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Position Information

Tirriwirri School is a beautiful, new build SSP school located in Karabar, Queanbeyan Network, currently catering for the learning needs of 33 students K-12, with a moderate or severe intellectual disability, and autism. There are currently 5 classes, with the possibility of growth. Teaching and learning focuses on Explicit teaching, the new Literacy and Numeracy Curriculum and accessing quality differentiated outcomes through STEAM. The school has an ongoing, embedded Communication and Student Voice focus, utilising AAC strategies and devices.

All students participate in Personalised Learning and Support Plans (PLSPs), negotiated with parents, carers and relevant stakeholders. Student wellbeing is a strong focus and is intentionally addressed in Zones of Regulation, Trauma Informed Practice, the Berry Street Model and Positive Behaviour Support.

There is strong community value with ongoing support for families and effective partnerships with the greater school... community. Tirriwirri School’s strong community ethos supports a holistic approach for each student, encouraging success, independence and resilience within a safe, caring and positive environment.

Specific Selection Criteria
• Approval to teach Special Education and/or experience in teaching students with a moderate to severe intellectual disability, autism, physical disabilities, and other complex needs.
• Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work cohesively as part of a team to build positive relationships with students, parents, staff and the wider community to support whole school directions.
• Commitment and demonstrated capacity to support the individual learning and well-being needs of students from a variety of special needs backgrounds.
• Proven ability to meet timeframes and expectations in quality programming, assessing and reporting that accurately reflect student ability and progress.


An unconditional full approval to teach is a requirement. If you do not hold a full approval to teach with the NSW Department of Education, you are required to commence the application process at the same time as you apply for this teaching opportunity.

Special Notes

It is anticipated that this position will commence on Day 1 Term 1 of the 2025 school year.

Applicants are to include details of their WWCC clearance number as part of this application.

About the NSW Department of Education

The Department of Education is the largest provider of public education in Australia with responsibility for delivering high-quality public education to two-thirds of the NSW student population. We welcome applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTQIA+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability. If we can make some adjustments to our recruitment/interview process to better enable you to shine, please contact the Diversity and Inclusion Team (dandi@det.nsw.edu.au) or visit NSW Department of Education Diversity and Inclusion

New merit selection application guidelines for classroom teachers, executives and principals have been introduced to provide greater clarity to applicants and selection panels. The guidelines are located here.

To ensure that your application complies with the guideline page limits, your attachments must be in PDF format
Sydney NSW Australia


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