Independent Public School - Southwest Education Region
Dardanup Primary School
Teacher - K-6
Pool Ref IPS/TCH711378
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH648905

Appointment Pool

Dardanup Primary School (PS) is seeking to establish a pool of Teachers K-6 for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2022 school year. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2022 school year.

Suitable applicants will ideally have a strong knowledge of all key elements of the Early Years (Kindergarten to Year 2) and/or Primary (Years 3 to 6) curriculum and pedagogy as well as an ability to inspire students to develop a passion for learning in vibrant, engaging and supportive classrooms. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to build effective working relationships with students, staff and committed to fostering and maintaining positive communication and relationships within the school and wider community.

Dardanup PS promotes a contemporary learning environment that empowers students to learn, grow and thrive. This focus means you will be self-reflective and committed to your own professional growth, using opportunities to gather, analyse and assess system, whole-of-school and classroom-based student achievement data in order make evidence-based decisions about you own teaching practice, as well as the practice of collaborative teams, with a relentless focus on improving outcomes for all students. The utilisation of peer and classroom observations and feedback to support professional development will form an important aspect of this role, as will the capacity to work as an active and effective member of a collaborative team, by sharing experiences and resources, responding to feedback and demonstrating an ongoing commitment to professional development.

Teachers who have additional expertise in key school approaches such as Classroom Management Stategies (CMS); I do, We do; You Do Explicit Teaching Model; Brightpath and iMaths will be highly regarded

We are a small, rural school located 20 km south east of Bunbury in the foothills of Ferguson Valley, and provide educational opportunities for the whole child from Kindergarten to Year Six.

We demonstrate a caring approach to learning, with positive behaviour strategies that create a warm, welcoming and inclusive environment. We use a strong value base of Care, Respect and Responsibility and a Manners Master program to reinforce good manners and respect for the school environment. These values are central to our whole school and community pastoral care.

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 Dardanup 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 of prior service.

For further job related information

You are encouraged to contact Darryl Owen, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Dardanup, by telephoning (08) 9728 1146 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.

Your application should include: 

  • A three (3) page 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 of up to three (3) pages 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; 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 Wednesday, 3 November 2021.



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 0.2-1.0
LOCATION: Dardanup
CLOSING DATE: 2021-11-03 4:30 PM