Job Opportunity - Lego Robotics/Code Cadet Instructor at CGS

Co-curricular Lego Robotics and Code Cadets Instructor at Canberra Grammar School

The Role

The role of a Co-curricular Lego Robotics and Code Cadets Instructor is to work in conjunction with the Head of Lego Robotics, the Horizons Coordinator, and the Primary School-curricular Administrator and alongside other activity coaches to provide a warm and stimulating environment for children.


Duties are:

  • To attend a Co-curricular Coach induction session
  • Be responsible for the preparation, implementation and evaluation of Lego Robotics and Code Cadets sessions suited to the needs of individual children, groups and teams
  • Prepare and plan all sessions in advance and provide a copy to the Horizons Coordinator and Primary School Co- curricular Administrator
  • To attend sessions punctually and not run them beyond the finishing timespecified
  • Arrive 20 minutes before the start of the session to ensure activity areas are ready for use and resources are set up before the start of the activity
  • Greet parents and children to ensure safe arrival to and departure from the activity location
  • Student roll marking, check on punctuality of students and ensure records of student attendance are maintained. Report absences to the Horizons Coordinator and Primary School Co-curricular Administrator
  • Ensure that appropriate behavior is demonstrated during allsessions
  • Emphasize that safety, skills and enjoyment are paramount
  • Ensure that total confidentiality is maintained in regards to all matters related to the children
  • Undertake other duties as directed
  • Liaise with and report to the Head of Lego Robotics, the Horizons Coordinator and the Primary School Co-curricular Administrator on a regular basis
  • Complete an Incident Report where an accident has occurred
  • Plan and conduct developmentally appropriate, sequenced and enjoyablesessions
  • Work in consultation with the Head of Lego Robotics ,the Horizons Coordinator and the Primary School Co-curricular Administrator
  • Be aware of the end of practice sessions i.e. students escorted to drive-through for pick up
  • Ensure activity areas are left neat and tidy after the session has finished
  • Maintenance and safe storage of equipment

Selection Specifications

The following attributes are essential:

  • Expertise in the relevant area
  • Knowledge of Lego Mindstorms EV3’s, Python and Scratch desirable
  • Initiative and good judgement
  • Well-developed communication skills
  • Well-developed skills for working both as part of a team and under supervision and direction
  • An interest and commitment to working with young children

The role holder must:

  • Comply with the School’s Code of Conduct and with the School’s policy and regulatory requirements
  • Respect and uphold the School’s Anglican values and ethos, while also respecting people of all backgrounds and faiths within the School community
  • Maintain continuous Working with Vulnerable People registration under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 (ACT).

Terms and Conditions

The role is casual.

Classification and Salary
Remuneration will be appropriate to qualifications, experience and time allocation for all successful applicants as per the Educational Services (Schools) General Staff Award 2010.

Child Protection
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All employees of the School must be eligible to work with children in accordance with ACT Working with Vulnerable People checks, and all teachers at the School must have teacher registration, provisional registration or a permit to teach issued by the ACT Teacher Quality Institute prior to starting their employment.

Applications and Information

All applications must be submitted using the School's online application form, located on the job advert:
For further information, please contact the Human Resources Office via:

  • +61 (2) 6260 9735
  • The HR Office, Canberra Grammar School, 40 Monaro Crescent, Red Hill ACT 2603 Australia

Application closing date

26 November 2018
Eligible degree type(s): 

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