Senior School Teacher – Mathematics Specialist

Snowy Mountains Grammar School is a K-12 co-educational school, catering to both Day and Boarding students. Nestled in the foothills of Australia’s stunning alpine region and located on the banks of beautiful Lake Jindabyne, only a short drive from the alpine resorts of Thredbo and Perisher, Snowy Mountains Grammar School is truly unique.

SMGS places a strong emphasis on wellbeing and developing a sense of belonging for all, offers modern and diverse learning opportunities, and provides an extensive co-curricular program that includes mountain biking, equestrian, snowsports, sailing and aviation.

As a leader in Australian education, SMGS has been formally recognised (2016-2019) with multiple Innovative School Awards, named as Boarding School of the Year, and has been a National Finalist for Best Co-Curricular Program and Best Regional School.

Due to the growth of enrolments at Snowy Mountains Grammar School, several positions will become available for commencement in 2020 to join our dedicated team of educators. 

Position Details

Award: Independent Schools NSW/ACT Standards Model (Teachers) Multi-Enterprise Agreement 2017
Salary: Paid in accordance with the Multi Enterprise Agreement 2017
Term: Permanent Full-Time. Commencing in January 2020
(potential of part-time 0.8 upon request)
Closing Date: Applications have now closed

Overview

An exciting opportunity for an experienced and innovative educator to join our team and help drive the future of Mathematics across all levels of the school. As a member of a modern and dynamic school community, you will use your experience to grow all aspects of our Mathematics program and promote mathematics excellence in senior students. This is a full-time role commencing in January 2020 with the potential for part-time (0.8 FTE) upon request.

To be successful in this role, the applicant must be self-motivated, willing to enthusiastically support the mission of the school as well as being involved in the wider co-curricular aspects of the school. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years teaching experience. Experience in teaching HSC Advanced Mathematics, in addition to Extension 1 would be desirable.

Key Responsibilities

  • Teach classes as allocated on annual basis.
  • Plan, create, organise, annotate and review teaching, learning and assessment programs on an annual basis to ensure effective learning for students and submit to the Head of Faculty through delegated senior staff.
  • Incorporate the SMGS Teaching and Learning Framework into professional practice.
  • Differentiate the curriculum, assessment and pedagogy for individualised teaching to cater for differing student capabilities and needs of learners.
  • Demonstrate adequate evidence of regular planning for effective delivery of teaching content and pedagogy for all lessons taught.
  • Assist in measuring, analysing and monitoring the progress of individual students and groups as learning programs proceed. Work with relevant senior staff to determine appropriate intervention and improvement plans for students, groups as well as improving teaching resources and work programs
  • Provide effective and timely feedback to all students on a regular basis in all subject areas taught.
  • Communicate effectively with parents or guardians informally and formally periodically as well as in situations that warrant more immediate communication
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with teaching colleagues, non-teaching / administrative staff and students
  • Incorporate regular use of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) in the delivery of teaching and learning programs in all subject areas. Maintain current ICT competencies
  • Maintain a current knowledge of subject content and pedagogical approaches to teaching and learning
  • Attend all Parent/Teacher interviews, Information evenings and other similar duties as required
  • Undertake professional development courses to maintain your professional learning as approved or required by the Principal
  • Attending all scheduled and required staff meetings including student free days
  • Report formally each term on all the students you teach, including preparation of interim reports on student progress as required, meeting expectations of quality (SMGS Reporting Guidelines), timelines as outlined in each reporting schedule period issued by senior staff
  • Participate in the sport and extra-curricular programs of the school and contribute as required
  • Supervise playground, assembly, chapel duties as designated
  • Cover for absent colleagues, where appropriate, on occasions as designated
  • Remain current with contemporary educational issues and foster professional networks within the education sector.
  • Support the Values and ethos of the School founded on the Anglican Faith.
  • Follow Workplace, Health and Safety procedures at all times
  • Maintain professional staff dress including student free days and when attending off-campus school events
  • Comply with the SMGS Staff Code of Conduct, employment contract and Child Protection legislation
  • Be punctual to classes and meetings and manage schedules effectively
  • Hold current NSW Teacher Registration
  • Undertake any other duties or responsibilities as required by the Principal

Why SMGS?

Nestled in the foothills of Australia’s pristine alpine mountain region on the shore of the beautiful Lake Jindabyne and only a short drive from the Alpine resorts of Thredbo and Perisher, Snowy Mountains Grammar School is truly unique.

In addition to our diverse academic program, the school has an extensive co-curricular program that includes Mountain Biking, Equestrian, Snowsports and Aviation. The
school won The Educator Magazine’s Innovative Schools award two years running (2016 & 2017) and has been a regular finalist in the Australian Education Awards across multiple categories, including Innovation in Curriculum Design, Best Co-Curricular Program, Regional School of the Year, and winning Boarding School of the Year (2018).

Need more information?

If you would like more information about this opportunity or would like to discuss further, please contact:

Dr Darryl Nelson
Director of Curriculum & Operations

E: darryl.nelson@smgs.nsw.edu.au
P: (02) 6457 1022