Point Cook College opened in January 2010 as the re-location of Point Cook Primary school.
Point Cook Primary School was established in 1923 and is unique in that it was situated on Commonwealth land within an active RAAF base. The school was initially developed to provide education for the children of RAAF families living on the base but also accepted enrolments from local Werribee South residents.
Point Cook Primary school continued to have very close ties with the RAAF throughout its time at RAAF Williams Point Cook Base yet was under the jurisdiction and funding of the Victorian Education Department.
The school enrolment numbers fluctuated over the years depending on the RAAF units deployed on the base and the cycle of RAAF postings. By 1994 the pupil numbers had dropped to 43 students and two staff and the school was considered for closure. At that stage Point Cook was basically a rural community with a population of approximately 580, of whom 552 lived on the RAAF base. By 2001, Point Cook’s population increased to 1,737, and by August 2006 the population was 14,162. During this time the pupil numbers at Point Cook Primary school continued to increase peaking at 350 in 2009. This continued growth was the driving force in the decision to re-locate into a new facility within the Point Cook community.
In 2010 Point Cook Prep - Year College opened its door for the first time to approximately 800 pupils in a newly designed state of the art 21st century facility.
Point Cook P-9 College was constructed under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Project. Under the PPP model, the college was financed, designed and constructed by the private sector to high contractual standards. The college will be maintained by Cushman and Wakefield until 2035.
Our College provides access to an education that is seamless from Prep right through to Year 9 and is divided in to three sub schools, Junior School for Prep to Year 2 students, Middle School for Year 3 to Year 6 Students and Senior School for Year 7 to Year 9 students. The College provides access to an education of the highest quality for the young people of Point Cook. 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 wellbeing of our students and staff is of the utmost importance to us. The high calibre Student Wellbeing team, consists of speech therapists, social workers, counsellors, ESO- Integration aides and DET SSSO staff provide support and guidance for our students, staff and families.
The College upholds high expectations of all. Inspirational teaching and quality learning are the cornerstones of our school, and we are 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 Multi-age Groupings (MAGs) to create flexible teaching options and to better cater for the individual needs of all students. 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. Point Cook P-9 College has exemplary programs and are seen as a prominent college in the areas of STEM, Sport, Literacy and Numeracy, together with Visual arts and Music performance. The curriculum and teaching strategies encourage our students to have high expectations of themselves and their work, and to produce their best.
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 and Cushman & Wakefield. The relationships between the staff, students, parents and the community is a fundamental strength of Point Cook College. Parent involvement and participation in a variety of college activities are a significant feature of our college life and we actively encouraged and greatly valued. There is a common community interest to work towards the provision of quality education for students at Point Cook P-9 College.
SC1 Demonstrated expert knowledge of the relevant curriculum. Demonstrated ability to lead and manage the implementation of school priorities, and the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills across the curriculum.
SC2 Demonstrated ability to lead the planning and implementation of high impact teaching strategies that respond to student learning needs. Demonstrated ability to support teachers to evaluate the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth.
SC3 Demonstrated exemplary ability to monitor and assess student learning at a class, cohort or whole-school level and use this data to lead improvement initiatives. Demonstrated ability to support others in using data to inform teaching practice and to provide feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.
SC4 Demonstrated exemplary interpersonal and leadership skills. Demonstrated ability to lead collaborative relationships with students, colleagues, parents and the broader school community focused on student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.
SC5 Demonstrated ability to model behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values and support colleagues to adopt these behaviours and attitudes. Demonstrated ability to reflect upon their own, others and whole-school practice and contribute to the provision of whole-school professional learning.
Leading teachers will be highly skilled classroom practitioners and undertake leadership and management roles commensurate with their salary range. The role of leading teachers is to improve the skill, knowledge and performance of the teaching workforce in a school or group of schools and to improve the curriculum program of a school.
Typically, leading teachers are responsible for coordinating a number of staff to achieve improvements in teaching and learning which may involve the coordination and professional support of colleagues through modelling, collaborating and coaching and using processes that develop knowledge, practice and professional engagement in others.
Leading teachers are expected to lead and manage a significant area or function within the school with a high degree of independence to ensure the effective development, provision and evaluation of the school's education program.
Leading teachers will be expected to make a significant contribution to policy development relating to teaching and learning in the school. A leading teacher has a direct impact and influence on the achievement of the school goals.
Leading teachers are usually responsible for the implementation of one or more priorities contained in the school strategic plan.
In recognition of the importance of leadership and management combined with exemplary teaching practice for improved student learning outcomes, the key roles of the leading teachers may include but are not limited to:
- Leading and managing the implementation of whole-school improvement initiatives related to the school strategic plan and school priorities
- Leading and managing the implementation of whole-school improvement strategies related to curriculum planning and delivery;
- Leading and managing the provision of professional development and developing individual and team development plans for teaching staff within the priorities of the school;
- Leading and managing staff performance and development (review of staff);
- Teaching demonstration lessons;
- Leading and managing the development of the school's assessment and reporting policies and practices;
- Leading and managing the implementation of the school operations and policies related to student welfare and discipline;
- Leading the development of curriculum in a major learning area and participating in curriculum development in other areas;
- Responsibility for general discipline matters beyond the management of classroom teachers;
- Contributing to the overall leadership and management of the school;
- Contributing to the development of proposals for school council consideration;
- Developing and managing the school code of conduct.
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