Employment Opportunity

St Simon Peter has 2 employment opportunities available:

  1. Year 5 Teacher (Part-Time (0.2 FTE), Temporary)
  2. Occupational Therapist (0.2-0.4 FTE, immediate start) - Expression of Interest Application

Year 5 Teacher (Part-Time (0.2 FTE), Temporary

Start Date: 28/04/2020

End Date: 31/12/2020

St Simon Peter Catholic Primary School is a learning organisation catering for children in our ELC, Kindergarten through to Year 6.  The school currently accommodates over 750 students, with a dedicated team of teachers, teaching assistants and administrators.  The position is a classroom teacher role in Year 5 on a Thursday.

This is a temporary position for 12 months, in the first instance.  There is a strong possibility of the position being 2 days a week in Semester 2. 

Selection Criteria:

  • Must be fully supportive of the objectives and ethos of Catholic education and faith.
  • Be a learner with an understanding or experience with using Hattie's Visible Learning strategies.
  • Be an enthusiastic educator with the ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively as part of a learning team.
  • Have a sound understanding of current educational theories and practices.
  • Provide dynamic and differentiated learning to ensure all students succeed.
  • Be an organised staff member who shows initiative, flexibility and display a positive outlook towards a culture of sharing and responsibility.
  • Be competent with the use of ICT including the integration of iPads into the teaching and learning program.

Qualifications required:

  • Minimum four year primary teaching qualification
  • Have Accreditation to Teach Religious Education or working towards

For more information please visit: www.ssp.wa.edu.au or if you have any questions regarding this role please email the Principal, Mr Shane Baker, at admin@ssp.edu.au 

In applying for this position you will be providing personal information to the School. This information will be used in order to assess your application for employment.

Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, addressed to the Principal, including the names and contact numbers of three referees.  Applicants must also submit with their application the Employment Application Form which can be accessed via the link:

Applicants must have a current registration as a teacher with the Teacher Registration Board of WA (TRBWA) to be eligible for appointment.  Information is available from the TRBWA website.

Catholic Education Western Australia encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, people of all ages and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.  To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia.

Applicants must be fully supportive of the objectives and ethos of Catholic education.

On appointment successful applicants will require a Working with Children Check.  Application forms are available at certain Australia Post Outlets throughout the State.  A list of participating Australia Post outlets can be found on the Australia Post website.  An application for a WWC must be made in person.

Applications close: 30 March 2020

Occupational Therapist – 1-2 days a week – immediate start

Our Health Services require an OT to replace our current one who has resigned.  The OT role works with a simple business model whereby HS providers can run their business as small or as large as they wish whilst accessing our school community, our resources and enrolled students from age 2 through to 12 years of age.  A rental fee which equates to 10% of monthly takings is the income derived for the school.  There is a dedicated room for OT sessions to operate in with phone and IT services available.  Outside the school clients can be booked in, if time allows.

Some experience of working in or with schools in Western Australia would be desirable.  A WWC and Police Clearance are required.

Our HS program provides:

  • improved outcomes for students which impacts directly on our success in moving students from on or below the NAPLAN Year 3 benchmark up to the middle band which we have achieved in just 3 years. This program is about early intervention for students identified through the screening process offered by HS and supporting these students in their learning.
  • goodwill for our school community. HS were not set up to make money or profit from participation by our school based families.  HS were always meant to be a service orientated entity at SSP.
  • an enrolment attraction for new families to come to SSP.
  • easy access to important services by parents and if space open to the wider community.
  • opportunities for the promotion of our school for the greater good in the wider community.
  • opportunities for other providers to join the team.
  • unlimited opportunities for growth and expansion.
  • opportunities for us to gain a competitive edge.


Health Services (HS) were established at SSP in 2014 as result of a research paper written by the Principal and presented to the School Board and CEWA.  After 18 months of investigation and meetings with the various stakeholders here at SSP interviews were conducted and business plans presented.  HS came into full operation in 2015 with each provider signing off on an Agreement to provide health services to SSP.   This is a simple model whereby HS providers can run their business as small or as large as they wish whilst accessing our school community as their clients.  A rental fee which equates to 10% of monthly takings is the income derived for the school.  Currently a school based Allied Health Professional coordinates the program and this position has grown from one day a week to three days a week because of the concept being understood and utilised by the SSP school community.

HS are now a very important and unique part of our school operation.  This HS model is not found in any other Catholic school in WA.  HS are members of the Health & Well-being Cluster here at SSP which also includes our Social Worker and Counselling services, our School Nurse and our CEWA based educational psychologist.  HS providers meet once a term with the School Principal.


St Simon Peter Catholic Primary School is a triple-stream, Catholic co-educational school catering for students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year Six.  At St Simon Peter we strive to allow for each and every individual to reach their full potential based on our motto of 'Love One Another'.  The school operates a Special Education Centre with a dedicated team of specialist teachers and trained assistants.  The Centre is available to families in the region for children with special needs and in particular, children with a high level of need.  The school has a Gifted and Talented Program for academically able children, an extensive music tuition program and a strong interest in the performing arts.  Intervention programs have a strong emphasis in the school.  There are two support teachers, a network of Education Assistants working in the classrooms and a Reading Recovery program (2 trained teachers working with children in Year 1/2) who are experiencing difficulty in the literacy area.  An Ignite Program is in its third year. This operates one day per week for a small number of children who have become disengaged with school. Pastoral Care is also a strong feature of the school with small-group work carried out by school counsellors in self-esteem, anxiety, social skills and other programs available.

An Early Learning Centre operates with a focus on early intervention and provides Long Day care for 2 and 3 year olds and a 3 year kindy program operating five days a week with a trained teacher.  The school offers Before and After School Day Care, as well as Vacation Care for school age students that operates in the school grounds all year round.  Health Services operate out of the ELC with part time Occupational Therapist, Speech Pathologist, Literacy/Dyslexia Tutor and Physiotherapist, School Nurse and Social Worker.  The school currently has a Strategic Plan (2020-2021) that operates under CEWA strategic directions which are Catholic Identity, Education, Community and Stewardship.

Total enrolments

  • Girls 353
  • Boys 325
  • Full-time equivalent enrolments 678 


  • 6 March Expressions of Interest with a 1 page letter outlining your details and why you are interested in this role.
  • 20 March - EoI close.
  • 23 March – shortlisting and interviews conducted.  Purpose of the interview would be to present your Business Plan to the interview panel.
  • 28 April - Start work beginning of Term 2.

Inquiries can be directed to the Principal by phone 9301 6888 or email admin@ssp.wa.edu.au