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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).

Gapuwiyak

Region: Arnhem
Full-time teachers: 18
Full-time assistant teachers: 6
Enrolments: 223
Average student attendance: 59
School years: Early to Senior
Indigenous students: 100%
Distance to main town: 220km west of Nhulunbuy by road.
Community population: 1200

Gapuwiyak School is located in the community of Gapuwiyak 220km west of Nhulunbuy. The population of Gapuwiyak is approximately 1200. The main language is Djambarrpuyngu, used by many residents as a first language, and the clan is the Gupapuyngu. Road access via 4WD is only possible in the dry season. Gapuwiyak can also be accessed via air through chartered air services only and has an all weather airstrip.

Gapuwiyak school provides education for students from early years through to senior years as well as providing education services to two Homeland Learning Centres (HLCs) and has an Indigenous principal. The HLCs are approximately 30km northeast of Gapuwiyak and are remote sites delivering education to small groups of students unable to attend the central school in the area. The school works through the NT Open Education Centre in delivering senior years subjects to students. The school focuses on the priorities of attendance, student achievement in numeracy, literacy and pathways to employment; as well as community engagement and participation.

apuwiyak has been identified as a site under the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Service Delivery, as well as a Territory Growth Town under the NT Government's A Working Future initiative.

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.