Dongara District High School (DHS) Vacancies, june 2023

Dongara District High School
Dongara District High School

Dongara District High School (DHS) Vacancies; Dongara District High School is a proud Independent Public School in the Mid-West Education Region.

We provide a very high standard of academic programs delivered by skilful and motivated staff.  We also offer our students the opportunity to participate in extension programs using on line learning through SIDE for years 11-12 and PEAC in Geraldton for years 4-6.

All of these programs are on invitation and based on testing outcomes. Year 6 students are provided with a comprehensive transition program in readiness for entering secondary school.

We have a partnership with tertiary institutions through the ASPIRE program which supports our academic year 9 and 11 students to identify university pathways. Programs with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) focus are features of our curriculum initiatives.

We have partnerships with local industry, the petroleum industry and the CSIRO. We operate a comprehensive on site Vocational Education Program for years 9-12.

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Dongara District High School
Dongara District High School

Job description

Dongara District High School (DHS) is looking for a dedicated Deputy Principal – Primary Learning Environment to join their administration team.

The Deputy Principal works collaboratively alongside the Principal and an innovative Executive Leadership Team. The successful applicant will provide high level instructional leadership for K-12 with focus on years 3 – 6. The successful applicant will be leading and supporting staff, students and families of K-12 Students at Educational Risk (SAER).

The Deputy Principal, alongside the leadership team, drives the school’s priorities and direction, and builds and maintains positive relationships with staff, students and families. The successful applicant should ideally have skills to lead teams of staff with a focus on high impact teaching strategies for improved student learning and progress as well as data-driven and evidence-based practice.

A deep knowledge of the Western Australian Curriculum and best practice in teaching will allow the Deputy Principal to lead school improvement alongside teams of experienced educators to ensure students make year-on-year progress.

The successful applicant should ideally be well-versed in knowing how children learn best, including those who may require extra support as well as academic extension. Knowledge and experience in leading student services is advantageous to assist in the management of processes and resourcing to cater for the needs of all students.

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.

Knowledge and experience required

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 process

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 Dongara District High School can be found by visiting or Schools Online

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here

You are encouraged to contact Janine Calver, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Dongara, by telephoning (08) 9927 0100 or emailing

During the school holiday period, please contact Janine Calver on 0407447247.

Your application should include

  • A three (3) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements in context of the role and business needs of the branch
  • A CV of up to two (2) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably 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.

Eligibility and training requirements

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.
  • Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
  • Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement.
  • Complete the Department’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness online course within 3 months of commencement.
  • Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.
  • 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 Friday, 7 July 2023.


 – applicant resource – how to write a cv and covering letter nov18.pdf
– information – applying for advertised positions in schools aug22.pdf
– published jdf – generic – deputy principal primary district high – schools – admin 3 – aug 2017.pdf