Thank you for your interest in the advertised grounds-person/handy-person position at Keysborough Gardens Primary School.
As with all positions at our new school, we seek people who are excited about the work involved in establishing a new school, people who are flexible and adaptable to the tasks involved in the stages of steady school growth.
Specific qualifications are not essential with this role. A person who possesses ’handy-person’ skills generally would certainly be considered.
The role will suit a person who is looking to become a part of the school community. Consequently, at this time we are not seeking a contractor who is running a business in this industry and looking to add to a client base.
The successful applicant will assume a variety of responsibilities, as detailed in the Role and Responsibilities section of this job advertisement.
A short tour of the school can be arranged by calling Selen in the office on 9792 6800.
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I wish you well with your application.
Keysborough Gardens Primary School is a new school in Homeleigh Rd Keysborough South. The school officially opened its doors on the 28th January 2020 school year with an enrolment of 166 students. Enrolments for 2021 have steadily increased to 261 students, with a class structure of 13 classes. Our estimated long term projected enrolment is around 500 students.
The school is located on a landscaped 2.2 hectare site in Keysborough South, approximately 27 km south-east of Melbourne and 7km inland from Port Phillip Bay. In an area once made up of market gardens and semi-rural properties, Keysborough South is now undergoing significant residential growth.
Keysborough Gardens Primary School will serve a steadily growing and culturally diverse community, with many of the residents born overseas.
The two levels of the main building contain a variety of flexible collaborative learning spaces, explicit instruction glassed rooms, presentation spaces, quiet reading or small group nooks, specialist art, science and creative activities labs, games and construction/storytelling settings, a learning terrace for outdoor learning activities, staff work spaces and toilets.
The Performing Arts and Physical Education building is a well-equipped self-contained sports stadium and performing arts facility. It contains a large gym, a music room, a Chinese Mandarin room, the school canteen, toilets, staff offices and service spaces. It also houses a Before & After School Care program.
The grounds include sports courts, outdoor learning areas, an ampi-theatre, a grassed playing field and a central plaza, with landscaped gardens completing a stimulating external learning environment.
The school class structure will adapt to enrolment growth. In 2021 straight classes are provided in Prep, Year 1 and Year 2, with composite classes in 3/4 and in 5/6. Whilst home groups will be formed, at all levels a differentiated program will cater for individual learning needs.
A full range of specialist programs is provided: PE, Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Mandarin. A Learning Enhancement/Individual Needs program is provided by a Leading Teacher with extra-curricular enrichment programs completing the comprehensive curriculum provision.
The staffing profile is built upon the principles of a highly effective Professional Learning Community, recruiting educators with a range of teaching experience, backgrounds and expertise.
Leaders and teachers at Keysborough Gardens PS demonstrate a passion for and strong commitment to inquiry-based pedagogy, grounded in evidence, informed by on-going assessment, and driven by individual student learning data. They demonstrate a strong passion for collaborative planning and teaching within the state-of-the-art flexible learning spaces. They thrive on a culture of collective efficacy and collaboration and have a positive mindset. They enjoy the challenges that will come with being part of a new school, and appreciate their vital role in overall school improvement.
Leaders and teachers at Keysborough Gardens PS are also dedicated to the social, emotional as well as academic growth of every student. Underpinning everything they do is an ability to remain focussed on student learning growth as well as their own growth as high quality teachers.
Education Support staff are an integral to the success of the school in many varied ways, in both administration and within the learning spaces.
The core values of Kindness, Empathy, Gratitude, Respect and Excellence guide the daily interactions of all members of the Keysborough Gardens school community.
At Keysborough Gardens we:
Model and demonstrate kindness and take every opportunity to help others who may be in need.
Show Empathy by considering and understanding how someone else is feeling, by “putting ourselves in someone else’s shoes.”
Demonstrate Gratitude by appreciating, valuing and acknowledging the people and things we have in our life.
Respect ourselves, our school and each other, and understand that our attitudes and behaviours have an impact on the people around us.
Strive for Excellence, by trying our hardest and doing our personal best. Individually. Collectively.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Maintenance jobs include but are not limited to basic aspects of joinery, carpentry, plumbing, repairing furniture, doors, locks, curtains, lights plant, equipment and other tasks which may arise. (Tradespeople will be called for most large jobs.)
- Jobs relating to grounds and open spaces include gardens, mowing lawns & ovals, (sit on mower & also some hand mowing), edging, weeding, fertilising, planting, pruning. (Some examples are provided below in scope of works)
- Cyclical preventative maintenance jobs as scheduled, including gutter & roof cleaning, windows, painting.
- Follow all Health and Safety policies and procedures. Report all known and observed hazards to the Principal (or delegate).
- Clear external drains, sweep (blow) paved areas and ensure that litter is removed from garden areas.
- Maintain garden equipment and appropriately store garden implements and chemicals.
- At times purchase necessary equipment and materials locally (eg Bunnings)
- Emptying of large school bins.
- Occasionally work with a team of volunteer parents. For instance in a large scale planting program/working bee.
- Other duties as required including attendance over the school holiday period as requested by the Principal.
Some specific examples: Scopes of work may include items such as:
Keysborough Gardens Primary School
10 Homeleigh Rd, Keysborough VIC 3173
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