Details for VACANCY: DEPUTY PRINCIPAL EEC
VACANCY: DEPUTY PRINCIPAL EEC (Early Education Centre) – Year 6 A vacancy exists at Port Vila International School for an EEC – 6 Deputy Principal commencing from January 2018. This position is a temporary contract for one year with a possible extension. The position will have a significant teaching and learning focus from Early Education – 6 and the successful candidate will possess the following skills, knowledge and attributes: • Extensive knowledge, understanding and recent experience with the Australian Curriculum. • A solid understanding of assessment design and reporting against the Australian Curriculum Achievement Standards. • Recent experience with successfully line-managing teaching staff. • Excellent interpersonal skills to interactive positively with students, parents and other staff. The main areas of responsibility of the Deputy Principal will be to: • Line-manage EEC and primary school staff that will include curriculum, assessment and reporting support, as well as performance appraisal and professional development. • Implement systems and processes that promote efficient and effective operations of the Primary School. • Support curriculum and assessment design from K – Year 6 using the Australian Curriculum. • Maintain, and update when necessary, all year level overviews and work programs in line with Australian Curriculum standards. • Use individual and whole-school student achievement data to influence teaching and learning practices in the school. • Promote positive student behaviour in the Primary School. • Provide effective communication to parents and carers regarding student academic progress, behavioural issues and general school initiatives and projects. • Actively market and promote primary schooling at Port Vila International School as the premium school of choice in Port Vila. • Support the Principal and Assistant Principal of Secondary with all school operations and initiatives, when required. Application Process: Interested candidates must provide the selection panel with a: • Curriculum Vitae (CV) (maximum 4 pages). Candidates should include at least three referees with one referee being a current supervisor. • Cover letter (maximum 2 pages) • Written response outlining your suitability for this position referencing previous projects, initiatives and experiences supported by quantitative and/or qualitative data (maximum 4 pages). • Exemplar curriculum and assessment design task. See following section. Completed applications should be sent via email to email@example.com by 3:00pm (Vanuatu time) on Monday 30th October, 2017. Shortlisting and Interviews: Early November. Interviews will take place via Skype or in person depending on the location of the shortlisted candidate. Appointment of successful Candidate: November Commencement of Duties: 15th January, 2018 Curriculum & Assessment Design Task (to accompany application): In order to assess a candidate’s ability to effectively utilise the Australian Curriculum content descriptors and achievement standards in designing a work program and assessment, the following document needs to be submitted along with the written application. A Year 6 class has been investigating Vanuatu’s geographical location in relation to other Pacific nations. They have been comparing countries in relation to economic, demographic and social characteristics. Using the Year 6 Content Descriptors and Achievement Standards for Year 6 Geography; (A) Create an assessment task, with an A – E Guide to Making a Judgement (GTMJ) that will be used to assess a student’s learning in this unit based on the Year 6 Achievement Standards. (1 page only) Additional Information for Candidates • The contract term is one year, renewable upon mutual agreement. • Shortlisted candidates residing outside of Vanuatu should ensure that they have a valid passport to enter Vanuatu and meet immigration requirements. • Please ensure that your Skype address and all other relevant contact details are included on your CV. • At the applicant’s expense, he or she will need to produce a criminal record check by the end of November, 2017.