Student Wellbeing Social Worker



Thank you for showing an interest in the advertised position at our school. This provides an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic, committed and motivated professional learning community.

Newbury Primary School is a government school located in the rapidly growing residential area of Craigieburn. The school is located at the intersection of Newbury and Grand Boulevard and caters for students in Years Prep to 6.

Over 80% of students identify as learners where English is an Additional Language and we provide a range of supports across the school to support them and their families including environmental print, a response to intervention approach to EAL tuition, an Arabic multicultural education aide and connections with external support services.

Newbury Primary School is a holistic learning community that provides exceptional teaching and learning experiences.  We are guided in our work by the Framework for Improving Student Outcomes and the Timperley Inquiry and Knowledge Building Cycle. The teaching areas are divided with quieter small group spaces that complement the connectedness of the classrooms. Flexibility is offered through a variety of diverse spaces, including break out spaces, reading nooks and areas for small group, whole group and individual instruction to better cater to the individual needs of students.

The teaching and learning programs are intellectually challenging, engaging, foster creativity, reflect 21st century approaches and have a strong focus on English and Mathematics. Teachers use a range of student data to complete live planning and curriculum design to ensure the needs of students are met through a personalised approach. The school values academic rigour and has high expectations of all members of the school community, both in academic pursuits and social behaviour.

Student wellbeing is at the centre of all that we do. A range of wellbeing supports including social skill development, School Wide Positive Behaviours and Respectful Relationships are incorporated into everyday practice to reflect the school’s holistic approach to learning. We pride ourselves on being a Respectful Relationships Lead School.

All teaching and support staff work collaboratively and are committed to having a shared responsibility for the emotional, social and academic development of every student. Strong, quality relationships provide a safe, secure and stimulating learning environment where opinions are valued and feedback is provided on a regular basis.

Our Vision

To provide a dynamic learning community where all students are empowered to learn and achieve personal success.

Our Mission

At Newbury Primary School we are committed to creating a safe, secure, educationally stimulating, calm and nurturing learning environment underpinned by high expectations and the recognition of effort. We focus on the emotional, social and academic development of every student as an avenue of developing confident, creative, compassionate and informed citizens who are actively engaged in their community.  The strong sense of community is evident in the continuous, honest and open dialogue between all stakeholders. Newbury Primary School has a commitment to zero tolerance of child abuse.

The core beliefs we advocate are:

•Student wellbeing and engagement is at the centre of all that we do

•A positive attitude to academic and social learning is essential

•Personal effort is to be recognised and valued

Our Values

The values that define our school community are:

Respect: Demonstrating care and consideration for ourselves and the feelings, opinions, belongings and expectations of others.

Integrity: Demonstrating honesty and trust through personal accountability and responsibility for our actions.

Effort: Demonstrating a positive attitude and the desire and determination to learn new skills, strive for improvement and be persistent.

Community: Demonstrating and promoting a sense of belonging, unity and connection that is strengthened by a clear understanding of the expectations of all members.

Joining Newbury Primary School

Joining our school provides an exciting opportunity for prospective employees with exemplary interpersonal skills and a strong commitment to working as part of our learning community to establish and embed the school’s values, culture and philosophy.

The successful candidate will need to be open to learning and be challenged to accelerate their professional growth. They will also need to be flexible and able to handle the rigours of the work involved in continuing to establish our school in a rapidly growing area. 

It will be an expectation that the successful candidate possess a strong work ethic and support the work of Principal Class in continuing to establish a positive, nurturing and stimulating learning environment in our school.

If further information is required, prospective applicants can contact our school's office on 8691 6900 to speak with the Principal, Michelle Bromfield.

Please ensure you read the key selection criteria carefully so as to address the correct criteria.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae detailing relevant qualifications and experience, responses to the key selection criteria, and the names and contact details of three professional referees.


Please note that all applications must go through the application steps described on the original position description.