Department of Education
South Metropolitan Education Region
Curtin Primary School
Teacher - K-6
Pool Ref SS/TCH646621
Teacher, $71,137 - $106,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

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Appointment Pool

Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH646621

Curtin Primary School (PS) are seeking to establish a pool of K-6 Teachers for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2021 school year. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2021 school year.

Curtin PS is a very family orientated school and we are often referred to as being like “a country school in the heart of the city”.  As a small school, everyone knows everyone, and all are made to feel welcomed. We encourage students of all ages to work and play together, and offer them many opportunities to do so throughout the day.  We feel privileged to have such beautiful grounds and to be surrounded by natural bushlands. We teach our children to value nature and have a strong belief in protecting our environment for future generations.

We are currently developing a new Vision and Strategic Plan that is very much focused on developing a sense of ‘place’. We intend to do this by implementing teaching and learning practices which; integrate the curriculum, connect learning to real life experiences, use flexible learning environments, and cater for a diverse range of students.

In building a sense of ‘place’ suitable applicants will be expected to develop strong working relationships with the entire school community, recognise and celebrate our cultural diversity, help our community to appreciate and respect our physical environment, and care for the social and emotional wellbeing of all. Suitable applicants will be expected to promote our school vision in everything they do.

In addition, suitable applicants should be committed to supporting whole school practices in Literacy and Numeracy. Over recent years Curtin PS has established consistent whole school approaches in Literacy based around Deslea Khoza’s ‘Big Six’, and an explicit teaching framework. Our Numeracy practices follow a similar framework and strongly rely on resources of Dr Paul Swan. As a Positive Behaviour Strategies (PBS) school you will need to have a strong belief in the principles of PBS and the flexibility to adapt if presented with challenging behaviours. An interest in Sustainability and the integration of technology across the curriculum would be welcomed.

Suitable applicants will ideally have a growth mindset and a willingness to work collaboratively with both teachers and school leaders. They will need to support school improvement through participation in Teaching Sprints (Professional Learning Communities), and by contributing to school committees. Flexibility and the ability to change and adapt, is essential when working in a small school. 

The Early Childhood Education staff at Curtin PS will ideally have a commitment to improvement through the National Quality Standards Framework (NQSF), and a good working knowledge of how to explicitly teach the Early Years Curriculum, through themes/topics and play.  An interest in nature-based play and sustainability would be welcomed.

Vacancies may arise during the life of this pool that require specialist qualifications (for example vacancies within Early Childhood Education). Only applicants, in the pool, possessing the required qualifications will be considered for appointment in these circumstances.

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.

Applicants currently completing the Department of Education Leap program (formerly known as the Switch program) can apply for vacancies using their current or Leap qualification – even if they have not completed the program at the time of applying. Applicants may be appointed to a vacancy based on the qualification being completed via the Leap program.

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 Curtin Primary School can be found by visiting or Schools Online.

Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service.

For further job related information

Please contact Jennifer Broz, Principal by telephoning (08) 9313 1051 or emailing

During the vacation period please contact Jennifer Broz, Principal, on 0407011319.

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.

Your application should include:

  • A statement addressing the domains that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager)

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.

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;
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
  • 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, 2 October 2020




WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 0.1-1.0
CLOSING DATE: 2020-10-02 4:30 PM