Coburg High School is a dynamic co-educational institution located in the northern region of Melbourne. With a focus on progress, vibrancy, and innovation, our school provides a nurturing environment for young minds to thrive. With a student population of just over 1250, we foster a collaborative atmosphere where students are embraced, celebrated, and motivated to reach their fullest potential. Our dedicated staff exudes a profound passion for education and demonstrates unwavering commitment to our students. Together, we prioritise collegiality and work harmoniously as a unified workforce.
Job opportunities @ CHS
Teaching and Education Support Staff positions @ CHS
CHS posts teaching and education support staff positions via Recruitment Online (ROL) – the Department of Education and Training’s recruitment website.
What you will need when applying
- A cover letter introducing yourself and the position you are applying for
- A Curriculum Vitae which includes correct and up to date information, including your Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) registration number. If relevant, please also include visa/citizenship details.
- The names and contact details of three referees who can provide information about you relevant to the success criteria. Note that the selection panel may also contact referees other than those listed.
- A response to the Key Selection Criteria (KSC). For teaching and ES positions we recommend responses no more than one page per criterion. For leadership positions we recommend no more than 2 pages per criterion.
Job application process
- Once the application date has closed, applications will be read and the selection panel will establish which candidates they wish to interview.
- CHS is committed to responding to applications in a timely manner.
Casual Relief Teaching (CRT) positions @ CHS
- VIT accredited teachers interested in CRT positions at CHS are encouraged to send through their CV, availability and references to firstname.lastname@example.org, addressed to the Daily Organiser.
- CHS is committed to supporting CRTs via a range of processes and support staff so that they can contribute effectively to student learning outcomes.
Volunteering @ CHS
- CHS is happy to accommodate adults wishing to volunteer their time at CHS, be it for several hours or several days a week.
- We encourage those looking to volunteer to partner with Ed Connect who can provide training before commencing any volunteer work.
- Example volunteer activities include mentoring a young person, scribing for students with disabilities, supporting students with literacy or numeracy needs or helping in the library or a specific domain of the school (Art assistant for example).
- Volunteers will need to provide a valid Working With Children Check and appropriate references.
Why choose CHS?
Teaching and Learning
- CHS delivers a well-documented curriculum jointly developed by staff and available online through COGS – Coburg Online Google Sites. We work collaboratively to cater to our students’ diverse needs, employing a clear instructional framework (GANAG) and High Impact Teaching Strategies (HITS) so our students have consistency of learning.
- As a large school we offer a diverse range of subjects, including two languages (Spanish and Mandarin), middle years electives, more than 28 VCE subjects, the Vocational Major and provide students with access to further subjects via the Northern Melbourne VET cluster, Centre for Higher Education Studies (CHES) and our partnership as part of the Merri-bek North Education Plan.
- Our allotments policy commits to a transparent process with opportunities for staff input; the balancing of staff opportunities to consolidate learning as well as rotate new staff into a subject area; and affording teachers new to the school the same rights and considerations as teachers already in the school.
- CRTs are supported through consistent processes and a handbook to help ensure students know what is expected when being taught by a replacement teacher and ensuring consistency of learning can be achieved.
- CHS has modern teaching and learning facilities, including both a theatrette and performing arts space; gym, fitness room, oval and four outdoor basketball/netball courts; arts studio, Food Technology room and Science labs, library and senior study area, as well as well appointed classrooms, most of which are enclosed but some of which are open and available for team teaching. Our master plan will see us add to these facilities over the next few years, including the development of a technology centre and new stadium.
- Located in close proximity to the Merri Creek, a traditional meeting place for the Woiwurrung people, CHS has expansive grounds and green space, and easy access to points of local interest including Coburg Lake, the Merri Creek trail and the Pentridge historical complex. We are walking distance from both the local swimming pool and athletics track for whole school events. We actively teach our students how fortunate they are to learn on this land and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.
- CHS has a strong commitment to sustainable practices, which includes a 99.9kW solar array, wind turbine, several large water storage tanks, a thriving greenhouse for horticulture, a bin system for sorting rubbish and a hardworking student Environmental Club.
- While ample onsite parking exists for cars, CHS is well serviced by public transport (buses, trams and trains) and staff who commute by bike have a dedicated bike shed and space.
- Our onsite cafe is equally popular with students and staff alike, serving a wide variety of food prepared and cooked on site each day
- Our four values of Excellence, Curiosity, Integrity and Community underpin our day to day practice. With over 130 staff we are a diverse and inclusive group committed to our school community.
- We are proud to be a school that supports staff to balance their work and personal lives. A significant proportion of our workforce are part time, with some having caring commitments while others pursue professional interests and ongoing study.
- CHS has a best practice and collegiate approach to professional learning, which includes PLCs and reflective practice teams to support each other with problems of practice. Opt-in programs like Professional Reading Book Club provide further opportunities for staff development.
- We provide a thorough Induction program, including mentors for staff new to the profession
- Staff are encouraged to seek career development and leadership opportunities
- We provide a variety of staff events and activities that change each year but have included cooking sessions, yoga, outdoor games, crocheting, trivia and more!
Student and parent culture
- CHS is proud of its commitment to the Schoolwide Positive Behaviour Support framework which focuses on developing a positive, safe and supportive learning culture. We have clearly established whole school systems to foster expected behaviours and a continuum of procedures in place to discourage and address incidences of inappropriate behaviour. Teaching staff are well supported by Student Support teams who draw on restorative principles to support relationships between students and teachers, as well as a Home Group and Health program to build student resilience, empathy and 21st century learning skills.
- As a lead Respectful Relationships and Safe school, we foster an inclusive learning environment for all students and staff, including those in the LGBTIQA+ community. Our Stand Out group provides opportunities for LGBTIQA+ students and their allies to socially connect and engage in activism and our Respectful Relationships team, composed of staff and students, seek ways to model positive and respectful attitudes and behaviour.
- We have a strong and varied co-curricular program, including several camps (in Victoria, interstate and overseas) and staff have the opportunity to nominate to participate in any of them. Staff are also encouraged to run their own student clubs and recent examples include those dedicated to philosophy, writing, craft, film, games and more.
- Parent opinion surveys consistently show a high regard from parents and the community for the practices of CHS
Queries and Tours
- Prospective employees are encouraged to look through our website and social media for relevant documents and insight into life @ CHS. Those with further questions or wishing to undertake a school tour are welcome to contact the school on 9353 1700 or at email@example.com to discuss further.