Head Of Learning Area - Physical Education


Duncraig, WA

Posted 11/8/2019

Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/SA603862

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2020.

Duncraig Senior High School (SHS) seeking to appoint a dedicated Head of Learning Area – Physical Education to join their friendly team.

We are seeking a dynamic and innovative leader who has outstanding interpersonal, organisational and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to lead change management processes. As the successful applicant, you will establish yourself as a key member of the school’s senior staff team and form positive working relationships within the school and wider school community.

Duncraig SHS is a Triathlon Specialist Academy and the HoLA of Physical Education is responsible for overseeing this. Applicants who have a working knowledge/experience of Year 11 and 12 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) Physical Education studies would be highly desirable. As the Learning Area offers CERT II Sport and Recreation courses in Senior School, an understanding of Vocational Education Training (VET) processes would also be highly desirable.

At Duncraig SHS we present a very collegiate and supportive team of staff committed to the delivery of high-quality teaching and learning programs and outstanding pastoral care who are dedicated to the success of all students. Duncraig SHS is situated in the north-western suburbs on the coastal strip 18km from Perth. We cater for students from Year 7 to Year 12 and are a school of high standards where the care and progress of every child is the first priority. We continue to improve our resources and facilities through the support of our Board, our parent body and the Education Department. Duncraig SHS is part of a thriving community where students have a voice and regularly return to continue their engagement.

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 the following work related requirements:

  • Capacity to provide effective leadership in a diverse range of educational settings;
  • High level of interpersonal and public relations skills that demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to achieve planned outcomes;
  • Professional knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge to ensure a high level of educational outcomes for all students (e.g. Aboriginal students, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds and students with special needs);
  • Capacity to manage staff, physical and financial resources.

Applications will be assessed against the work related requirements of the position. 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.

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 Duncraig Senior High School can be found by visiting www.duncraigshs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online or by viewing their business plan http://www.duncraigshs.wa.edu.au/sites/default/files/DSHS_BP_2021_Draft.pdf

For further job related information:

Please contact Nicole Baker, Associate Principal by telephoning (08) 6241 50000 or emailing nicole.baker@education.wa.edu.au  

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 maximum of three (3) page statement addressing the Work Related, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
  • A CV of up to a maximum of two (2) 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
  • hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia;
  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.


Employees will be required to:

  • complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
  • complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
  • complete the Department’s training in Accountability and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.

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

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Thursday, 21 November 2019.



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