Wyndham Central College is located in a high growth corridor, approximately 20 minutes west of Melbourne and caters for students in Years 7 to 12 across the Wyndham district. Wyndham Central College is currently in the third year of an ambitious educational improvement plan. Recent data sets in key areas have demonstrated significant improvement in line with the targets identified in the Strategic Plan and reflect the dedication and commitment by the staff.
The Staff at Wyndham Central are committed to delivering a rigorous curriculum enhanced by the AVID program that aims to prepare students by developing a set of strategies to support their learning and chosen pathway. The college programs are innovative and challenging and include an enrichment program, Spanish immersion program, the STEM Academy and our flagship program AVID. The college is the first school in Australia to achieve certification as an AVID school and is a highly certified secondary school site.
To further complement the academic program all students are provided with a careers action plan and a learning plan from Year 7 that requires commitment, reflection and regular consultation between student, teacher and family/carers. This three-way partnership is crucial to the successful progress of all of the students at Wyndham Central.
Underpinning the educational improvement plan the College has modern facilities including a Trade Training Centre, a designated Year 7 Centre, Year 8 & 9 Centre and a Senior Years Centre, and dedicated content learning environments for the performing and visual arts, Science and STEM and Sport. Complementing the whole school buildings is the extensive active/passive landscaping plan and recreational outdoor plan, a student centered study and student services area.
The Leadership Team comprises of the Principal Team- Principal and three Assistant Principals, Leading Teachers - Year Level Leaders (Engagement & Wellbeing), Literacy Leader, Numeracy Leader, Pathways & Transitions Leader, AVID Leader and Campus Leader. In 2019 five faculty based Learning Specialists have been added to the overall leadership structure.
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SC1 Demonstrated knowledge of the relevant curriculum, including the ability to incorporate the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills. Demonstrated experience in responding to student learning needs.
SC2 Demonstrated experience in planning for and implementing high impact teaching strategies, guided by how students learn, and evaluating the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth.
SC3 Demonstrated experience in monitoring and assessing student learning. Demonstrated experience in using data to inform teaching practice and providing feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.
SC4 Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with students, parents, colleagues and the broader school community to support student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.
SC5 Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated experience in reflecting upon practice and engaging in professional learning to continually improve the quality of teaching.
Teachers currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching and qualified to teach and/or have demonstrated experience in the curriculum area(s) specified for the position.
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