Experience country and make a difference.
Would you like to live and experience life as a teacher in a remote and rural school? For many of our teachers, a country posting has been extremely rewarding. From Esperance in the south to Wyndham in the north-east, there are many opportunities to work in rural and remote Catholic schools in Western Australia. There are 27 Catholic schools in the Bunbury region alone, 11 schools in the Geraldton diocese and 13 in the Kimberley.
Vacancies are posted on individual school websites and the CEWA website. Applications are submitted directly to the Principal.
To view current rural and remote opportunities, please go to Job Search.
Is the Kimberley Calling you to a unique teaching opportunity?
Kimberley Calling is an innovative CEWA staffing initiative that assists principals in the recruitment of quality teachers to live, learn and teach in the thirteen Catholic school communities of the Broome Diocese in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Kimberley Calling is also designed to provide information to potential employees about working successfully in this region, which offers an abundance of rich personal, professional, cultural and environmental experiences, and truly unique opportunities and challenges.
We are seeking teachers who are open to new experiences in teaching, learning and serving, who will inspire and engage each student of the Broome Diocese through the provision of a quality Catholic education.
This is an opportunity for early childhood, primary, and secondary trained teachers to make a significant difference in the lives of students in remote areas by delivering flexible, informed and innovative educational curricula that achieves improved student outcomes. Demonstrated expertise in EAL/D, Literacy, Numeracy, differentiation and personalised curriculum design is highly desirable.
As a teacher in a Kimberley Catholic School you will have the opportunity to strengthen competency in:
There are opportunities for full-time employment, short and longer-term secondments if you currently work in a CEWA school, as well as relief work options that will provide you with a better understanding of Kimberley contexts prior to possible longer-term commitments.
A range of favourable conditions of employment are available to teachers who work in Kimberley Catholic schools, including relocation expenses, increased long service leave, utility allowance and subsidised rent.
Applying for Kimberley Calling
Staff interested in teaching in Kimberley Catholic Schools must apply to enter the Kimberley Calling Teacher Pool. Kimberley Catholic school Principals then recruit staff from approved applicants within the pool. When entering the pool, applicants will:
- be required to submit an Expression of Interest Form, CV and cover letter which will be reviewed by the Kimberley Calling Panel;
- have referee checks conducted; and
- be offered an initial interview with the Kimberley Calling Panel if shortlisted.
Following the initial interview, if the applicant is recommended by the Kimberley Calling Panel, their name will go into the pool. All principals will be notified of applicant details so they can make an informed decision in recruiting staff whose profile aligns to the needs of the school. Interested principals will contact suitable candidates for another interview. If successful, this may be followed up with an offer of employment at the school. The principal is then responsible for conducting all further aspects of the employment process.
Applications must include:
- A completed Expression of Interest Form (see link below)
- A cover letter outlining suitability for a teaching position. The cover letter should be addressed as follows:
- Kimberley Calling Staffing Initiative
Catholic Education Western Australia – Broome Regional Office
PO Box 1451 Broome, Western Australia 6725
- A current Curriculum Vitae
- A copy of your most recent qualification and/or transcript
Final Practicum Placement Report (if you are a graduate)
Optional: Include a link on your cover letter to an introductory two-minute video clip outlining who you are and why you would like to work in a Kimberley Catholic school. Please follow the guidelines below to assist you in your video submission.
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. Email application to: email@example.com
- Teachers must have current eligibility to work in Australia.
- Teachers must be registered or eligible for registration with the Teachers Registration Board of Western Australia
- Teachers must have a Working With Children Check before commencing work in a school in WA
Kimberley Calling Relief Work & Short Term Appointment Register
In the spirit of co-responsibility many teachers from Catholic schools in other regions of WA have responded to Kimberley Calling and have taught in Broome Diocesan schools providing transformative quality Catholic education for some of the most vulnerable students in CEWA schools.
There is an urgent need in Kimberley schools, particularly in the isolated and remote schools, for relief teachers for short-term appointments. Short-term appointments could range from a one-week period to up to one year. This is an ongoing need. To address this, Kimberley Calling is creating a year-round register of qualified and committed Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary teachers interested in short term appointments in Kimberley Catholic schools. Teachers on this register may be contacted at any time during the school year, flown to the school and accommodated whilst teaching at the school. For those considering a longer-term appointment, this is an excellent way to immerse oneself in community life and experience the richness of teaching in these culturally and environmentally rich learning environments.
If you are interested in registering as a short-term relief teacher in CEWA Kimberley schools, please discuss this with your principal, complete the Expression of Interest Form attached and submit it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on living and teaching in the Kimberley, you can view this series of recorded presentations:
Kimberley Calling Presentation - A general overview.
Kimberley in Context – CEWA Broome Office personnel provide an overview of each school community in the Kimberley (29 minutes).
Teacher Voices - three teachers from Holy Rosary School in Derby participate in a Q&A about their experiences in the Kimberley (34 minutes).
Ideal Candidates – the Leadership Team (Principal and Aboriginal Teaching Assistants) from Christ the King Catholic School in Djarindjin Lombadina talk about the type of person who would be suited to working in a Kimberley Catholic school (30 minutes).