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Position Information

Kurri Kurri High School is set in the semi-rural area of the Hunter Valley. It is a proud local high school that has serviced the local area since 1956. Many families have generational patronage to the high school and strong local links to community continue to offer opportunities to students. 90 staff support the school with the academic, social and emotional development of the young people in our care. The school has a population of 930 in 2024 and has 9 support classes in Kuta Kaya. The school has a dedicated Study Centre that services the 250 students who proudly identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. The centre also caters for senior students who enjoy the longer opening hours for support with assessments and study time. The school's tagline is 'creating futures'. The unique nature of the school architecture centres around the creation of a staged approach to learning. HUB learning, global citizenship and future pathways define the stages of... learning as the blue print for student learning and success. We are a BYOD school with a strong digital landscape with the use of CANVAS to shape online, blended and flexible learning opportunities. Student agency through SRC, Interact and Junior AECG help to make the decisions of the school in improvements and ways of thinking, learning and working.
Selection Criteria
• Approval to teach special education and/or experience teaching students with Emotional Disturbance, mild to moderate Intellect Disability and Autism.

   2. Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to contribute to faculty planning, whole school programs, and develop positive relationships with students, staff, families and external agencies.
• Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver differentiated curriculum and quality assessment for learning practices to facilitate and promote student independence and everyday life skills, including self-advocacy for students with complex learning needs.
• Demonstrated ability to develop Personalised Learning and Support Plans to maximise student growth, promote high expectations & ensure engagement to meet the diverse needs of students, including Aboriginal students and those from lower socio-economic backgrounds.
• Demonstrated ability to plan for, establish and maintain orderly and workable classroom routines, with the capacity to support and engage students with complex social, wellbeing and behaviour support needs
• Capacity to develop, implement and evaluate transition programs across all stages


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

This advertisement is for two classroom teacher positions.

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.

This advertisement is for two Teacher Special Education positions at Kurri Kurri High School.

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


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