Department of Education
Independent Public School - North Metropolitan Education Region
Poynter Primary School
Teacher - Physical Education
Teacher, $69,137 - $104,049 per annum (SEA GA 2017)


Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH544589

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2019

Poynter Primary School (PS) is seeking an experienced Primary Physical Education and Health teacher to run successful and innovative programs at Poynter PS.

With proven ability, the successful applicant will co-ordinate and develop an innovative Physical Education and Health program across Year 1 to Year 6. As an active team member, the successful applicant will need to have a strong and successful background in organising school and sporting cluster events, strong communication and interpersonal skill in order to liaise with other specialists. The successful applicant needs to have a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with parents, external agencies, service providers and students.

Poynter PS is located in the suburb of Duncraig and it opened in October 1980. The school's unique location, only 15 kilometres from the CBD, affords easy access to beaches and quality leisure and sporting facilities. Poynter Primary School has a proud academic tradition of providing quality educational learning opportunities across all learning areas. Enrolments are consistently around 530 students and national testing results support the school's reputation for strong academic achievement.

Our Mission at Poynter Primary School is to provide high quality learning opportunities for students to fulfil their academic, creative, social and physical potential. We do this through engaging students in rich, diverse and challenging curricula, empowering them to become active global citizens. Our core values are: Resilience, Confidence, Organisation, Respect, Persistence and Compassion. Our school offers a wide range of quality educational opportunities that foster the, academic, creative, cultural and sporting development of students. We strongly encourage students to be very busy and very engaged in our school. Central to the curriculum is the philosophy of creating life-long learners who use their potential and talents to become active global citizens. A highly successful curricular and extra-curricular program is offered to students.

The school has established an outstanding reputation for excellence based on our achievements in academic, sporting, and creative programs, making enrolment a highly sought after option for families in the community and beyond. We have great facilities that foster excellence in primary education. We have actively worked with our parent community to improve physical areas of the school, so that all areas are working spaces. A great deal of effort has gone into creating attractive, well maintained grounds with many green areas of sensory plants and fruit trees, vegetable gardens, paved courtyards and landscaped playing fields

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position. 

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 Poynter 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 Keyla Jeffers Principal by telephoning (08) 9448 4036 or emailing

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 current 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


Employees 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, 10 August 2018



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Duncraig
CLOSING DATE: 2018-08-10 4:30 PM