Our School

Our teachers are our greatest asset

At Christ Church Grammar School we believe that teachers provide the foundation for a quality education. We are very proud of our staff who teach young minds with energy and passion. Our teachers are dedicated primary educators and experts in working with children from Kindergarten to Year 6.

Our staff enjoy a warm, supportive and professional work environment. In return, we provide on-going professional development programs so that staff can continually build on their already high level of expertise.

All enquiries about employment at Christ Church Grammar School should be directed to the Head of School:

Mrs Sandra Holland 
Head of School (Operations)
Christ Church Grammar School

677 Punt Rd, South Yarra
Victoria Australia 3141

Tel: 03 9866 3540
E: sandra.holland@ccgs.vic.edu.au

Current Vacancies

Literacy Coach K -Year 6

Position Details:


  • Full Time end-dated contract, for the duration of 2017.
  • Executive members of staff may be asked to participate in the co-curricular program.
  • JSLT members of staff are expected to meet and welcome the School community at all occasions associated with the School.

Reporting to:

Principal, Head of School (Operations) and the Curriculum Coordinator.

Direct Reports:

CCGS Staff including Year Level Coordinator’s (YLCs)

Position Purpose:

The Literacy Coach (K-6) ensures the best possible literacy programme for the children within our School and is responsible for overseeing the literacy development for students in K to Year 6.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To be accountable for the standards of teaching and learning and student progress in Literacy throughout the school.
  • To lead, manage and develop Literacy throughout the School.
  • To manage a team ensuring best practice across identified areas of the curriculum.
  • To exercise professional skills and judgement.
  • To impact on the educational progress of all students in the School.
  • To lead, develop and enhance the classroom practice of teaching staff and Educational Assistants.

Decision - Making Authority

Expected to operate in accordance with CCGS’s policies, systems and processes, compliant with relevant legislation.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:



  • Undergraduate or post-graduate qualifications in primary education;
  • Teaching experience in a school setting;
  • Experience working in a similar position within an educational environment.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience

Strategic development
  • Take responsibility for the development and implementation of the whole school policy and scope and sequence for Literacy.
  • Use national, local and school management data to monitor standards of achievement across the School in Literacy, alongside the Head of Individual Differences.
  • Monitor the progress made towards achieving targets and use this information to plan future developments.
  • Collaborate with staff on short, medium and long term planning to develop literacy in relation to:
  1. Resources
  2. Running continuous professional development of staff
  3. Aims of the school, including its policies and practices
  4. Challenging targets for improvement
  5. Manage strategic development across identified areas of the curriculum.
Teaching and learning
  • Plan and monitor coverage, continuity and progression in Literacy throughout the school.
  • Ensure that teachers are clear about learning objectives, understand the sequence of teaching and learning in all subjects and communicate this to children.
  • Support and guide colleagues to select the most appropriate teaching and learning methods and resources to meet the needs of the full range of children.
  • Establish and implement clear policies and practices for assessing, recording and reporting on student achievement in line with school policy.
  • Evaluate the teaching and learning of Literacy in the school through monitoring activities including:
  1. Lesson observations
  2. Work and planning scrutiny
  3. Student discussions
  4. Analysis of results and assessment data
  5. Attending planning meetings
  6. Leading staff training
  7. Informal discussions
  • Use this analysis to identify effective practice and areas for improvement and, in conjunction with the leadership team, take action to further improve the quality of teaching and learning across the school.
  • Manage teaching and learning across identified areas of the curriculum. Lead professional development of teaching staff and Educational Assistants through example, support and liaison with the leadership team.
  • Ensure newly qualified and staff new to the School receive appropriate support for teaching and learning.
  • Lead a team of staff.
  • Establish resource and staff requirements for Literacy and inform the Head of School (Operations) of costs and priorities.
  • Distribute resources to meet the objectives of the School.
  • Ensure the effective and efficient management of learning resources for Literacy – including the School library.
  • Ensure a stimulating but safe learning environment in which risks are regularly assessed.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with professional colleagues and other Leadership Team members to develop cross curricular links and creative approaches to learning.
  • Establish effective relationships with parents and inform them of developments and practices relating to the teaching and learning of Literacy.
  • Participate in meetings with professional colleagues and parents in respect of the duties and responsibilities of the role.
  • Be aware of the need to take responsibility for your own professional development.
  • Play a full part in the life of the school community, to support its distinctive mission and ethos and to encourage staff and students to follow this example.
  • Undertake any other duty as specified by the Principal not mentioned above.

Key Relationships

Internal – Staff; YLCs; Head of Early Years; Head of Individual Differences; Administrative & non-teaching staff members (K-6)

External - K-6 parents; Curriculum Authorities.

Child Safety

All personnel working at CCGS in any capacity (including volunteers, contractors, teaching staff, administrative staff etc.) must be aware of the Child Safe Standards as outlined in Ministerial Order 870 and must comply with the School’s policies and practices related to these.  

Other Criteria

Working with Children’s Clearance

To apply for this position please send your application to: executiveassistant@ccgs.vic.edu.au


Full Time
1 year contract (with the possibility of ongoing)

We are seeking expressions of interest from Community Relations Managers to join our team, at an exciting time in the history of our School. The Community Relations Manager will provide quality oversight of community relations, as they pertain to marketing, our Foundation and Alumni. He/she will be a progressive, globally minded, enthusiastic and dedicated professional, capable of working collaboratively within a dynamic team.

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Closing Date:  29 March 2017
To apply for this position please send your application to: executiveassistant@ccgs.vic.edu.au