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Primary School Teacher

Job No: 118125
Location: Parnngurr

About the Opportunity

Parnngurr Community School has an opportunity for a full-time Primary School Teacher to join their team in Parnngurr, WA.

You will be responsible for the planning and implementation of teaching strategies for a remote Indigenous community.

Established 30 years ago, Parnngurr Community School supports 35 students within the local community, ranging from Years 1-12. Working alongside a team of two teachers and two Martu teaching assistants, there is also a position available for you partner to join the school as a handyman or in IT.

A typical day at the school involves a combination of intensive literacy and numeracy learning in the first part of the day, and practical activities such as arts and sports in the afternoons. In addition, regular on country learning with the students occurs in the afternoons. 

Providing a diverse pathway for students, the schools focuses on creating and fostering opportunities for their Year 10 students and beyond, such as movement into trade qualifications or to completion of Year 12.

This is an incredible opportunity to engage and inspire remarkable children in an unforgettable teaching experience in the real Australia!

About You

These are roles like no other; Parnngurr Community School is providing exciting opportunities in this remote community.

The successful candidate will have a teaching degree with WA Teacher Registration or the ability to obtain. Graduates who are looking to make a difference and experience a new and exciting opportunity are encouraged to apply with the requirement to commit to a minimum of twelve months.

You will ideally apply for this position with your partner who will have experience as a handyman or in IT.

Understanding Indigenous culture is important for the right candidate and willingness to work with the community is an advantage!

Importantly, Parngurr Community School is seeking a teacher who:

  • Is energetic and aware of challenges in Indigenous learning contexts;
  • Willing to take initiative and bring creative ideas to the role;
  • Works well in a team; as all of the work is collaborative, reflective, and ever-changing; and
  • Is willing to plan and deliver programs that involve indoor and outdoor activities.

About the Benefits

There are many benefits to working at Parnngurr Community School, situated in a friendly community, the grounds are pristine and lush with greenery. Situated 370km east of Newman, the community has a general store, a modern health clinic with a nurse stationed 24 hours, with doctors and specialists visiting regularly. The community is welcoming to all newcomers.

You will be provided with free accommodation and electricity, as well as Foxtel TV and internet. The houses are good quality, spacious and fully furnished.  

Halfway through each semester the school participates in a 'wellbeing break', by travelling to Newman to get supplies for the second half of the semester. This trip includes accommodation and an opportunity to relax and enjoy everything Newman has to offer.

For your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with an attractive remuneration based on the award wage plus super.

Other benefits include:

  • Relocation assistance;
  • An incentive bonus after twelve months;
  • Tax exemption (to be discussed further);
  • Entertainment allowance;
  • Two flights per year; and
  • Great parent and personal leave benefits.

Are you ready to experience teaching in a friendly and supportive environment with on country learning and the ability to make a difference? - Apply Now!

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