Early Childhood / Primary Teacher Preschool to Year 6

Mäpuru Yirralka College


Primary Teacher

Teaching Subject: ESL / EALD , Australian Languages

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 6 November 2020

• Can you teach initial literacy and numeracy so well that you can support Yolngu assistant teachers to teach Aboriginal children to read, write and develop numeracy skills in their first language? • Are you ready for a unique and rewarding teaching experience in east Arnhem Land, developing literacy along song lines on Yolngu ancestral estates? •. Do you have a strong sense of social justice and respect for Aboriginal Australians, Aboriginal traditions, world view and languages? Yirralka Education at Mäpuru is seeking an Early Childhood/Primary teacher who will uphold the college’s vision ‘self-determined lives of dignity on ancestral estates’. Mäpuru Yirralka College is a newly created independent school and is governed by the elders, custodians and families of Mäpuru who make up Yirralka Education.

<p>The Early Childhood/Primary teacher will work collaboratively in a teaching team with Yolngu co-teachers (assistant teachers) to develop students’ early literacy and numeracy skills through a bi-literacy and bi-cultural (English and Djambarrpuyngu) learning program. </p><p>Teaching duties include ensuring continuity of the established class routines and pedagogies, developing and implementing teaching and learning programs, developing resources, assessing student learning and reporting to parents. You will be encouraged to develop programs collaboratively that deeply embed students within their identity alongside developing understandings of the full range of AC subject areas. The Primary classroom is staffed with 1 qualified teacher and 2 Yolngu co-teachers (assistant teachers). </p><p>The enthusiastic learners in this class range from Preschool through to Yr 6 and thrive with explicit, purposeful learning in a gentle, happy environment. </p><h5>A Rewarding Opportunity </h5><p>This is a unique opportunity to work and live in a healthy and productive remote Aboriginal community. Whilst this experience is not for everyone, those that are committed and open to the opportunity will be offered a profound and life-changing journey in which you will see the direct, positive impact you can make as a teacher on other peoples’ lives, the futures of learners in your class, their families and even the future of the entire town of Mäpuru. </p><p> We are excited to be able to offer this opportunity to join our passionate and dedicated team.</p><h5>2021 Salary Range: CT1 – CT9 $77,047- $110,496; <br /> Generous employment and remote incentive conditions are included.</h5><p>Mäpuru Yirralka College will match current remote incentives or study leave entitlements for candidates employed by the NT Government.</p><p>Please forward your CV, application addressing the selection criteria to: <a href="mailto:linda.miller&#64;ntschools.net.au" rel="nofollow">linda.miller&#64;ntschools.net.au</a></p><p><br /></p><p> </p><p> </p>
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