teachers wanted (Canberra)

by admin on 25/02/2008

in News+Letters

I don’t normally post anything like this here – but on the off chance that an energetic, innovative teacher is on the look out for a stimulating and challenging work environment…

Job vacancies for Blue Gum Community School – pre-school, primary school or middle school – expressions of interest welcome for full-time, part-time or casual work – email bluenet@tpg.com.au

Blue Gum School believes it is time to rethink the way we do schooling. Today’s schools need to move forward and reflect the world around them—a world where people work with others on projects, where their initiative, creativity, organising, research, problem-solving and negotiation skills are essential tools. These are the skills our students need to practise every day… Staff can make a decision on Monday, implement it on Tuesday, and improve it on Wednesday. The decision-making hierarchy is minimal—changes can be decided quickly, and strategies tried without delay. The curriculum can take account of students’ current passions and unexpected events, and seize the moment! The curriculum changes with the times; it does not stagnate.

Blue Gum Primary School - located in North Canberra, is an ‘alternative’ community school, a challenging interesting environment where teachers have more autonomy and flexibility. And where students genuinely want to learn …

Teachers set up challenges and situations that encourage children to explore the world around them. Teaching staff then closely observe children’s responses, looking for ways of extending their understanding and leading them naturally into related areas of study… All the students and staff know each other well, so they are genuinely interested and concerned for each other. Students have a much greater sense of belonging and their personal ‘uniqueness’ is recognised and valued by others—there is less peer pressure to conform.

Please pass this along to anyone who thing may be interested or you think is suitable.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Denise February 26, 2008 at 11:02 am

Sounds like perfectly wonderful Reggio Emilia style school! Sigh Makes me wish i was in Australia!

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2 Kate March 23, 2008 at 3:11 pm

trust me, it is a fantastic school. I am so glad that we found it for our kids.

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