Class 5 Teacher 2022

  • School East Bentleigh Primary School (Steiner Stream) and Taraleigh Steiner Preschool
  • Closing Date Nov 28 2021


We seek a warm, experienced and committed teacher who embraces the philosophy of Steiner Education and is excited to join and strengthen our vibrant dual curriculum government school in Bentleigh East in Victoria.

Our School

East Bentleigh Primary School is located in Bentleigh East as part of the South East Victoria Region. Different learning styles are catered for at East Bentleigh Primary School. In our attempt to meet the individual needs of all students, two different methods of curriculum delivery are offered.

The two curriculum streams operate in parallel within the school and parents can place their child in whichever stream is more appropriate for the individual child.

One curriculum stream is based on multi-age education philosophies and the other is based on the educational philosophies of Rudolf Steiner. Both streams are underpinned by the Victorian Curriculum.

In keeping with our motto ” Growing Together ” all members of the community, be they children, staff or parents are made to feel that they belong. Staff ensure equal educational opportunities for male and female students, both in the classroom and during outdoor activities.

The dedication and loyalty of both staff and parents are the school’s most important asset. The staff includes teachers, and specialists in art/craft, physical education, library, LOTE (French) and music. East Bentleigh is well known for the outstanding quality of its arts and environmental programs. A particular delight to children and parents alike, are the many musical and dramatic performances held throughout the year.

East Bentleigh Primary School is a Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation School. This has seen the implementation of a Kitchen Garden Program for children in Years 3 – 6, a wonderfully enriching program which embeds the concept of real life learning. Due to the hard work of the Garden and Environmental teams, recently we were named “Regional Winners” in our category of the Victorian Schools Garden Awards, and Resource Smart,” Community Leadership Primary School of the Year.”

The school is proud of its achievements and the strong sense of community it embodies.

Our school has a highly motivated, professional and caring staff, who put the needs of our children first, planning and implementing teaching and learning programs which develop inquiry, initiative, co-operation and independence. Restorative Justice and Positive Education Principles underpin all we do at our inclusive and respectful school.

Our school prides itself on catering for students with special learning needs with targeted programs developed to support students with identified needs.

Our school promotes the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal children, and encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples. Applicants are welcome to elaborate on experience they may have working with Aboriginal children and/or communities.

The successful applicant is required to address the following Key Selection Criteria:

Curriculum, the Principles of Learning and Teaching P-6 and the capacity to implement curriculum programs consistent with their intent.

SC2 Demonstrated ability to monitor and assess student learning data and to use this data to inform teaching for improved student learning.

SC3 A Demonstrated ability to build relationships with students and implement restorative justice strategies and positive education principles

SC4 Demonstrated commitment and capacity to actively contribute to a broad range of school activities.

SC5 Demonstrated ability to:
Confidently manage a class of children and to cater for children of varying abilities and/or learning styles.
Work effectively as part of a team within a dual curriculum educational setting.

SC6 Demonstrated well developed communication and interpersonal skills when relating to students, teachers and parents.

SC7 A commitment to continuous improvement of skills and ongoing professional development.

SC8  Experience in delivering the Steiner curriculum and commitment to the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner

Applications should include:

  1. A general expression of interest
  2. CV – This includes:  Teaching qualifications, teacher registration, interests, a brief summary of your career outlining relevant positions you have held and major responsibilities.
  3. Statements, which concisely describe how you consider yourself suitable against each of the selection criteria noted below.
  4. The names, positions and telephone contact numbers for at least three referees who can comment on your suitability for this position, including one referee at your current school.

Questions regarding this process are welcome and should in the first instance be referred to Maria Shearn on 03-9570-3525. Applications close 28th November 2021 and should be submitted electronically on Recruitment Online