Becoming a Primary School Teacher
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Becoming a Primary School Teacher

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Teaches and coordinates a range of subjects within a prescribed curriculum to primary school students. Registration or licensing is required.
Training time - No data available -
Average pay $61,744
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 43,300

What does a Primary School Teacher do?

  • teaching literacy, numeracy, social science, creative expression and physical education skills to primary school students
  • presenting prescribed curriculum using a range of teaching techniques and materials
  • developing students' interests, abilities and coordination by way of creative activities
  • guiding discussions and supervising work in class
  • preparing, administering and marking tests, projects and assignments to evaluate students' progress and recording the results
  • discussing individual progress and problems with students and parents, and seeking advice from Student Counsellors and senior teachers
  • maintaining discipline in classrooms and other school areas
  • participating in staff meetings, educational conferences and workshops
  • liaising with parent, community and business groups
  • maintaining class and scholastic records
  • performing extra-curricular tasks such as assisting with sport, school concerts, excursions and special interest programs

Specialisations

  • Primary School Teacher-Librarian

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