McKinnon Secondary College is a Year 7 to 12 co-educational school with a student population of around 2000. The College was founded in 1954 in the south-eastern Melbourne suburb of McKinnon.
McKinnon Secondary College is an accredited school with the Council of International Schools and is acutely aware of the realities of the 21st workplace. We strive to provide students with the necessary skills to thrive in a world which values interpersonal skills as much as academic excellence. McKinnon does not believe that ‘one size fits all’ in education and strives to maintain a positive, caring and safe learning environment in which all students are provided with the opportunity to achieve success. We offer a challenging, comprehensive curriculum and an extensive co-curricular program. The College actively promotes a culture that celebrates the achievement of excellence, that values and respects individual diversity and that encourages participation by all members of the community. Students take pride in themselves and the College and exhibit a high level of involvement in school activities. Student achievements are formally recognised in College publications, at school assemblies, on our website and at the annual Presentation Night.
As well as a reputation for academic excellence, McKinnon has a well-regarded music program. There are consistently more applications for entry to Year 7 and other year levels than places available. Most students at McKinnon aspire to attend university. Positive work habits have consistently translated into excellent Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) results that maximise tertiary educational options. McKinnon maintains a high level of student access to tertiary education (over 95%).
The College has always relied on the commitment of its parent body which through the school council has provided support for teaching programs and facilities. The College has adequate sports grounds and attractive passive areas. The College will shortly embark on a major building program to further enhance learning opportunities and continue the tradition of excellence which has become our trademark. The whole school community looks forward to the exciting future ahead.
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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