Footscray Primary School is a Foundation to Year 6 school that has served the local community for 160 years. Located in Melbourne's inner west, we are proud of our strong community connections and global outlook. More than 30 cultures and a variety of socio-economic dynamics are represented within the school's population of approximately 420 students. We believe this diversity provides rich and authentic opportunities for our students to develop empathy, understanding and open-mindedness.
Our community values are showcased through initiatives such as the All Aboard project, which aims to ensure every student can attend excursions, participate in all school activities and wear appropriate uniform regardless of their financial background, and our strong focus on student wellbeing, which builds empathy and emotional intelligence. We value our parents as partners and come together as a community often through events organised by... the FPS social club. We have an active public Facebook page where we showcase achievements and connect informally as a school community.
Footscray Primary School is a part of the recently developed Footscray Learning Precinct. The precinct is championing excellence in learning and teaching at all stages of education, building upon the richness and diversity of the community and provides opportunities for learning in new ways.
Footscray Primary School's central purpose is Learning for Living. We offer an inquiry-based curriculum through the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP), underpinned by the Victorian Curriculum. Through the PYP, we provide opportunities for our students to understand essential concepts, skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable them to be life-long learners in our ever-changing world.
Footscray Primary School values the many benefits of language learning. We have a proud history of delivering a bilingual program which will be strengthened in 2021. Commencing with Foundation students in 2021 and continuing with each new cohort following, students will learn 50% of the Victorian Curriculum in the target language and the remaining 50% in English. The target language will be one of the commonly taught languages (Chinese-Mandarin, Japanese, Italian, Indonesian, or French) and will be selected through an intensive community consultation process in 2020. Along with this evidence-based model of bilingual education, we will also be enhancing our Vietnamese LOTE program to provide a high-quality language learning experience for every child at Footscray Primary.
Our community aims to ensure that every school experience is positive and respectful. We celebrate diversity and believe a sense of belonging and inclusion are fundamental to children's learning and ability to fully participate in life at school and beyond. We believe that all children have the right to learn and feel safe.
SC1 Capacity to undertake routine support tasks across a range of functions in one or more work areas within a school environment.
SC2 Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively with members of the school community including students and the capacity to provide support and/or attendant care to students where necessary.
SC3 Demonstrated proficiency in the use of office systems, software or technical equipment as relevant to the position.
SC4 Capacity to work cooperatively with a range of people including teachers, education support, students and parents.
SC5 A commitment to professional learning and growth.
SC6 Demonstated proficiency in school administration tasks, including but not limited to the use of Cases21, Compass and library cataloging systems.
Undertakes routine tasks that are usually carried out under close supervision and direction. Work that carries some degree of independence will generally involve a limited number of tasks performed on a regular basis where priorities are clear, procedures are well established and direction is readily available.
Work has little scope for deviation. Problems can usually be solved by reference to well documented procedures and instructions and clearly established practices. Deviation from established procedures will require reference to others for guidance and direction. Assistance is readily available when problems arise. An experienced employee at range 1 will exercise limited judgement within clearly defined guidelines and well established practices that relate specifically to the tasks performed.
Does not carry responsibility for the work of others. More experienced employees will provide basic guidance and advice to others relating to tasks within the work area.
An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students, but must not include duties of teaching as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor. Supervision of students cannot be required except where it is an integral part of the employee's position or involves supervision of students individually or in small groups, in controlled circumstances, where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.
Qualification requirements do not operate at range 1. Certification requirements may be required to legally perform specific tasks - e.g. driver's licence, first aid, safe food handling.
Responsibilities Undertake clerical and keyboard duties in support of the school administration function. Provide document preparation support. Maintain, enter and retrieve data from the schools computer system. Perform reception duties, including the screening of visitors to the school, and arrange interviews as required. Prepare straightforward correspondence according to school procedures (e.g. sending out form letters). Prepare inventories, requisitions and uncomplicated documents. Maintain and update basic written records. Obtain basic data or factual information from given sources, e.g. books, reports, manuals, catalogues, tables, forms, etc. Check for simple inaccuracies in forms and correspondence such as spelling, punctuation and spacing. Make less complex routine entries in records, e.g. stock movement; file movement, accounts, leave. Make appointments and maintain diary records. Select and use equipment in accordance with school procedures and manufacturer's instructions. Receive enrolment documentation and record data.
Who May Apply
Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.
EEO AND OHS Commitment
The Department values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.
Child Safe Standards
Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department's exemplar available at
The Department's employees commit to upholding DET's Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET's Values complement each school's own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at
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Conditions of Employment All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements. Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check. A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided Melbourne VIC Australia