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Peak Fitness Challenge: Alfredton Primary School
Date: Friday 19th of August Time: 8.45 to 2.30
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Please Note: Writing to selection criteria is not the same
as writing an academic essay!
Please Note: Writing in active voice requires more than
simply using the pronoun I
"constructive strategies are
something that I am constantly aware of..."
"I am aware of constructive strategies..."
"Mathametics, like I.T, is an
area that I am very confident in teaching and eagerly look forward
to teaching this knowledge in the Early Years Classroom"
"I look forward to teaching Mathematics
and IT within an Early Years Classroom."
"Throughout not only
my pre-service teaching but my bar work, I
have been constantly building up my communication skills and
professional behaviour." [22 words]
"During my pre-service teaching rounds I
have developed my professionalism and communication skills."
When writing your cover letter and replying to selection criteria
write in 1st person - never
use 3rd person
avoid saying I believe or
I feel, instead concentrate on what you have doneor
will do as a result of this belief.
avoid over stating your experience remember
that as a graduate you will have only had around 80 days experience
in schools. Teachers on the selection panel will typically have
been teaching for over 20 years this amounts to over 6,000 days
teaching. They will not be impressed by claims of "considerable
experience" or claims that you have mastered any element
Please note the following points about cover letters:
the whole letter should be left hand justified;
your address should appear at the
top of the letter not at the bottom;
type your name under your signature at the bottom of the letter
not at the top of the letter;
follow your address with your phone number;
phone numbers should be split in half eg. 5327 0000;
mobile numbers should be split up like this 0401 123 456;
I prefer to write e-mail with a hyphen and in lower case;
indent and single space bulleted lists;
make sure that each point in a bulleted list completes the initial
incomplete sentence correctly;
avoid flowery language such as: "consequently","
... have been bestowed with...", "correlating with..",
"with this comes the need", "an abundance of"
avoid using not only... but... e.g.
"The area of Information Technology is
not only a skill that I hope to successfully
model and facilitate with my students, but something
that I am extremely competent in." [29 words] Should
read something like this:I
am competent in using and teaching Information Technology. [10
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Remember to e-mail 3-4 interview questions to me for next week's "interviews"
Please also take some time to compose your answers to the questions that
you anticipate you may be asked at interview.
This week we will be conducting role play interviews
Example interview questions
Please break into groups of 4 and find a quiet spot. Each person in the
group takes their turn to be interviewed by the panel of 3. The panel
picks a number of questions from the list below. Use the space on the
right of the page to make notes about the answers.
Why do you want to teach?
How do you include parents in their children's education?
How would you use the CSF and VELS documents in your classroom?
Why are you the best person for the job?
What are your greatest strengths?
Why do you want to work at this school?
Why do you think you're the best person for this position?
What has your experience been with assessment?
Tell me what you know about the thinking curriculum?
How will you organise your classroom in regards to student grouping
and structure of the day?
How will you handle bullying?
Has there ever been a student that you really don't like? What did
How would you, as a teacher facilitate for students different learning
styles, needs and abilities?
How would you incorporate ICT into your classroom?
How would you involve parents and the community in classroom and
school activities? :
What forms of assessment would you use to demonstrate a students understanding
How is VELS different from the CSF II?
Do you believe the implementation of VELS will benefit students and
How would you structure the learning of a gifted student in your classroom?
What four words best describe you?
What do you believe is the most important quality that a teacher can
Tell me what your most negative trait is?
Tell us about your teaching philosophy
What method/s of assessment will you implement in your classroom?
What interpersonal skills do you have that will enable you to work
with teachers students and parents?
Name and explain the initiative that you will use to best suit the
needs of the students in this school?
How will you improve this school?
If I was to walk in your classroom in the morning next year what would
I see happening?
Why do you want to be a teacher at this school?
What can you bring to this school?
What do you know about Curriculum?
What do you know about the CSF II and VELS. What are your thoughts
on the two?
What ways have you demonstrated your knowledge and understanding of
What would you say are your strengths and weaknesses in regard to
Our school does not have a PE specialist. Tell us about how you
would incorporate PE into your class' weekly timetable?
Our school does not have a Science specialist. Tell us about how you
would incorporate Science into your class' weekly timetable?
What special attributes would you bring to this role?
What would you define as Literacy?
How will you endeavour to maintain and work within teams to ensure
the provision of excellent learning outcomes?
How will you demonstrate knowledge of teaching strategies, including
the use of a range of thinking skills and tools, which enable all students
to reach their full potential?
How will you develop a positive relationship with students, parents,
colleagues, the administration and the wider community?
What can you bring to our school community?
How do you develop a good student-teacher relationship?
Describe how you would get parent involved in the learning processes
of their child?
Convey the physical appearance of your ideal classroom?
How could your lessons incorporate the values of our school?
How would you deal with a difficult parent?
What would you bring to a team? Can you recognise your strengths and
What type of learner are you? How could this effect your teaching?
If you were a parent of one of the students of this school, what would
you expect from the teachers?
The School of Education is expecting a visit from the
VIT during which time application forms will be available and photocopies
of original documents will be certified. Details of the time & date
of this visit will be published on this web page when they are available.
Here are some possible questions you may be asked on an interview (Yes, I
have been asked each and every one of these questions--so be ready!):
* Why did you decide to become a teacher?
* When did you decide to become a teacher?
* Are children born with the ability to learn, or is that provided by you,
* What was your best lesson?
* What was your worst lesson?
Sample Interview Questions with Suggested Ways of Answering
Q. Tell me about yourself.
A. This is the dreaded, classic, open-ended interview question and likely
to be among the first. It's your chance to introduce your qualifications,
good work habits, etc. Keep it mostly work and career related.
Q. Why do you want to leave your current job? (Why did you
leave your last job?)
A. Be careful with this. Avoid trashing other employers and making statements
like, "I need more money." Instead, make generic statements such
as, "It's a career move."
12. Tell me about the type of relationship you established
with your students during student teaching.
13. What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses?
14. Give examples describing your communication with parents.
15. As you look back on your student teaching experience, what was most effective
about you? About your style? What was least effective about your teaching
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