee celebrations

All members of our community - past, present and future - were invited to join us as we celebrated fifty years of outstanding education on the Mornington Peninsula. We had a host of celebratory Golden Jubilee events in 2011.

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About the School

Peninsula Grammar is the preeminent K-12 independent co-educational school located on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, just 40 minutes from Melbourne. We are a leader in the field of Positive Education and develop our staff through an innovative, progressive and forward thinking workplace culture. Peninsula Grammar has an outstanding reputation for being a school which offers world class educational opportunities to its students and enviable workplace conditions for its employees. A willingness to embrace best practice and deliver exceptional customer service is fundamental to the culture of the School.

All employees are required to abide by the Core Values of the School and the School's Positive Psychology imperative. Details of these can be found under Our School.

Peninsula Grammar, Private Bag No 3, PO Mount Eliza, VIC 3930.
Tel: (03) 9788 7777 Fax: (03) 9787 7646.

 

Child Safety

Peninsula Grammar has zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to the protection of all children from all forms of child abuse.  Every staff member at Peninsula Grammar is responsible for the care and protection of the students in our care and the reporting of information about suspected child abuse.

 

The following employment opportunities currently exist:

 

join us in 2018

We are looking for a number of motivated, professional educators to join us from Term 1, 2018. The successful candidates will be energisers, able to positively influence the work of colleagues and students.

All successful applicants will:

  • be exemplary and innovative classroom practitioners who take a creative approach to their teaching and demonstrate passion for their subject area
  • be experienced in curriculum design
  • enjoy working as part of a collaborative teaching team
  • have the ability to quickly build trusting relationships with students, parents and colleagues
  • use contemporary pedagogies in their classroom practice and be able to demonstrate the impact of these on student learning
  • demonstrate a reflective approach to their own practice and a proactive interest in their professional growth as a teacher.

It should be noted that all academic staff are required to contribute to our extensive pastoral care and co-curricular programs.

Further information relating to the terms and conditions of these appointments will be discussed at interview.

Applications for all roles should be addressed to The Principal and emailed to employment@tps.vic.edu.au by 5pm on Friday 21 July 2017.

Queries relating to these positions should be directed to:
Narelle Umbers
Deputy Principal – Learning & Development
E: numbers@tps.vic.edu.au
P: 9788 7717

 

Careers Coordinator

We are seeking to appoint a motivated and innovative Careers Coordinator to contribute to the development and enhancement of Peninsula Grammar’s careers offerings. Careers education is considered to be an integral part of the school program from Year 9 to Year 12. In Year 9 students are given the opportunity to observe and explore a range of career options through the ‘Pathways’ program. Students in Years 10 to 12 are assisted by the Careers Department todevelop an awareness and understanding of their own interests, aptitudes and competencies, as well as the many training and career options available.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Careers Education or similar
  • Current knowledge of the tertiary sector in Australia and internationally
  • Experience in the development and delivery of course, careers and pathways counselling in a secondary school setting
  • Registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching
  • A thorough working knowledge of VTAC processes for tertiary selection
  • A thorough working knowledge of the Work Experience Program and its administration
  • An understanding of the management of VET programs

This is a part-time (0.8) appointment commencing on 14 August 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Questions relating to this position should be directed to:

Narelle Umbers
Deputy Principal – Learning and Development
E: numbers@tps.vic.edu.au

Applications, including the contact details of 2 referees, should be addressed to the Principal and emailed by Friday 21 July 2017 to employment@tps.vic.edu.au

Read more about the role of Careers Coordinator.

 

Director of Sport

Peninsula Grammar has an enviable reputation in sport, across a wide variety of events.

Our Sports Program combines House sport, AGSV sport and the varying levels of sport within the Victorian Primary Schools Sports Framework. This includes athletics, cross-country, swimming, netball, soccer and football.

Enrolment at Peninsula Grammar assumes a commitment to our compulsory sporting program. Students in the Middle, Pre Senior and Senior Years compete in the winter and summer competition organised by the Associated Grammar Schools of Victoria (AGSV). Swimming and Athletics seasons also form part of our program. Significant emphasis is placed on team commitment, skill development and sportsmanship. Our AGSV Sports program largely runs on Saturday mornings. All students in Years 7-12 are required to be involved in our summer and winter competitions.

Many students develop a real love of sport and take their commitment to a physical lifestyle into their adult years. Camaraderie, teamwork, school spirit, leadership opportunities, discipline and lifelong friendships are founded in our sports program.

The Director of Sport will have the vision, commitment and ability to lead and enhance Peninsula Grammar’s sporting program. A strong commitment to both the development of excellence in sport and participation in sport for enjoyment, leisure and health benefits will be essential. A willingness to embrace the School’s Positive Psychology program will be assumed.

The Director of Sport is responsible for the strategic development, coordination and delivery of the sport program across the School.

This is a full-time position with an appropriate teaching load to be negotiated. It will involve work outside of normal school hours (eg. Saturday mornings) and some non term time work.

The successful applicant will be appointed to an ongoing teaching role. The appointment to the Director of Sport position will be for an initial three-year period.

Read more about the role of Director of Sport.

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Head of Mathematics

Mathematics is a thriving subject at Peninsula Grammar with almost all students undertaking at least one Mathematics subject through to Year 12. Our students excel in Specialist Mathematics, Mathematical Methods and Further Mathematics.

