Stawell Secondary College embraces the values of respect, excellence and community.
The College serves Stawell and surrounding rural areas. Situated approximately 230 km west-north-west of Melbourne, on the Western Highway to Adelaide, Stawell is close to the world-renowned Grampians National Park.
For further information see https://www.visitgrampians.com.au/discover-the-region/northern-grampians/stawell
Stawell Secondary College provides a comprehensive curriculum with a range of pathways to meet the interests and needs of its students. Year 7 students enrol from nine local primary schools and study a comprehensive Victorian Curriculum; Years 8 to 10 enable an increasing choice of subjects as students progress through the school or enrol from elsewhere. Year 11 and 12 pathways are tailored to student needs.
Teaching at Stawell Secondary College provides both personal and professional fulfilment. It is an opportunity to contribute to the development of an innovative curriculum reflective of 21st century technologies and culture.
Social and emotional learning is supported through a vertical home group structure for Years 7-10, and single Year level care for Years 11 and 12. There is a horizontal student management structure with a year level co-ordinator for each year level. There are also Sub-School managers that oversee the Junior and Senior sectors. All staff actively work to promote engagement and utilise restorative practice to re-engage students when necessary. Student leadership is integral to the success of our school, and this is developed with student ambassadors, house leaders, school captains and bus-route leaders.
Sport, music and various forms of competition are offered within the curriculum and can also be pursued as extra-curricular activities. Individuals and teams compete in a range of sports to state level, and the school band performs for entertainment and competition. Instrumental tuition is available and can lead to a number of music certificates.
Introduced in 2012, the College has successfully embedded a one-to-one personal computer program.
Progressive recruitment of graduates is enabling the College to develop a balance between new and experienced teachers allowing positive development of mentoring relationships and the infusion of new ideas. Stawell Secondary College provides a real opportunity for a teacher to play a leading role in school improvement.
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.
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.
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 http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx
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 http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx