Transfer EOI, Primary Teacher - Nirimba State Primary School

$66,556 - $100,186 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Sunshine Coast QLD, Australia
  • 05 May, 2022

Job Description

EOI - Open only to existing permanent teachers with the Department of Education via the teacher transfer process. Nirimba State Primary School is looking for exceptional teachers that are aligned to our vision and values to join our incredible staff at Nirimba State Primary School. If you are interested in being part of an innovative, creative and energetic team that will be continuing to work to create an exceptional, state of the art primary school, then please apply as per the instructions below.

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time,Part-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Teacher
Workplace Location Sunshine Coast
Job ad reference QLD/NCR414826/22
Closing date 29-May-2022
Yearly salary $66556 - $100186
Job duration commencing 2023
Contact person Steven Moore
Contact details (07) 5413 7777 or via email


To be eligible to apply you must be a permanent teacher with the Department of Education and have a current application for transfer in the 2022-2023 teacher transfer process which includes a comment on screen 15 of your application indicating your interest in Nirimba State Primary School. Applicants that do not meet this requirement will be automatically excluded.

Refer to Teacher Transfer Guidelines (PDF) to determine eligibility. As a courtesy, teachers should advise their current principal of their application.

The Opportunity:

Nirimba State Primary School is located in the suburb of Nirimba which is part of the Caloundra electorate located at the southern end of the Sunshine Coast. The school provides a high-quality educational service to students and families of Nirimba and surrounding suburbs.

The community is rapidly growing and offers an authentic lifestyle that takes cues from the stunning environment of the Sunshine Coast. Just beyond your doorstep, you have one of Australia's best lifestyle locations, coupled with world-class education facilities, cafes, restaurants, shopping and entertainment.

An exciting opportunity is now available to join the current foundation staff members of this new state primary school that opened its doors for the first time in 2022. Nirimba State Primary School is located at 100 Park Avenue, Nirimba. The school currently has approximately 160 students and caters for students in Prep to Year 6.

About our school:

  • Our school motto is: Embracing Opportunities of Today. Inspiring Futures of Tomorrow.
  • Our school supports students to explore their talents through engaging in diverse learning experiences, fostering a love of learning and curiosity.
  • We partner with local sporting and artistic individuals and businesses to provide a range of extra-curricular activities for our students. 
  • A distinct, inclusive learning and teaching culture that promotes a strong and successful learning environment. Students with additional learning needs are catered for in the classroom instead of using a withdrawal model.
  • Our curriculum organisation is strongly aligned to the C2C resources with very limited commercial programs in use.
  • We are a Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) School.
  • Parents and carers are important partners in our school and we communicate and work closely with them to leverage the best possible outcomes for our students.
  • The school is located within the heart of the growing new community, to the south of Baringa State Primary School (opened 2018) and Baringa State Secondary College (opened 2021).  This provides scope for the development of a collaborative and powerful learning community of new schools, facilitating professional collaboration and curriculum implementation across the schools.

Areas of expertise that will be an advantage including a combination of the following:

  • ICT Integration: Nirimba State Primary School uses an Apple Platform for teaching and learning in the classroom. Integration of ICT into the classroom and experience in 1-to-1 iPad programs is highly beneficial.
  • STEAM: Students are taught all five strands of the arts – three by a specialist teacher. Experience with STEAM or Arts integration is desirable.
  • Sustainability: There is an established sustainability precinct in the school that is used to engage students in agriculture and science.
  • Sport: Do you have a particular strength in sport? This is also a major focus for our school as we continue to establish sporting hubs as part of a broader community network.

How to apply:

  • Complete a transfer application via MyHR Recruitment
  • A brief resume (maximum 3 pages) including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • Submit a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role - specifically:
    • Based on the information and the main focus areas of the school as stated in this EOI, how will you contribute to the school's long-term strategic direction?
    • How do you implement the Australian Curriculum in your classroom?  What approach do you take?

Workers in education settings, including schools, early childhood and care services (such as kindergartens and childcare centres) or Outside School Hours Care, are required to have received the prescribed number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

To ensure the Department of Education is complying with this requirement successful applicants will be required to supply supporting evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination for employment to any roles in the designated categories. Please visit the Department of Education COVID-19 website for further information. Department of Health information page for further information about obtaining your COVID-19 vaccination certificate.