A Williamstown High School education provides a dynamic learning culture that promotes integrity, innovation and the individual.
Williamstown High School is a successful, well-regarded government secondary school educating the young people of Williamstown and neighbouring suburbs. The school opened as a government high school in 1915 on the Pasco Street site of the original Williamstown Grammar School, which it replaced. Today it caters for more than 1480 students from Years 7 to 12. It is situated on two campuses that are a ten minute walk apart.
The middle year’s campus, Years 7 to 9, is on the site of the former Point Gellibrand Girls’ Secondary College, in Bayview Street, Williamstown. Williamstown High School merged with the girls’ college in 2000 and a $13 million program saw the campus buildings and grounds rebuilt on award-winning environmentally sustainable designs.
The senior campus, Years 10 to12, is at Pasco Street housed in several heritage buildings, including the original 1867 grammar school block. Centenary celebrations and strong community support has delivered a state of the art 300 seat theatre to the campus completing stage one of the Performing Arts Centre of Excellence facilities.
The features of both sites acknowledge Williamstown’s historic link to shipbuilding and sea faring. Its anchor crest and motto “Hold Fast”, a sailing cry, point to the value of commitment, of determination, of loyalty, of strength and of courage.
In addition to co¿educational home groups the school offers options for boy’s only and girl’s only home groups, as well as a Select Entry Accelerated Learning program. Families of Williamstown High School students have high expectations that the school strives to meet.
The school also offers an Accelerated Sports program for students involved in a number of sports including netball, athletics, swimming and basketball and an International Students’ program. The proximity of the innovative middle year’s campus next to Port Phillip Bay and the unique Jawbone Marine Sanctuary has enabled the school to develop an environmental curriculum, including marine studies.
The school has an excellent music program with a stage band, concert band and ensembles. These bands perform at many events, including Westside Arts, Williamstown Festival and numerous other music festivals and interstate events.
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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