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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).

Gunbalanya

Region: Palmerston and rural
Full-time teachers: 21
Full-time assistant teachers: 10
Enrolments: 217
Average student attendance: 52
School years: Preschool to Middle
Indigenous students: 100%
Distance to main town: 320 km east of Darwin by road
Community population: 1500

Gunbalanya school operates under a flexible school year, with different term dates from the other NT Schools. Gunbalanya School is located in the Kunbarllanjnja community (or Gunbalanya), approximately 320km east of Darwin on the eastern border of Kakadu National Park. Kunbarllanjnja is a community of approximately 1500; the main language is Kunwinjku, used by many residents as a first language. The traditional owners of the land where the community is located are the Mandjurlngunj clan; there are 25 clan groups in total. Road access via 4WD is only possible in the dry season. The community can also be accessed via air through chartered flights only and has an all weather airstrip.

Gunbalanya School provides education from preschool to middle years; it also provides education services to three Homeland Learning Centres (HLCs). The HLCs are varying distances from the school with varied accessibility (often seasonal) to each site and deliver education to small groups of students unable to attend the central school in the area. Enrolment and attendance at Gunbalanya School are variable, with highest attendance during the wet season and lower during the dry season when people are most mobile. A key feature of the school are the weekly 'Learning Together' sessions.

Gunbalanya has a signed Remote Learning Partnership Agreement in place and has also 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.