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

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH718596

This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2022

Darkan Primary School (PS) are seeking an enthusiastic, organised and collaborative teacher to join our team. Our motto ‘Everyone is a learner every day’ is our expectation of staff and students within our school community.

The successful applicant will ideally have an understanding in the assess-plan-teach model and experience in using Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI). At Darkan PS we have a whole school instructional model, we use the Teach fits, Ask questions, Pair share, Pick a non - Volunteer, Listen, Effective feedback (TAPPLE) engagement norms, have non-negotiable Literacy and Numeracy Blocks, use synthetic phonics program Letters and Sounds and engage with data-regularly to inform planning. Strength or familiarity with Talk 4 Writing or The Writing Revolution and the Information Computer Technology (ICT) capabilities is desirable.

The successful applicant will ideally be a motivated and reflective teacher who seeks out new opportunities and are focused on their own professional growth. We have an Instructional Coach who will provide valuable feedback on your pedagogy and there is the expectation that we all continually refine and work on our curriculum delivery for greater impact on student learning. You will need a high level interpersonal skills and work within a driven team that holds all members to account.

Darkan PS has proudly been providing high quality education to the children of our community since 1908. We are proud to be recognised as an Independent Public School in 2014, offering a comprehensive and personalised education to your children now and into the future. Leadership opportunities are inherent due to the size of our school, everyone is a leader. We are very proud of what we have built in our school, our consistent and connected practice, our collegiality, professionalism, collaborative skills and dedication to wanting every child to achieve and progress in their learning every day.

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 Darkan Primary School can be found by visiting or Schools Online

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Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition of Experience and Qualifications

For further job related information

You are encouraged to contact Melanie Capper, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in [location], by telephoning (08) 9863 4068 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 two (2) 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 Friday, 3 December 2021



WORK TYPE:  Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
CLOSING DATE: 2021-12-03 4:30 PM