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Head of Languages

Applications are warmly invited for the position of Head of Languages at Overnewton Anglican Community College.

Applications are warmly invited for the position of Head of Languages at Overnewton Anglican Community College.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled, innovative and experienced educational leader who is committed to making a difference to the future of the students, staff and families.

The Head of Languages is a significant role at the College. The position requires:

  • An exceptional educational leader with outstanding operational and management skills
  • A collaborative, compassionate leader, able to inspire relevant and authentic programs
  • An outstanding communicator who actively builds capacity and guides best practice
Content Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is at the forefront of the Overnewton Languages strategy. In 2014, Overnewton launched the Mandarin CLIL program in the Junior School. The program commenced with all 2014 Preparatory students and has continued to evolve as this cohort has progressed through the College, reaching Year 8 in 2022. Every child from Prep to Year 6 learns Mandarin.

Through the CLIL Program, students learn Mandarin and learn in Mandarin. CLIL is a strong form of bilingual education in which students can potentially achieve the goals of bilingualism and bi-literacy. CLIL students enhance intercultural awareness and form sensible attitudes towards different cultures as they explore different international perspectives on the subject they are learning.

In addition to the CLIL Mandarin program, Overnewton offers opportunities for students to learn Bahasa Indonesian, German and Mandarin from Years 7 – 12.

We are seeking a remarkable applicant with the passion and ability to build upon current relationships with international partners and seek further opportunities to develop an international relations program that sets Overnewton College apart.  

Position Description
Position objectives:
The Head of Faculty directly influences the quality of learning and teaching throughout the College. The position requires leadership in relation to curriculum initiatives, the learning and teaching process and co-ordination of a range of classes in the oversight of Years P-12 curriculum. The Head of Faculty will facilitate student learning within the department in order to enable all students to achieve to their fullest potential.
The Head of Faculty will lead the strategic direction of International Relations for the College. Building on existing partnerships in Bremen, Germany, there is an exciting future with the partnership with Hangzhou and Shanghai in China.

Overnewton Anglican Community College is a dual campus, co-educational, Prep to Year 12 College, with over 2,000 students across two campuses, in Keilor and Taylors Lakes. Producing consistently high academic results, Overnewton is a premier, mid-fee, independent school, open to all denominations.

This position is accountable to the Principal through the Head of Pedagogy and Learning. The successful applicant will work closely with Heads of other Faculties across the College and with School-based Languages Leaders.

Key qualities
Within the context of the role described, the incumbent will be expected to have, and performance will be measured against, the following key qualities:
  • Demonstrated exemplary teaching skills and capacity to provide leadership leading to the achievement of quality learning outcomes for all students
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and capacity to develop and sustain productive relationships within and beyond the school community
  • Demonstrated commitment and capacity to ensure consistency of learning opportunity for all students at each year level from Preparatory to Year 12 across both campuses
  • Capacity to use analytical skills to contribute to educational outcomes.
  • Capacity to manage effectively human, financial and physical resources to deliver high quality outcomes for the College
  • Demonstrated support for and capacity to develop and maintain a positive tone and an organisational culture based on ethical professional and personal behaviours and College Values
Relevant skills, knowledge and experience
  • Minimum of 5 years teaching experience in the relevant discipline desirable
  • Advanced knowledge of curriculum and demonstrated exemplary pedagogy
  • Proven ability to inspire Leaders and teachers within the relevant discipline to strive for excellence of curriculum content and delivery
Experience and Qualifications:
  • VIT registered (or equivalent) teacher of considerable experience
  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications (post graduate studies preferred)
  • Senior educational leadership experience, ideally in like-schools
Commencement date: Term 3, 2022 (or earlier by negotiation) 

For a confidential conversation, enquiries regarding the application process or to obtain an Applicant Information Pack, please contact:
Ben Crole +61 3 9249 2473, or Brendan Fraser +61 438 618 604,

Application process:
Applications will be received until Friday 25 February 2022.
Your application should consist of a:
  • Covering letter addressing each of the key selection criteria, (no more than 2 pages)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of Working with Children Check and VIT registration (or equivalent)
Applications should be emailed to Ben Crole:

Overnewton Anglican Community College reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date.

Overnewton College has a zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to providing child safety, children’s wellbeing and protecting children from abuse. Ministerial order 870 requires Overnewton College to implement child safety standards and to accommodate and take the needs of all children (including but not limited to, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, children with disabilities and children who are vulnerable) into account when creating a child safe environment. All staff must comply with Overnewton College’s Child Safe policies and related policies and procedures and take all reasonable steps to promote the safety of children.

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