VCE History and English Teacher

Job Reference Number: PA1803

  • Large multi-campus Christian school
  • 12-month parental leave replacement role
  • Pakenham location

Chairo Christian School is a growing non-denominational Christian school, with over 1,500 Kinder to Year 12 students attending five picturesque campuses in West and South Gippsland, the Latrobe Valley and the south eastern outskirts of Melbourne. 

Our mission is to provide excellence in Christ-centred education in partnership with families within a caring Christian community. In doing this, we aim to prepare students thoroughly for further study, careers, service and life in general.

We are currently seeking to appoint a Teacher (VCE History and English) to commence in June at our Pakenham Campus. The primary responsibility of this teacher will be to deliver the curriculum in a manner consistent with the guidelines and policies set by the school board and leadership team, and from a Christian worldview perspective. 

Chairo teachers are also expected to foster a safe and caring environment for all students while endeavouring to role model the love of Jesus Christ to all. Other responsibilities will include:

  • Maintaining a learning environment in which students are encouraged to have positive attitudes towards learning, and in which challenging and achievable expectations are set for students
  • Effectively assessing student performance and providing feedback in an encouraging and confidence-building manner
  • Planning and carrying out daily activities to fulfil the objectives of the school’s educational policies and mission statement
  • Building relationships with students and parents in a manner that establishes a partnering approach to learning

Having obtained relevant tertiary qualifications in education and being registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching, the successful candidate will also possess the following important characteristics:

  • Demonstrated commitment to the school’s Articles of Faith
  • Experience in teaching History and English at a senior school level (experience in teaching History at VCE level desirable)
  • Sound knowledge of teaching from a Christian worldview perspective
  • Ability to utilise a range of teaching strategies as may be relevant
  • Ability to build strong partnering relationships and communication channels with students and parents

Successful applicants will need to be in agreement with and model Chairo’s Articles of Faith.

The safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all our students is a high priority. As part of our recruitment process, Chairo undertakes rigorous reference and background checking including, Working with Children and Police Record checks. Before applying, applicants are requested to review Chairo’s Child Safety booklet.

Closing date: Monday 19 March

Please note that only online applications will be accepted.

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Working at Chairo

Jo, Pakenham Teacher Librarian

‘I enjoy working at Chairo because of the students. I’m challenged daily to set a godly example for them and to reflect about how and why I teach … and to always give my absolute best. I love working alongside committed and dedicated staff members who inspire me every day.’

Jo began working at Chairo in 1997 as a teacher’s assistant. Encouraged by the Principal to study education, Jo became a Chairo primary teacher in 2004 and taught at the Drouin and Drouin East campuses. Today, Jo works in the library at Pakenham and is ‘the most happily contented teacher librarian on the planet’.

Jo explained, ‘I’m passionate about exciting students about books and literature. I also oversee the running of the library; work with teachers on curriculum; order, shelve and critique books; supervise private study and distance education students; make displays; run competitions and oversee Book Week. I’m also studying to complete a Master’s degree’