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Does part-time work in primary school classrooms sound like your next adventure? 

“I found the training gave confidence to teach, but also gave me opportunity to look at myself and the abilities I’ve been given. I found all the teachers to be super-supportive. They challenged me to keep improving and moving forward in my teaching. So I guess the training leaked into my personal life too, and grew me in ways I wasn’t expecting.” Recent trainee

After comprehensive training with an experienced mentor, you will be equipped with all the skills and resources you need to teach Values in Action in primary school classrooms...

  • Working with and learning from children, giving them hope and strategies for facing life’s challenges
  • Creating an atmosphere of fun, adventure and purpose in primary school classrooms
  • Speaking encouraging words of life over children, especially those who are disadvantaged in some way
  • Making a positive difference in children’s lives which flows into their homes and other areas of the community
  • Sowing into the lives of future generations, laying a foundation of positive attitudes for the future
  • Working collaboratively as part of a close, supportive, dynamic team who are like-minded and share the same passion
  • Supporting, encouraging and strengthening the whole school community – children, staff and parents

How do I become part of this amazing team?

Phone Susan on 0275177728 for more information and details of application process

If my application is successful, what does the training involve?

  • 1-2 hours a week for 14 weeks in school classrooms working with an experienced VIA teacher who acts as a role-model, coach and mentor
  • Two one-hour face-to-face seminars on teaching and learning
  • Four online modules which involve watching a short clip or reading an article, with brief follow up activities to support the learning 
  • (Attendance at any VIA Team professional development, which may or may not be held during the training period)

After Training How do I Become a Registered Values in Action Teacher?

After approximately fourteen weeks of training, a trainee may apply to become a registered VIA teacher and take on one or more classes of their own each week.

Registration process – successful solo teaching of a 30 minute VIA lesson in front of a registration panel of two observers, followed by a short discussion about the teaching/learning models used in VIA lessons. Once registered, a new teacher is offered one or more classes in their preferred level of the school, working as a contractor with agreed remuneration per half hour lesson taught, supported by ongoing mentoring and professional development.