West Ryde Public School is proud to be part of the NSW Department of Education, located in the North-Western suburbs of Sydney. We are a large multicultural school (640 students) with over 85% of our students coming from a language background other than English. Our school is proud of our cultural diversity, with three community languages being offered to all students K-6. We pride ourselves on our 'Learning Culture'; our focus is on learning, the building of educational aspiration, and ongoing performance improvement throughout the school community. Our school is driven by our collective mission to nurture the minds of our students and to nurture the person. This concept also applies to our staff and community, keeping our students at the centre of our school plan. We strive to grow our school forward using evidence and data, by focusing on improving student academic performance and having consistent performance measures to demonstrate student growth in reading and numeracy. We strive to strengthen our strategic and planned approach to wellbeing, ensuring all students connect, succeed, thrive and learn. Our school culture and belief is underpinned by our guiding principles of 'nothing left unattempted', through 'respect, responsible, learners, quality', both of which form the backbone of our 'Positive Behaviour for Learning' strategy which guides the expectations of our school behaviour code. With high expectations, the school offers a broad curriculum with choice and diversity focusing on academic, technological, sporting, creative, performing, social and leadership opportunities and experiences for all students. Our staff is committed to ongoing high-impact professional learning, through our' Collaborative Practice Conference' model. Staff demonstrate a personal responsibility for maintaining and developing their professional standards to maximise the impact of students' learning. We pride ourselves on our strength as a school community to support the needs of individual students by utilising our professional networks and community resources in providing quality learning experiences and opportunities for our students and teachers. The cohesiveness of our school community is reflected not only in the physical environment where students work proudly in our diverse cultural mix, but in the professional conversations between all members of the West Ryde Learning Community. As a growing school, we are very proud of our school and work together collaboratively by keeping our focus on improving student outcomes.
An unconditional full approval to teach is a requirement. If you do not hold a full approval to teach with the NSW Department of Education, you are required to commence the application process at the same time as you apply for this teaching opportunity.
Applicants are to include details of their WWCC clearance number as part of this application.
New merit selection application guidelines for classroom teachers, executives and principals have been introduced to provide greater clarity to applicants and selection panels. The guidelines were in effect on positions advertised from Wednesday 10th June 2020. The guidelines are located at: https://education.nsw.gov.au/about-us/careers-at-education/roles-and-locations/roles-at-education/teaching/addressing-selection-criteria.html