Student Wellbeing - Middle School (Years 5-9) (Ed Support Level 1-range 4)
Mernda Central P-12 School operates under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Project. Under the PPP model, the college has been financed, designed and constructed by the private sector to high contractual standards over 25 years, allowing Principals and teachers to focus on student learning, rather than asset management.
The College is located on 70 Breadalbane Avenue, Mernda in the City of Whittlesea. Programs cater for students in Prep to Year 9. The College will grow to Year 12 in 2022.
Our state of the art facility provide the very best in contemporary educational design and promote active student-centred learning through the creation of adaptable, functional spaces.
Our College provides access to an education that is seamless from Prep right through to Year 12 and is divided in to three schools,
- Junior School for Prep to Year 4 students,
- Middle School for Year 5 to Year 9 Students and
- Senior School for Year 10 to Year 12 students.
The College provides access to an education of the highest quality for the young people of Mernda. The students are at the centre of all that we do. They are engaged through stimulating, relevant and inspiring educational experiences that ignite a life-long passion for learning and a strong community connectedness. The College upholds high expectations of all.
Inspirational teaching and quality learning is the cornerstones of our school, and we have an outstanding team who support and challenge students to achieve their full potential. Staff provide a safe and stimulating learning environment for all students.
Teachers and students work in Learning Communities to create flexible teaching options and to better cater for the individual needs of all students. All teachers adopt a shared responsibility for all students within the Learning Community. All teachers and support staff work hard to provide a teaching pedagogy reflective of 21st Century designs, including ICT rich environments and Personalised Learning for all students.
Mernda Central College has exemplary programs and is seen as a prominent school in the areas of STEM, sport, literacy and numeracy, together with Japanese language, visual arts, performing arts and music performance. The aquatic centre is operated by Kings Swim and they provide an outstanding facility for the students to participate in an extensive swimming program. The curriculum and teaching strategies at the college, encourage our students to have high expectations of themselves and their work, and to produce their best.
The School's Student Leadership system at Mernda Central College provides students from all year levels with leadership training and skill development, and there are many opportunities to experience positions of responsibility. Our students relish the opportunity to make decisions, take on responsibility and have an input into the direction of the college.
The college has been designed as a community hub and we encourage community use and additional community facilities and programs through a partnership with the YMCA, CERES and Spotless. The relationships between the staff, students, parents and the community is a fundamental strength of Mernda Central College.
Parent involvement and participation in a variety of college activities is a significant feature of our college life. There is a common community interest to work towards the provision of quality education for students at Mernda Central Community.
Mernda Central College empowers all members of the college community to aim high, show respect, behave safely and value our community.
- provide opportunities for all members to work collaboratively to access a seamless, personalised and innovative education.
- build a safe and supportive learning environment wherein all members are motivated and challenged to pursue interests and pathways to achieve their full potential.
- operate as a community hub to promote the development of connected, curious and tolerant global citizens.
A School tour will be held on the 30th of July at 4.00pm. Please go to our website to register your interest.
KSC 1. Demonstrated experience in the delivery of student support services and an excellent knowledge of Student Wellbeing including strategic interventions which build a supportive learning environments for vulnerable students.
KSC 2. Demonstrated capacity to provide a leadership, supportive and educative role to a collaborative professional team and contribute significantly to the achievements of the team.
KSC 3. Demonstrated ability to provide support, supervision and professional learning for other ES staff delivering student support services.
KSC 4. Demonstrated ability to identify and develop strong strategic relationships and partnerships with relevant organisations such as child and family support services, professional associations and organisations providing professional learning or materials.
KSC 5. Highly developed organisational, conceptual and analytical skills with a demonstrated capacity to apply complex concepts in support of service improvement and program development.
KSC 6. Highly developed communication, networking, team and interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of people within the education community and beyond.
Range 4 is distinguished by broader management responsibility, particularly in the areas of finance, human resource and other support functions. Range 4 is responsible for managing a range of functions under a wide range of conditions, subject to the size and complexity of school operations.
Objectives will, generally, be clearly defined; guidelines will be broad and day-to-day direction minimal. Management responsibility extends to ensuring appropriate support levels are maintained across the school. Range 4 generally provides key support and timely advice to the leadership team and school council and liaises with the general school community, the Department and other government agencies and service providers.
Specialised professional roles will carry a high level of independence and accountability where suitable scope is provided to achieve objectives.
An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students, but must not include duties of teaching as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor. Supervision of students cannot be required except where it is an integral part of the employee¿s position or involves supervision of students individually or in small groups, in controlled circumstances, where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.
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