Example Cover letter
Mr Am Gooding
4 Graduate Road
Ph: 9555 3377
Mobile: 040 212 0099
Monday, 28 April 2008
Ms Prin C Pal
Selection Panel Chairperson
Icanteach Primary School
Dear Ms Pal and Panel Members
RE: Graduate Teacher position: 262321
I wish to apply for the above teaching position offered within your school as
advertised on Recruitment On-line on 23
April, 2008. I am confident that my
educational background and work experience skills will be of value to your school.
As a graduate teacher I have experienced many opportunities to work with a
variety of professional learning teams and have gained valuable insight into the role
of primary school teacher. On each occasion I have worked in schools I have
managed to demonstrate excellent planning, communication and team work skills.
My passion for the education of young learners has enabled me to provide excellent
learning opportunities within each classroom I have been placed. This can be
evidence by the examples in my portfolio and my academic transcript.
I am a dedicated beginning teacher with a great deal of knowledge and skills as
well as a passion and enthusiasm for working with children and teaching in the area
of primary school education. I am self motivated and can work cooperatively in a
team situation or on my own. With a strong focus on developing relationships with
people I have, in every instance, been able to quickly develop a rapport with
students, staff and parents. I have always prided myself on being able to fit in and
get along with others.
Please find attached a copy of resumé, along with a number of referees who are
ready and willing to attest to my skills and demeanour as a primary school teacher.
I also attach my personal response to the key selection criteria. Please do not
hesitate to contact me as at your earliest convenience as I look forward to further
discussing this application in person.
I thank you for taking the time to consider my suitability for your school and am
confident that I can bring the necessary skills, dedication and loyalty you require.