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Teaching opportunities in remote Central Australia

The Northern Territory Government is looking for talented and committed qualified teachers who are seeking a rewarding challenge in a unique environment.

As a teacher in a remote Indigenous community of Central Australia, you will have the opportunity to develop your career through a unique desert teaching experience like no other. You will support young Territorians to reach their potential and help build brighter futures.

Teachers are required for schools in Indigenous communities which may cater early childhood, primary and secondary students (depending on the school/location).

Docker River (Kaltukatjara)

Region: Alice Springs
Full-time teachers: 3
Full-time assistant teachers: 2
Enrolments: 38
Average student attendance: 81
School years: Early to Middle
Indigenous students: 100%
Distance to main town: 670km southwest of Alice Springs by road.
Community population: 420

Docker River School is located 670km southwest of Alice Springs by road, via Uluru, in the community of Docker River. The community is situated in the Petermann Ranges in the far south-western corner of the Northern Territory; 7km east of the Western Australian border. The population of the community is approximately 420; however this fluctuates dependant on cultural events. The main languages spoken are Pitjantjatjara and Ngaanyatjara. The road to the community is both sealed and unsealed; 4WD is recommended. Docker River can also be accessed by air via charter services only.

Docker River School is part of the Lasseter Group School and provides education services to students from early years to middle years. All students attending the school require English as a Second Language support. Pitjantjatjara and English are used as a combined method of instruction in the early childhood classes.

The school has a close relationship with the community youth program, which does not allow children into the recreation program, including swimming, if they fail to attend school.

Teach remote NT Carly Doyle
Teach remote NT Carly Doyle
Carly Doyle Charlie Maillis
Carly Doyle Charlie Maillis
Clare Schoeller Julie-Anne Spina
Clare Schoeller Julie-Anne Spina
Leah Jones Matt Gale
Leah Jones Matt Gale
Ryan Campbell Sharelle Furner
Ryan Campbell Sharelle Furner
Shontelle Dougherty Leah Jones
Shontelle Dougherty Leah Jones

Visit the Department of Education Directory for Northern Territory school contacts and locations.