Why Work with Us?

We want to work with people who truly want to work with us!

All staff at Prahran High School have responsibility to support, nurture and further the positive, learning culture which was initially established in 2019 and has been strengthened by each successive year. Our culture is precious to us and we commit to nurture it long into the future.

We are grateful to work with a team of amazing humans and we look forward to welcoming you too.

This is us. Is this you too?

The following points have helped to define our work together since Foundation. We look to build on these principles and beliefs as we progress. Please read these points, in conjunction with the detail on our website and honestly reflect on the strength of their personal accord with you.

Our school culture is grounded in a genuine belief in the fundamental importance of relationships and a deep commitment to kindness and care. We explore this through our value of Character and through our evidence-based Positive Climate for Learning, underpinned by Unconditional Positive Regard, Positive Psychology and Empowerment.

We have high expectations of our students and ourselves. We understand that students learn much more effectively in a kind, positive environment. Behaviour moderation and improvement endeavours are grounded in positive, constructive relationships, restorative conversations and forgiveness. We have a unique relationships development framework we call ‘Connecting Us’.

At Prahran High School, students have voice, choice and agency. We listen to our students because we want to hear their views, ideas and questions. We structure learning experiences which aim to provide meaningful opportunities for students to become agentic learners. We provide students with significant choice as we believe that choice is empowering and motivating for young people.

Learning and teaching is approached in a consistent manner across the school, supported by a guaranteed and viable curriculum. Teachers’ and students’ unique strengths are valued and encouraged. All teachers have responsibility to develop curriculum and we understand that curriculum development is never complete – it is ever-changing as the world changes. We expect teachers to follow our PHS pedagogical model, not as clones, but as consistent representatives of PHS practice.

The very best teachers understand that collaboration is key to our success. We simply cannot and should not work alone – collaborative team practice is how we work best together. Teachers collaborate in Professional Learning Communities to ensure a laser-light focus on student learning improvement. Collaborative practice is the default – it’s how we work.

The best teachers understand the importance of effective communication. It might seem self-evident but it is not always the case. At Prahran High School we commit to accurate, respectful, responsive and timely communication with our students, colleagues and families. We adhere to a set of PHS communication protocols.

We are committed to exploring contemporary technologies to support learning. We are open to students guiding us in new technological directions. We believe that digital technologies can enhance learning and we also believe that meaningful learning intentions must guide the technologies we explore and embrace. The world around us changes rapidly, wildly and in ways we could never imagine.

Our school has a close relationship with our community. Students are encouraged to work alongside business and community groups to develop their entrepreneurial skills and to contribute. Community members are invited to join us in school to support the students’ learning.

Prahran High School is committed to being a school which develops leaders at all levels. We seek to continue to appoint aspirational talent, people who are committed to their growth, development and who aim for future leadership roles in our school and system

We work extremely hard, we support each other and we celebrate our successes and milestones. We are excited to recruit new team colleagues to join us as we progress our learning adventure. We welcome your ideas and contribution with open hearts and minds. We ask that you are open to sharing our commitments, belief and values too. At Prahran High School, we work hard, we see our work as a significant privilege and responsibility – and we aim to have a lot of fun together too.

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