Tarneit P-9 College is situated in the western suburbs of Melbourne in the local area of Wyndham. Our College was established in 2013, commencing with an enrolment of 331 students and growing to 2128 students in 2020. With the development of the Tarneit area the College is estimating a growth of 2200+ students within the next three years. There are a number of new housing estates developing in Tarneit, which is contributing to our growing student numbers.
The College’s vision is to provide a quality education which enables all students to progress by more than one year across all academic measures.
We are committed to achieving continuous improvement of learning outcomes for all students and we are establishing a reputation of high academic achievement. The College also values its motto ‘Scientia Lumen Vitae’ which means ‘knowledge is the light of life’. The College strives for the highest standards in English and Mathematics and compliments this with quality programs in Science, The Arts, Physical Education and French.
At Tarneit P-9 College the following values underpin the actions of our whole community:
• We value our learning.
• We are an inclusive school community.
• We are proud of ourselves, each other and the school.
• We act and are responsible.
The Tarneit community comprises of diverse family backgrounds, with a high proportion of students coming from Islander, African and Indian communities. 53% students speak English as an additional language. The College Student Family Occupation of 0.54 indicates our community come from mid socio economic backgrounds.
Tarneit P-9 College provides a comprehensive curriculum for students from years Prep to 9. We are focused on delivering a curriculum that promotes and develops high level literacy and numeracy skills, along with higher order thinking skills. The College is forming strong partnerships with Tarneit Central Kindergarten and Tarneit Senior College to support student transition from K-12. As student progress through their school the curriculum design allows for a variety of subjects to be offered, ensuring that students have opportunities to pursue their own pathway.
The College recognises the importance of the home/school relationships and encourages parent participation at a range of different levels. In partnership with parents and the community, staff members establish high expectations for all students as the standard and provide a safe, supportive environment where students have the opportunity to become productive, knowledgeable and responsible citizens.
The College has developed a Student Learning and Welfare support team, comprising of Psychologists, a Student Welfare Officer, Speech Pathologist and Assistant Principals. The College also work closely with the Wyndham Student Support Services and local organisations to provide a range of supports and interventions for students and their families. The School Wide Positive Behaviour initiative underpins Tarneit P-9 College’s approach to wellbeing. The school community has a strong focus on explicitly teaching students the expected behaviours and attitudes aligned with the College values.
The rapid growth of the school community has seen a quick expansion of facilities. The College has a state of the art, two storey building for our secondary students, including specialist spaces for science, the arts, technology and STEM. Also, included is a large senior library, double basketball court and synthetic soccer/rugby field. In addition to this, the College has also prioritised the development of our grounds, including a fence around the perimeter, grassed play areas, artificial turf areas, play grounds and a range of shading and seating. The College also integrates the latest technology as a tool to support learning. Interactive whiteboards are installed throughout the main building and LCD screens throughout the other learning spaces. Students in Year 3 to 9 participate in a one to one device program. All learning spaces have access to wireless connectivity.
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.
SC6 Demonstrated outstanding capacity to provide leadership in effective intervention strategies to support and extend student 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 collaboration with the leadership team develop, implement and monitor a strategic approach Student Engagement across the College including. Aligning engagement processes with student wellbeing, curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. Reviewing and enhancing school-based structures to support students with disabilities (including PSD), low progress learners and student requiring opportunities for enrichment. Developing and implementing support structures for engagement/behaviour management aligned with SWPB. Driving a focus on Student Voice, Agency and Leadership
- Implement targeted coaching to improve teaching practice across the College. Identify and support key staff to coach and provide support for colleagues and teams across the college.
- Gather and lead the analysis of relevant data to monitor and measure the impact the role has in improving student outcomes.
- Build the capacity of staff and teams to plan a high quality curriculum and improve content knowledge.
- Lead the provision of professional learning activities across the college.
- Role model and implement exemplary classroom teaching practice.
- Ensure that regular monitoring and reviewing of the curriculum occurs.
- Identify opportunities to promote curriculum and teaching to the wider school community and educate families on how they can support learning at home.
- Other duties as outlined by the Principal.
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