Leongatha Secondary College is located in South Gippsland, 130 kilometres south-east of Melbourne. Leongatha is an important regional centre for the agricultural and dairy industries in the area.
The college is situated within the Leongatha Education Precinct, on an attractive 22 hectare site that we share with Leongatha Primary School, South Gippsland Specialist School and Federation Training. A wide range of enhancement and enrichment activities are available for students such as international experiences, an excellent music program, leadership and public speaking opportunities and a BYOD device program across the college.
At Leongatha Secondary College we believe that all students can achieve individual success and our aim is to extend all students through the provision of challenging learning opportunities across all year levels. Staff work collaboratively with colleagues, students and parents to meet this shared educational purpose.
All members of the Leongatha Secondary College Community are encouraged to take responsibility for their actions and adhere to the core values of Respect, Doing our Best and Lifelong Learning. The College has created a learning environment that is supportive and enables students to develop self-discipline, team-work, communication skills and a tolerance of all viewpoints and cultures.
The College, with input from all stakeholders, has created a profile of an effective learner and an effective teacher at Leongatha Secondary College. These profiles describe the attitudes and skills that we believe are essential for our students to achieve individual success. Our curriculum planning ensures we provide opportunities for the explicit teaching and learning of these attitudes and skills.
As we further develop our Instructional Model, teachers are focussed upon the use of learning intentions, success criteria and the use of feedback to drive student learning. Throughout 2018 we are introducing the use of Growth Mindset language and thinking, to assist staff and students to meet challenges and achieve successful outcomes.
Staff professional learning is focussed upon the achievement of the three goals in our current School Strategic Plan (2017-2020):
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
Our school is committed to supporting the Middle Years Literacy and Numeracy Support (MYLNS) initiative.
The MYLNS initiative provides intensive teaching support to government secondary school students who are at risk of finishing school without the literacy and numeracy skills they need for future work and study.
In 2021, Leongatha Secondary College will staff this MYLNS initiative as follows: