Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Riverton Primary School
Teacher - Primary
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH716279

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2022

Are you innovative and forward thinking? Can you provide leadership within the Science & Technologies areas of our Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum? Can you spark a love of learning in young minds and work collaboratively across a whole staff?

Riverton Primary School (PS) is seeking to appoint a Teacher with a passion for leading Inquiry-Based learning across Years 1 – 6, applying and integrating the Science and Technologies Curriculum and further developing Sustainability throughout the school.

As a Primary Teacher focusing on the Science and Technologies curriculum, your strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills will be used to promote, develop and lead our programs through an Inquiry Based approach. The successful applicant will ideally be able to display their capacity to lead, communicate proactively and effectively encapsulate Riverton Campus core values.

By engaging your students, you will foster curiosity and inspire a love of science for all students at their individual levels. You will ideally deliver highly engaging programs, work closely with all staff, including the Leadership Team. You should also be eager to share your Information and Communications Technology (ICT) knowledge and skills with your colleagues for the benefit of the entire team.

You will ideally possess positive communication skills to work effectively in a team environment, with a focus on integrating innovative technology into science based programs. Students are to be educated about living in an environmentally conscious society, developing sustainable future practices by using STEM as an approach.

As an Independent Public School, Riverton PS operates on the same site as the Riverton Education Support Centre (ESC), with a unique ‘Campus’ approach. Our student population is extremely varied in background, with over 40 nationalities and languages. We work closely and inclusively with the Riverton ESC, sharing the campus and interchanging staff over the two official schools.

Riverton PS has an established and ongoing commitment to improving learning and teaching; therefore, it is important that applicants show their capacity to self-reflect and assess the effectiveness of their teaching practice, promote an environment of active and positive learning, and provide team based opportunities and activities which enable students to achieve their highest potential.

Riverton PS, an Independent Public School catering for students from Kindergarten to Year 6. We are an inclusive community where students work collaboratively in a rich learning environment to achieve their academic, social and emotional potential. We have a strong focus on English, Mathematics and Science to ensure students are supported and equipped for their future learning and experience. Other learning areas include Music, Japanese, Art, STEM and Physical Education.

Riverton PS motto is 'Achieve Together'. We are located between High Road and Leach Highway in the residential suburb of Riverton and share our site with Riverton Education Support Centre. Collectively, our values of inclusion, collaboration, innovation, positivity and excellence provide many opportunities for students, staff and parents to explore inclusivity across our campus.

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.

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 Riverton 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 Experience and Qualifications

For further job related information:

Please contact Paul Grundy, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9237 2750 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 four (4) 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 four (4) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably 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
  • meet the Department of Education Teacher Qualifications and Registration


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.


Applicants are advised of the recently announced mandatory vaccination policy for various occupations and workforces in WA.  Employees working in, or attending school sites are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the policy.  More information can be found at Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces.

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

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Tuesday, 30 November 2021



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Riverton
CLOSING DATE: 2021-11-30 4:30 PM