We are seeking teachers, open to the experience of learning, living and serving in the Catholic school communities of the Kimberley, who will inspire and engage each student of the Broome Diocese through the provision of a quality Catholic education.
"It’s incredibly rewarding, it’s something I’d definitely recommend doing. It’s not without it’s challenges and you really need to ensure that your career and you personally are in the right place to make the move to a remote school, but I’ve absolutely loved every minute of it, and I would recommend it to any teacher out there."
John – Teacher, John Pujajangka-Piyirn Catholic School, Mulan
Applying for Kimberley Calling
Teachers who want to work in a Kimberley Catholic school can apply for the Kimberley Calling pool by submitting an Expression of Interest Form, Curriculum Vitae and cover letter, which will be reviewed by the Kimberley Calling panel. The panel conduct referee checks, and offer shortlisted applicants an initial interview.
Following the initial interview, applicants who are recommended the panel will go into the Kimberley Calling pool. All Kimberley Catholic school principals are notified of applicant details so they can make an informed decision in recruiting staff whose profile aligns to the needs of the school.
Principals will contact suitable candidates for a further interview. The principal is then responsible making and offer of employment and conducting all further aspects of the employment process.
How to Apply
Teachers interested in working in a Catholic school in the Kimberley from Term One 2022, are invited to submit their application by email by Monday, 6 September 2021.
Optional: Applicants can include a link on their cover letter to a two-minute video, introducing themselves and outlining their desire to work in a Kimberley Catholic school. The following guidelines may assist with video submissions:
- Create your video using a simple device like a phone or tablet.
- Save or upload your video to a location where you can easily create a shareable URL link such as OneDrive, Google Drive, iCloud, YouTube or Facebook
- Embed your video in your cover letter as a hyperlink. Eg. Please find the video of my rationale for applying to teach in a Catholic school in the Kimberley here.
- Check that your hyperlink works for anyone who has access to it.
Teachers must have current eligibility to work in Australia, must be registered or eligible for registration with the Teachers Registration Board of Western Australia, and must have a Working With Children Check before commencing work in a school in WA.
Further information on Kimberley Catholic schools can be found using the School Map Search.
Applications must include:
Broome Regional Office
“The things that I’m learning now at school will help me remember that I’m smart and that I should never give up.”
Year 5 student, Warlawurru Catholic School, Red Hill/Lundja Community
"If you make the effort to get involved in the community the community embraces you back... I also like the idea at the school, that you’re definitely making a difference, you feel that you are giving something pastorally to the students that are here. They’re very motivated, they want to do their best… and I just find that’s really gratifying, it makes work purposeful."