New this week

Teacher Music - Penrith High School

NSW Department of EducationSydney


 Sydney Region   

Advertisement Number A900100722

Number of Positions

Total Remuneration Package: Remuneration package valued at up to $127,157.00. Base salary ranges from $72,263.00 to $114,720.00, plus leave loading and employer's contribution to superannuation. Base salary rates above the minimum are available depending on experience.
School Name Penrith High School
Principal Network Penrith
Staffing Area Penrith
 FTE 1.000

Contact Name Anthony Vassallo
Contact Phone number 0247210529

Closing Date


Job Category



 Teaching Service 
Position Information 

This fulltime position is for a Music Teacher who will teach 7-12 Music including Music 1, Music 2 and Extension at a HSC level. The successful applicant will also contribute as a member of the CAPA faculty to the wide co-curricular and enrichment opportunities offered to students at the school including band, choir, ensembles, school musical and other showcases produced annually. 

Penrith Selective High School is a academically selective high school located on Dharug land. We have a coeducational enrolment of 935 students, including 88% of students from a non-English speaking background (English, Tamil, Hindi, Bengali and Mandarin are our main language groups) and we have four Aboriginal students enrolled. The school has a strong commitment to differentiated teaching and learning to meet the needs of highly gifted learners in addition to supporting students and their wellbeing across all domains of giftedness.

Our school's staffing entitlement in 2021 was 63.2 FTE teaching staff and 11.32 FTE nonteaching staff. The school also employs an additional Deputy Principal, Business Manager and Technology Support Officer from school funds. Our executive staff is stable with the majority being in their role for more than three years. 30% of our staff are in their early career as teachers. There is a 10% turnover of staff each year through promotion, retirement and transfer to other schools.

Our highly skilled and dedicated teachers focus on quality teaching and learning with an emphasis and understanding of strategies that meet the needs of gifted and talented students, including those who are twice exceptional (2e). We develop students who are innovative thinkers, confident and self-motivated learners who possess strong ethical values. The school enjoys the support of its culturally and linguistically diverse community and we have also fostered strong partnerships with Australian and overseas universities, cultural institutions, businesses and community groups and have established in-house enterprise learning. A strong focus on wellbeing of all students is supported in an atmosphere which provides over 100 Talent Development Opportunities, including co-curricular learning experiences, strong enrichment opportunities and programs for students with interests and passions in sport, creative and performing arts, leadership and school & community service. We offer extensive student leadership opportunities that contribute to a positive school ethos and a philosophy of social justice. The school values the positive contribution that parents and alumni play in the school's culture.​

Specific Selection Criteria 
  1. Approval to teach Music 7-12. Approval and/or williness to teach Extension Music, 1 and 2.
  2. Demonstrated capacity to develop and implement programs and assessments that meet the learning needs of high potential and gifted students.
  3. ​Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively within a diverse CAPA faculty.​
  4. Demonstrated ability to contribute, refine and promote a vast co-curricular ensembles program (including instrumental bands, choral groups and choirs), tutoring program and showcases.​

An unconditional full approval to teach is a requirement. If you do not hold a full approval to teach with the NSW Department of Education, you are required to commence the application process at the same time as you apply for this teaching opportunity.

Special Notes 

Applicants are to include details of their WWCC clearance number as part of this application.
To ensure that your application complies with the guideline page limits your attachments must be in PDF format.
New merit selection application guidelines for classroom teachers, executives and principals have been introduced to provide greater clarity to applicants and selection panels. The guidelines are in effect on positions advertised from Wednesday 10th June 2020. The guidelines are located at:

Please note that you are wholly responsible for fact checking in respect of the information provided by schools. Please also check for the latest visa and work permit requirements that may apply. Tes is not responsible for the content of advertisements or the policies adopted by advertising schools. Tes asks that all schools follow Tes' Fair Recruitment Policy.

NSW Department of Education


Learn moreabout this school