Independent Public School - Southwest Education Region
Newton Moore Senior High School
Teacher - Home Economics
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH719967

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

Our teachers receive a Country Teaching Program (CTP) allowance of up to $5000pa in addition to their usual salary.  Fixed Term employees are eligible for permanency when they have worked continuously at a CTP school for two (2) years.

Newton Moore Senior High School (SHS) is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Technologies (Home Economics) Teacher with a focus on Food Science.

The successful applicant will ideally have excellent organisational skills as they plan and prioritise within their area of responsibility and will ideally be able to establish and maintain strong relationships with staff, students, parents and the broader community. The successful applicant should be able to engage in teams effectively and show the attributes of professionalism. You will ideally be student and relationship focused, enthusiastic, innovative and motivated, with the ability to work collaboratively and flexibly in a team environment.

Ideally, the successful applicant will have experience in the delivery of Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) courses across a range of technology contexts and will be willing to deliver Certificate Courses and Career Education. The ability to teach across the curriculum is highly desirable.

We are seeking applicants who constantly strive to improve standards and are open to professional development opportunities. It is ideal that the successful applicant develops a supportive and positive classroom environment, possesses effective interpersonal skills and is able to work collaboratively in a team environment. You will provide an innovative teaching and learning program which engages and motivates students. 

The successful applicant will ideally have the ability to elicit positive student behaviour using an educative approach. They will have a commitment to inclusive education and a strategic approach in planning for improved student outcomes. The experience or capacity to differentiate the curriculum to meet the needs of students with a range of achievement levels, language backgrounds and disabilities will be highly regarded. 

As a teacher at Newton Moore SHS you will participate as an integral member of the teaching teams and be responsible for supporting the collaborative approach to curriculum planning, delivering learning programs to students according to the needs of the school community and modelling exemplary classroom practice. You will assist in the development and implementation of innovative classroom practices and you will be relationship focused to assist with the pastoral care of students.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to address the context of the school, including our school priorities in their application.

We offer Education Approved Specialist Academic Programs: Science Horizons and Engineering Specialist. Newton Moore SHS is also a Teacher Development School (TDS) for secondary science and a Lead Language School and supports with training and assisting staff across the South West. The school is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) for Certificate II courses in Aquaculture and Workplace Skills.

Newton Moore SHS also provides enrichment through the following programs: Moore Academy of Sport and Health (MASH), Follow the Dream, Clontarf Football Academy, Stars Foundation and CALM Bush Ranger Cadets Program ‘Cadets WA’.

As an Independent Public School (IPS), Newton Moore SHS provides students with a personalised, globally aware educational experience. The school has a strong sense of community and celebrates the strengths of students through a variety of innovative programs.

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 Newton Moore Senior High 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

You are encouraged to contact  Karen Davies, Human Resource Officer, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in South Bunbury, by telephoning (08) 9722 2463 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 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:  Permanent - Full Time
FTE:  1.0
LOCATION: South Bunbury
CLOSING DATE: 2021-12-03 4:30 PM