Support for Beginning Physics Teachers

In-Service and a Mentor Scheme

Vicphysics Teachers' Network is keen to assist physics teachers whether they be:

  • First Year Outs,
  • Teachers taking Year 12 for the first time
  • Teachers returning to Physics teaching after many years’ absence, or
  • Teachers who have been asked by their school to take physics.

It usually offers two programs:

i) A a full day in-service program in the 1st Term holidays. The event is free and travel support is available for country participants.

In 202- It will be held on Tuesday, 31st March at Kew High School.  To register for the 2020 event please enter your details below. Please include your reasons for applying to assist us with designing the program.

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ii) The Mentor Scheme. Several retired physics teachers have offered their services to support new teachers. The Network will give them a stipend to meet with the teacher once during Terms 2, 3 and 4 and to be available for phone and email contact. Teachers wishing to participate in this scheme should send an expression of interest containing their contact details and a statement of why they want to be involved in the scheme. The expression of interest should be accompanied by a letter of support from the Science Coordinator or the School Principal. The documents should be either posted to the Vicphysics Mentor Scheme, PO Box 290, Flinders Lane, VIC 8009 or emailed as an attachment to VicPhys with subject “Booking: Mentor Scheme”.

Schools are welcome to fund additional support from the mentor.

Material prepared for the 2009 - 2019 In-Services

Useful Websites for the Beginning Teacher

Material from the Physics Teachers' Conferences

The following are relevant files from the presentations at recent Physics Teachers' Conferences. They include a presentation by Colin Hopkins and presentstions by the chief assessors that will assist in preparing students for exams. Also check exam solutions and course planning.

Vicphysics Newsletter

Vicphysics distributes an email newsletter to teachers about once a fortnight. Recent editions can be accessed here.

If you wish to receive the email newsletter to advise of a change of email address please contact the Vicphysics Teachers' Network.