Employment

Working at Dara School

Dara School seeks to employ teachers who are committed to implementing the pedagogy and best practice in Gifted Education.  For prospective Dara School employees, it would be an advantage to have already undertaken formal qualifications in Gifted Education or to be willing to undertake postgraduate studies in this area.

Positions Vacant

Primary Teacher

Contract Full Time – DECD Award (awaiting EB approval)

Due to student growth, there is an opportunity to join our teaching community. Dara’s setting is unique, housed in a heritage-listed manor. Our individualised approach to teaching and learning seeks to equip our gifted students with the skills, knowledge and understandings to maximise their potential. To facilitate such an approach, our class sizes are small, our pedagogical practices are dynamic and relevant to our students’ learning profiles, and our teaching team is collaborative and highly knowledge able in the area of Gifted Education.

Dara School is the only school in Australia specialising in the education of Gifted students. Every day is different and presents the opportunity to genuinely support the personal growth and wellbeing of our students and, in doing so, make a difference to the students and families which comprise the heart of the Dara community.

The role of the Primary Teacher is to contribute to our progressive culture in creating an outstanding learning environment, with an emphasis on innovative teaching and learning approaches. An understanding of Gifted Education practices is required, as well as a comprehensive understanding of curriculum differentiation and excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate with colleagues.

Our children are brilliant. If you are a brilliant teacher and would like to work in a setting that provides high quality teaching and learning in an individualised manner, please submit an application. If you would like to know more about Dara School or the role, please reach out to principal@daraschool.sa.edu.au  or call on 08 8317 6020.

Application process:

  1. Write a covering letter no longer than one page telling us what you think you could bring to our community using examples from your life.
  2. Submit a recent Curriculum Vitae including the names and contact details of 2 referees.

Applications which do not meet the above requirements will not be considered.

Applications close at 5:00pm on 1 June 2021. Applications must be marked CONFIDENTIAL and emailed to principal@daraschool.sa.edu.au.

It is expected that those shortlisted for an interview will need to be available in the week of 7 June 2021.

JP Primary Teacher May 2021

Community Communications Officer

Permanent Part Time 0.6 – $63,000 FTE

Dara School is the only school in Australia specialising in the education of Gifted students. Due to increasing enrolments, there is an opportunity to support the growth of our school. The role of Community Communications Officer is to contribute to our progressive culture through multiple levels of both internal and external communications.

As this is a brand-new role in an emerging specialist school, our Community Communications Officer will need an entrepreneurial spirit and a creative approach to create and execute a framework for communication with all our stakeholders, including parents, professional bodies and government.

Our children are brilliant. If you are passionate about an education which supports the whole student, please submit an application. If you want to have a chat about the school or the role, please reach out to lynda@daraschool.sa.edu.au or call 08 8317 6020.

Application process:

  1. Write a covering letter no longer than one page telling us what you think you could bring to our community using examples from your life.
  2. Submit a recent Curriculum Vitae including the names and contact details of 2 referees.

Applications which do not meet the above requirements will not be considered.

Applications close at 5:00pm on 10 June 2021. Applications must be marked CONFIDENTIAL and emailed to principal@daraschool.sa.edu.au.

It is expected that those shortlisted for an interview will need to be available in the week of 14 June 2021.

JP Communications Officer v2