Somerville Secondary College is a 7 – 12 school located on a 9.9 hectare site in Graf Road, Somerville on the Mornington Peninsula. Our school has a current enrolment of approximately 270 students, allowing for students to be well known as young adults and as learners.
The vast majority of students are drawn from the Mornington Peninsula areas of Somerville and Tyabb with a smaller number of students from the Pearcedale, Hastings, Balnarring, Bittern and Baxter areas. The school enjoys a good relationship with its main feeder primary schools operating a number of programs that link the secondary college with its neighbourhood schools.
Somerville Secondary College’s vision is “Together we use our voice to challenge and grow a confident community”. We aim to achieve our vision by:
Student Leadership and Voice is a very important part of the operation of Somerville Secondary College with many opportunities for students to take on leadership roles within the school. The College Captains take on high profile leadership roles in a number of areas of the school’s operation including being voting members of the School Board.
Somerville Secondary College is dedicated to providing a valuable education that aims for excellence through creating opportunity for every student in its community. The program offered at the school is comprehensive including a strong academic curriculum that is balanced across the Key Learning Areas. We offer numerous curriculum programs including VCE, VCAL and also a Pastoral Care Program which incorporates Careers Education and Respectful Relationships.
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
To be eligible for employment, transfer or promotion in the principal or teacher class a person must have provisional or full registration from the Victorian Institute of Teaching. In addition, from 3 August 2020, to be eligible for employment in the principal class or teacher class, a person who graduated from a Victorian Initial Teacher Education program after 1 July 2016, must demonstrate that they have passed the literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education (LANTITE) requirements. This condition is satisfied where the LANTITE requirement is part of the Victorian Initial Teacher Education program completed by the person.