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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).

Kalkaringi

Region: Katherine
Full-time teachers: 15
Full-time assistant teachers: 3
Enrolments: 145
Average student attendance: 60
School years: Preschool to Senior
Indigenous students: 99%
Distance to main town: 480km southwest of Katherine by road.
Community population: 750

Kalkaringi School, serving the twin communities of Kalkaringi and Daguragu, is located in the community of Kalkaringi 480km southwest of Katherine in the area of Wave Hill Station. Traditional owners belong to the Gurindji language group; there are also some residents from the Warlpiri language group. In 1966 the Gurindji people working on Wave Hill Station went on strike over wages, condition and land. The famous 'Gurindji Walk Off' followed and is attributed to the start of the land rights movement in Australia.

The population of Daguragu/Kalkaringi is approximately 750 people and can be accessed all year round via road; access may be difficult during the wet season due to flooding and condition of the road. The community can also be accessed via air through chartered air services only.

The school's first NT Certificate of Education graduates from the community completed Year 12 in 2003. The school implements the Aboriginal Literacy Strategy; explicit teaching in terms of shared reading, guided reading and guided writing.

The strategy is further supported through the school’s use of the First Steps program.

Kalkaringi has been identified as a Territory Growth Town (TGT) under the NT Government's A Working Future initiative. TGTs will become towns with comparable services to other country towns in Australia.

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.