Petersham Public School is an inner urban primary school with eleven classes and approximately 270 students. Petersham PS aims to provide a happy, safe and caring environment where children achieve to the best of their abilities and become responsible, independent learners. The school is set on spacious, leafy grounds, with sporting facilities including tennis, netball and basketball courts and modern play equipment.
A strong focus on excellence in teaching and learning, positive student and staff wellbeing and strong partnerships with parents/carers and the wider community underpins the school's philosophy, and a variety of whole school opportunities are available to students.
Petersham Public School has a strong commitment to providing a holistic education, offering specialist programs in Italian, Mandarin, band, strings, recorders, dance, choir and a variety of sporting programs.
Curriculum differentiation to meet the diverse learning needs of students, integrating technology to support learning across the curriculum, and social/emotional learning programs are key focus areas for the school. Kitchen gardens, an outdoor learning space and a chicken enclosure have been established to support environmental and sustainability education, through partnerships between staff, students and parents/carers.
An onsite Out of School Hours Care service, managed by a parent committee, works closely with the school to meet the needs of the community. The average achievement of students is above the state average in the National Assessment Program and the school has a strong learning support program. There is an active parent community which provides consultation and input on initiatives and directions and raises funds to support programs and upgrade resources.
Approval to teach infants and primary with strong classroom management skills that support and enhance the wellbeing of all students.
Demonstrated ability to differentiate the curriculum using formative assessment strategies and data to support the learning needs of all students.
Exceptional team work, communication, collaboration, organisational and interpersonal skills to build positive relationships with students, staff, parents/carers and school community.
Experience implementing ICT innovative practices within the classroom to improve student outcomes and willingness to mentor staff.
Demonstrated knowledge and application of the Department of Education’s Aboriginal Education policies.
An unconditional full approval to teach is a requirement. If you do not hold a full approval to teach with the NSW Department of Education, you are required to commence the at the same time as you apply for this teaching opportunity.
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