Sample Cover Letter - Education

Graduate Teacher
Princeton Primary School
Princeton Primary School is situated in the southern suburbs of Melbourne, approximately 25 kilometres from Melbourne.
Enrolments of the school have increased substantially over the last number of years due to the school being situated in
the growth area, current enrolment is 520.
Princeton Primary aims to provide a safe and secure environment for all students. Central to the schools teaching
philosophy is the core belief that “not all children learn the same thing at the same time in the same way”. The
curriculum is designed to provide for personal achievement and success through valuing individual differences and
addressing individual children’s needs.
Our goal is to develop in students, qualities and life skills such as responsibility, citizenship, leadership, communication,
independence, inquiring minds, problem solving and creativity. To this effect, t
he school offers a broad range of
activities as part of the curriculum, including Science in Schools, Reading and Recovery – these programs are
tailored as much as possible to individual student needs. The school prides itself on developing innovative and
engaging programs that extend beyond the curriculum.
Teaching staff are encouraged to undertake professional development opportunities and an established mentoring
program provides graduate teachers with essential feedback, encouragement and support.
The staffing profile of the
school is balanced with experience from graduate teachers to those who are preparing for retirement. This ensures a
breadth of enthusiasm, experience and innovation.
Curriculum
The Curriculum offers learning and teaching opportunities using the Victorian Essential Learnings. Our emphasis is on
Literacy and Numeracy, as well as the offering of a wide range of extension and support. Integrated Curriculum is planned
using the Inquiry Model for planning. Specialist teachers provide Library, Physical Education, Information Technology,
Visual Arts, LOTE (Indonesian) and Science. Our school consistently performs above SFO & State benchmarks.
Our Welfare and Discipline policy encourages students to be seen as individuals as well as vital members of a school
community. The school supports this principle through offering opportunities for students to participate in the Junior School
Leadership Team and House System.
Facilities
During the past four years we have improved the school through the following projects;
- The building of a Middle Years Building
- Refurbishment of the junior playground areas
- Extensive beautification of the main school entrance on Smith street
Selection Criteria
SC1 Demonstrated knowledge of initiatives in student learning including the Standards, the Principles of Learning and
Teaching P-12 and Assessment and Reporting Advice and the ability to design curriculum programs consistent with their
intent.
SC2 Demonstrate an understanding of how students learn and effective
SC3 Capacity to monitor and assess student learning data and to use this data to inform teaching for improved student
learning.
SC4 Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills and high level interpersonal skills including a
capacity to develop constructive relationships with students, parents and other staff.
SC5 Demonstrated commitment and capacity to actively contribute to a broad range of school activities and a capacity to
reflect on, evaluate and improve professional knowledge and practice.
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