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Date 2015-10-30 01:10:28 Location : Oceania


Position Information

Hebersham Public School (HPS) is located in Mt Druitt Western Sydney region established in 1972 on the land of the Dharug people has not changed significantly in almost two decades. Enrolment is currently 610 students with 50% from non English speaking backgrounds and 21% from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) backgrounds. There are 23 mainstream classes and three support classes - two for students with autism and one for students with emotional disorders.
Literacy, numeracy and student engagement remain the key focus areas. The Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) philosophy embedded into school culture. Other targeted programs include The Song Room program, KAGAN Cooperative Structures, Visible Learning and Play is the Way.
The learning support team (LST) remains a key committee. The PBL/LST framework supports teachers, parents and carers in ensuring students' engagement in learning. Accelerated Literacy; Maths Mob and Connected Classrooms are key programs. The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Program is supported by the staff, students and community.
A key focus is the successful transition of preschoolers to school especially Aboriginal students an Aboriginal playgroup 'Koori Play and Chat' operates with the AEO a key person in the team.
HPS competes successfully in the district sport and public speaking competitions and performs in dance and choral festivals. The P&C Association strongly supports school programs.

Specific Selection Criteria

Approval to teach K-6. Approval to teach primary English as a second language or currently completing or currently enrolled in an approved post graduate qualification for teaching English as a second language K-6 as recognised by the NSW Department of Education. Demonstrated experience teaching students with English as a second language and supporting cultural transition. Demonstrated ability to deliver effective, engaging and differentiated teaching programs to maximise learning outcomes for students with diverse learning needs. Demonstrated capacity to support school staff in understanding English as a second language programs and innovative approaches to ensure all student needs are catered for. Highly developed and effective communication and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with students, staff and community.