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Teacher - Primary

WA - Education, Department of

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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Job Posted: 22/09/2017

Job Category:

Education / Teacher

Job description:
Department of Education
Independent Public School - North Metropolitan Education Region
Highgate Primary School
Teacher - Primary
Pool Ref IPS/TCH502502
Teacher, $68,137 - $103,049 per annum (SEA GA 2014)

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Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH502502

Appointment Pool

Are you a committed individual looking to join a hardworking team?

Highgate Primary School (PS) is seeking to establish a pool of Teachers – Primary for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2018 school year, up to the end of Term 1, 2018. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2018 school year, up to the end of Term 1, 2018.

If you are innovative, loyal, emotionally intelligent, proactive and enthusiastic individual, who has a proven ability as an amazing classroom teacher, we encourage you to apply.

Suitable applicants will be great teachers, who build trust-filled, quality relationships with students, parents and staff. They will ideally have the skills to be able to support and encourage the students to achieve the aims outlined in the Western Australian curriculum, and the Highgate Primary School vision.

Suitable applicants will ideally have outstanding curriculum knowledge, high emotional intelligence, be a high-quality teacher, have a great sense of joy, humour and fun, be loyal, hard-working and willing to “go the extra mile”.

Highgate PS has a brilliant school culture – one that we have worked hard to achieve. Staff are united, hard-working and willing to try new things. We collaborate, we make decisions using a consensus model, and we all want our new teachers to trust us, and to enjoy working in our school. We are a strong and healthy school community, and we work tirelessly together to continuously improve our school for our students. 

Highgate PS is a great place to work. The staff are committed, hard-working and willing to go above and beyond for each other and for the students. We all share ownership, accountability and responsibility to the school community and the progress of our students. We all work hard on being a healthy school with a great internal culture.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate your competency against the following domains (that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers):

  • Professional knowledge;
  • Professional practice; and
  • Professional engagement.

Applications will be assessed against these domains. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply. 

Further information about Highgate Primary School can be found by visiting or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here

Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition for Teachers - Prior Service and Qualifications

For further job related information:

Please contact Stephen Ivey, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9328 4201 or emailing

During the school holiday period, please contact Stephen Ivey on mobile 0429 018 680.

Application Instructions

All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

You are required to attach a personal resume and covering letter outlining your skills and experiences in relation to the position. It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

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If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.


Employees will be required to:

  • Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
  • Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
  • Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
  • Be eligible for, or registered with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB). Information regarding eligibility may be obtained by contacting TRB on (08) 9230 0600 or for Country callers 1300 652 911 or

TRAININGEmployees will be required to:

  • Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement; and
  • Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 20 October 2017



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 0.2-1.0
LOCATION: Highgate
CLOSING DATE: 2017-10-20 4:30 PM