$145,125 - $156,128 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Greenfields WA 6210, Australia
  • 09 Apr, 2021

Job Description

Department of Education
Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Riverside Primary School
Level 5, $145,125 - $156,128 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: PR677204

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 3, 2021

Riverside Primary School (PS) is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Principal with strong leadership skills to promote the school’s vision and goals.

The successful applicant will have excellent interpersonal skills and will foster a safe, purposeful and inclusive learning environment. The Principal must have the capacity to develop constructive and respectful relationships with staff, students, parents and other stakeholders. The successful applicant will establish and maintain the school culture that promotes positive relationships.

The successful applicant will lead, manage and monitor the school improvement process through a current and critical understanding of the learning process and its implications for enhancing high quality teaching and learning within the school’s context. The Principal is responsible for optimising the school’s financial, physical and human resources through sound management practices and organisational systems and processes and which contribute to the implementation of the school’s vision and goals.

Riverside PS is a Level 5 school with approximately 480 students enrolled from Kindergarten to Year 6. Riverside PS draws from a wide catchment area. Families of Riverside PS are from diverse social and economic backgrounds and this makes the school unique in that it is catering for a diverse spectrum of society. The school also experiences a high rate of transiency. Both of these factors create their own set of challenges to work through at the school level.

Riverside PS is committed to providing students with a holistic education that enables them to reach their potential academically, physically, socially and emotionally. It recognises the roles that students, staff and the whole community take on when providing opportunities for students to be empowered to embrace the future.

The Principal supports the Department’s objectives for the public education and training of students in Western Australia. The role of the Principal is to lead and manage the planning, delivery, evaluation and improvement of the education of all students in a community through the deployment of resources provided by the Department of Education and the school community.

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 three leadership requirements and five professional practices particular to the role of a principal identified by the Australian Professional Standard for Principals:

  • Effective leadership in teaching and learning
  • Developing self and others
  • Leading improvement, innovation and change
  • Leading the management of the school
  • Engaging and working with the community

Applications will be assessed against the selection criteria identified in the Job Description Form (JDF) for the position. The business needs and context 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 this position can be found in the attached JDF.

For additional information about Riverside Primary School please visit or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here

For Further Job Related Information
Please contact Ken Perris, Director of Education, by phoning (08) 9336 9539 or emailing

(Please do not email applications to this email address)

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 statement addressing the selection criteria in context of the role and business needs of the branch;
  • A CV 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 8317.

Further information on how to apply is available via the attachments below.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.

All appointees to Principal positions longer than 6 months in duration who have not completed 6 months or more in a WA public school principal role prior to January 2015 will be required to satisfactorily complete all Principal Eligibility Modules. The Principal Eligibility Modules which are completed online must be completed within 6 months of commencement in a principal role.

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, 22 April 2021.




  • Applicant Resource - How to Write a CV and Covering Letter.pdf
  • Applicant Resource - Information for Applicants.pdf
  • Endorsed JDF - Generic - Principal Primary School - Metropolitan - Admin 5 - Aug 2017.pdf

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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Greenfields
CLOSING DATE: 2021-04-22 4:30 PM