In addition to the criteria outlined above, the successful applicant will demonstrate:

  • a history of achieving outstanding VCE results
  • the ability to lead and inspire a team of Mathematics teaching professionals
  • an understanding of the place of 21st century skills and learning design in the teaching of Mathematics
  • advanced technology skills in relation to the teaching of Mathematics.

A passion for teaching Units 3 & 4 Specialist Mathematics will be highly regarded.

This is a full-time position. The successful applicant will be appointed to an ongoing teaching role. The appointment to the Head of Department position will be for an initial three-year period.

Read more about the role of Head of Department.

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VCE English

English is a dynamic subject at Peninsula Grammar and we achieve outstanding VCE results. The English Department prides itself on an evolutionary approach to English that challenges and inspires students through innovative curriculum design and development.

In addition to the criteria outlined above, the successful applicant will:

  • have considerable experience in teaching VCE English and demonstrate a history of achieving outstanding results
  • design and deliver learning programs that are based on current educational research
  • provide a flexible learning environment that caters to individual students.

Experience in teaching VCE Literature will be highly regarded.

This is a full-time position.

Read more about the role of a Teacher at Peninsula Grammar.

 

VCE English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Peninsula Grammar’s long-established and well-respected International Student Program includes its own English Language Centre where staff assist new international students to come to grips with the English language and the Australian way of life, and in general to be well prepared for their future study of the VCE and beyond.

Our students come from as far afield as China, Japan, South East Asia, and Europe. Many of our International students are accommodated in our Boarding Houses. We cater for 50 boys in Jaffray House and 23 girls in Heather Reilly House. Other students live in homestay arrangements in the local community.

Our international students become part of a vibrant and caring school community in which a broad range of interests are carefully catered for. We seek to develop young men and women who achieve the best possible academic outcomes while also being prepared for adult life in a broader sense.

In addition to the criteria outlined above, the successful applicant for the role of EAL teacher will:

  • have considerable experience in teaching VCE EAL and demonstrate a history of achieving outstanding results
  • be a team-player who is willing to contribute to the growth and development the EAL Department
  • demonstrate a history of developing warm and supportive relationships with students.

This may be offered as a part-time role, or a full-time role in combination with English or another subject area.

Read more about the role of a Teacher at Peninsula Grammar.

 

VCE Mathematics

Mathematics is a thriving subject at Peninsula Grammar with almost all students undertaking at least one Mathematics subject through to Year 12. Our students excel in Specialist Mathematics, Mathematical Methods and Further Mathematics.

In addition to the criteria outlined above, the successful applicant will:

  • have considerable experience in teaching VCE Mathematics and demonstrate a history of achieving outstanding results
  • demonstrate advanced technology skills in the teaching of Mathematics
  • be a team-player who is willing to contribute to the growth and development of the Mathematics department.

Experience in teaching Units 3 & 4 Specialist Mathematics will be highly regarded, as will the ability to teach VCE mathematics in combination with other subjects.

This is a full-time position.

Read more about the role of a Teacher at Peninsula Grammar.

 

Food Studies

It is an exciting time at Peninsula Grammar with the development of our brand-new Food Studies facility currently underway. This will provide new learning opportunities for our students from Year 7 – 12, commencing in 2018.

We are seeking an outstanding and experienced Food Studies teacher to take on the challenge of developing and implementing our new Food Studies program.

This is a full-time position. The ability to teach Food Studies in combination with other subjects will be highly regarded.

Read more about the role of a Teacher at Peninsula Grammar.

 

Primary Teachers

We have a number of vacancies in our Junior Years (P – 4) ‘Discovering Me’ program, and our Middle Years (5 – 6) ‘Becoming Me’ program.

In the Junior Years we understand the importance of students being involved in their learning and we know that at this developmental stage, they learn best by doing. We see enormous value in having opportunities for the students to be creative and curious, and to collaborate by learning in a variety of ways. Inquiry learning enables students to direct their own learning whilst being guided by their teacher. This learning style ensures a high level of engagement and interest. We use a strength based approach so all students can understand and value how they learn best, and how they can set goals to achieve beyond expectations.

The Years 5 – 8 ‘Becoming Me’ program is designed to extend students' academic skills, promote personal development and encourage attitudes of responsible citizenship through a variety of learning experiences. This includes interdisciplinary learning across a range of academic areas and an extensive outdoor education program. With a focus on smaller class sizes and targeted growth in Literacy and Numeracy for each student, the Middle Years program prepares students for their transition in to the Senior Years.

Positive Psychology is explicitly taught in the Middle Years and integrates with both the Religious and Values Education Curriculum and the Personal and Social Learning program.

In addition to the criteria outlined above, the successful applicants for these positions will:

  • Be innovative and creative educators who embrace and practice targeted teaching
  • Be leaders in the use of technology for learning within the Primary setting.

Both experienced and graduate teachers are encouraged to apply. Opportunities may exist for employment in both ongoing and fixed term replacement positions.

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Teach in China

We seek to recruit 2 experienced, qualified and VIT registered teachers for one of 5 partner schools in China – The Nanjing Number One Experimental School.

1.    VCE Physics teacher
2.    VCE Mathematics teacher.
Experienced in one or more of the following: Mathematical Methods, Further Mathematics or Specialist Mathematics.

Open this link for more Nanjing recruitment information.

Initial enquiries should be directed to Wenna Foster, via email at wfoster@tps.vic.edu.au or by calling +61 3 9788 7819.