Independent Public School - Pilbara Education Region
Newman Senior High School
Teacher - Secondary Generalist
Pool Ref IPS/TCH730330
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)


Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH730330

Appointment Pool

We are seeking to establish a pool for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2022 school year, up until the end of Term 1, 2023. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2022 school year and up until the end of Term 1, 2023.

Professional Benefits

Working for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:

  • attractive Country Teaching Program Allowance of $10, 210 a year
  • locality allowance of $3,469 a year
  • 10 percent employer contributions to superannuation
  • 12 weeks’ vacation leave (school holidays)
  • more than 20 days of other leave, including sick leave and carers’ leave
  • subsidised accommodation where applicable
  • free relocation
  • return flights to Perth or other regional centre (once per year)

For additional information about all allowances and housing please contact Housing and Transport at or on (08) 9264 5154.

About the role

We currently have positions available in English, Humanities and Social Sciences and Health and Physical Education subject areas.

Suitable applicants will ideally be highly effective in engaging and motivating students and creating an effective learning environment. You will need to be committed to our vision and the school’s strategic plan, which includes a whole school instructional model. The School has a robust performance and development culture based on our Professional Learning Communities.

Suitable applicants should be student and relationship focused, innovative and motivated, with the ability to work collaboratively in team environments. You will use your professional knowledge, understandings and experience to develop and implement an engaging and relevant secondary school subject related curriculum. Ideally, as an expert practitioner you will have a commitment to excellence in teaching and engage in regular self-reflection. Another key attribute is the ability to create environments conducive to learning and provide educational opportunities that are purposeful and relevant, catering for different student learning needs.

Our school

Newman Senior High School is the Iron Heart of Education in the mining town of Newman in the Pilbara. Our vision and moral purpose is to educate and inspire students to become productive citizens and lifelong learners.

We are proud to be an Independent Public School, with a strong School Board supporting the school vision and business plan. A number of partnerships and programs support and enrich the learning experiences for students. These include an innovative and engaging School Based Traineeship program in collaboration with BHP, local businesses and employers.

We are an AVID school. This means in classrooms and lessons every day, each child practices the AVID Student Success skills which empower them to take ownership of their learning and proactively make their contribution to our community. AVID Student Success skills are specific skills that enable students to be prepared, organised and resilient.

Our dedicated and enthusiastic staff are determined to make a positive difference to our students. Our school improvement journey includes working with the Fogarty EDvance program to develop a robust positive school culture where students make progress

The location and community

Newman has quality recreation facilities including a swimming pool and two gyms. A number of sports are played for children and adults, book clubs and craft groups meet regularly. The town is near the stunning Karijini National Park. There are a number of waterholes and camping sites nearby.

For more information about Newman visit the Newman Visitors Centre website

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. If you would like to transition to teaching in English, Health and Social Sciences, the school can support your involvement in the Leap program.

We will also consider an internal secondment opportunity for permanent teachers in other locations within the Department of Education who would like to work at our school for up to three years, and retain their substantive position.  If this interests you, please gain the approval of your principal before applying.

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 Newman Senior High School can be found by visiting the school website 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 Carolyn Cook, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Newman, by telephoning or texting  0427 061 657  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 two (2) 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 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 18 January 2022



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE:  0.1-1.0
CLOSING DATE: 2022-01-18 4:30 PM