Job Title : Teacher - Health And Physical Education


Ardross, WA

Posted 11/21/2020

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH655340

Please note that as of Thursday, 12 November at 9am there has been an update to the job advertisement, with regards to the position description.

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2021

Applecross Senior High School (SHS) currently has an exciting opportunity for a passionate and energetic individual to join their team as Teacher of Health and Physical Education. We are seeking to attract a highly skilled teacher to deliver across the areas listed below:

  • High level coaching experience in Tennis to support our Specialist Tennis Program (highly desirable).
  • Experience and skills in teaching both 11 and 12 ATAR Physical Education Studies/Health Studies; and 
  • Ability to teach Certificate II in Sport and Recreation possessing a current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

The successful applicant will self-reflect and assess the effectiveness of their teaching practice, promote an environment of active and positive learning, and provide educational opportunities and activities which enable students to achieve their highest potential. You will have the capacity to deliver highly engaging programs that are relevant to our students' needs. With effective interpersonal skills, you will work closely with students, teachers and the community to achieve the best educational outcomes for students.

Applecross SHS has a strong commitment to improving teaching and learning. Therefore, it is important that applicants exhibit a capacity to engage purposefully in this area. The successful applicant should be able to substantiate a strong commitment to the development of their own pedagogy via avenues such as targeted professional learning, collaboration with colleagues, membership of a professional learning team, use of student feedback surveys and formative assessment. They should be enthusiastic and passionate about the learning programs they facilitate. To empower students, the applicant would be committed to explicit teaching, and would manage their classroom in a consistent and transparent style, to maintain a safe, supported, inclusive classroom environment, which provides for the ‘whole child’.

Our teachers are expected to set high expectations for student achievement, and to engage with a Growth Mindset. They would work with parents to keep them informed, cooperate respectfully with colleagues, and provide students with high quality feedback. We expect our teachers to model the school values of Mutual Respect and Personal Best.

Applecross SHS which is situated approximately 8 kilometres south of the city of Perth, embraces a tradition of excellence and maintains a reputation for high academic, sporting and cultural achievements for secondary students in Years 7 to 12. The school offers programs in Visual Arts (Gifted and Talented) and elite Tennis (Specialist Program) plus Academic Extension programs. The Academic Extension Program provides special classes for students who have been selected on the basis of their performance. Students in the Program are offered a wide range of rich learning experiences and are required to complete more in-depth studies to develop high level skills and competencies to become independent learners.

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 Applecross SHS can be found by visiting Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service and qualifications.

For further job related information:

Please contact Toni Jones, Associate Principal, by telephoning (08) 9314 9393 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 three (3) 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
  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
  • be eligible for, or registered with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB). Information regarding eligibility may be obtained by contacting TRB on (08) 9230 0600 or for Country callers 1300 652 911 or


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.

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

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Monday, 23 November 2020



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