Northlakes High School is an inclusive, comprehensive
government secondary school on the NSW Central Coast. The 2019 enrolment is
840. There are strong links to the community, Muru Bulbi AECG, the Wallarah
Learning Community and local universities.
The school caters for the learning and wellbeing needs of
students from diverse backgrounds, including low socio- economic status. 15% of
students identify from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island background and 6%
identify as having a non-English speaking background. In 2020, there will be
eight classes supporting students with a range of disabilities.
Northlakes High School is a Positive Behaviour for Learning
(PBL) school, and is utilising PBL and a successful house system to devise
engagement strategies and improve student wellbeing. There is a large focus
placed on teacher professional learning, Quality Teaching, and use of data to
inform planning and programming. Advancement via Individual Determination
(AVID) was introduced as a core program in 2015, and has since been implemented
school-wide. Stage 4 students are taught collaboratively to increase student
engagement and successful transition to high school.
The Learning Support, Welfare, PBL and Careers and
Transition teams support students' learning, vocational and social needs, with
an emphasis on respect, responsibility and personal best. The school offers an
extensive curriculum which includes VET and Life Skills courses, and
collaborates with universities, TAFE and industry and community groups.
Aboriginal students are supported with tutoring through the Muru Bulbi Learning
Centre and attend a range of cultural activities, mentoring and other programs.
The school continues to strengthen positive relationships with its parent body
and the whole school community.
Applicants must satisfy the teacher training and academic qualification requirements for this position. In addition to the general selection criteria,
Proven ability to build teacher capacity in innovative
curriculum development and quality teaching with skills in developing and
implementing programs for students of all abilities, including leading the
implementation of the new syllabuses in the Technology and Applied Studies Key
Highly developed leadership skills to support and supervise
staff at faculty level to build a positive and productive team.
Capacity to implement and lead
innovative strategies for meeting the challenges of a diverse range of students
learning needs including students from low socio-economic status communities,
students with disabilities, gifted and talented and Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander students.
Ability to work as a dynamic
member of the executive team and lead initiatives to achieve the school’s
strategic directions both across the school and within the context of the
Technology and Applied Studies faculty.
General Selection Criteria
1. Successful teaching experience with capacity to initiate improvement in teaching, learning and classroom practice
2. Knowledge of curriculum, assessment and student welfare with the ability to lead and design quality, inclusive teaching and learning programs
3. Educational leadership skills to build the capacity and manage the performance of individuals and teams
4. Well developed communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to build relationships and engage students, staff and parents
5. Ability to plan and manage resources effectively and equitably to support teaching and learning
6. Knowledge of and commitment to the Department'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 application process
at the same time as you
apply for this teaching opportunity.
are to include details of their WWCC clearance number as part of this