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Casual Classroom Teacher
(Stage 5 NSW) 


Classroom Teacher (Stage 5 NSW) Special Assistance School

Contract Type: Casual

Commencement: Immediate start

Applications Close: 31 July 2022

Gateway Community High (GCH) is a small independent “alternative” high school that opened in January 2021. As a Special Assistance School we aim to provide opportunities for a diverse range of keen and willing young people. We aim to reconnect them with their education and set a new direction. Gateway offers a flexible, engaging and practical learning environment for students to reconnect with their education outside large mainstream settings. Gateway Community High seeks to provide a gateway to learning in an environment that delivers a positive, personalised and inclusive experience for young people that will set them up for future success.

The School provides opportunities for young people to thrive in a small educational setting tailored to support their learning and belonging. We believe that young people can best achieve their educational goals when their holistic wellbeing and personal growth is supported. At Gateway Community High, academic achievement is equal in value to student welfare, the ability to develop good interpersonal relationships and effective self-management.

Gateway currently caters for 40 Stage 5 (Year 9/10) students offering a NESA curriculum which enables students to attain their ROSA. We plan steady growth including the addition of curriculum and stage options over the next 5 years. Taking a student-centred and holistic approach we aim to create a sustainable means of supporting vulnerable young people at risk of disengaging with education, work and society at a critical time in life.

We strive to give each student the best opportunity to create a better future – in their education at high school and beyond, in further study or employment.

The goals of Gateway Community High are:
• Providing an engaging educational environment that supports student achievement, belonging and personal growth.
• Fostering academic achievement and student wellbeing through individual learning pathways.
• Providing holistic student support.
• Complying with NESA standards for registration of a non-government school and accreditation to deliver the ROSA Curriculum.
• Maintaining focus on the philosophy, values and vision of Gateway Community High.

Gateway Community High is an initiative of Macquarie Community College, a highly regarded not for profit adult education provider, operating across NorthWest and Western Sydney for more than 70 years. The School has its own dedicated premises on the Macquarie Community College site at Carlingford.

Read the position description.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, candidates must:

  • meet the mandatory criteria (below)

  • provide a one page cover letter addressing the selection criteria (below)

  • attach a current CV.


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For enquiries, please email the above address or call (02) 8845 8835

Applications close 11.59pm, 31st July.


Mandatory Criteria: Essential employment requirements 


  • Australian Citizen, permanent resident or relevant visa

  • Qualified secondary school teacher eligible for NSW teacher registration.

  • Current accreditation under NESA teaching requirements.

  • Working With Children Clearance (WWCC)

  • Satisfactory national police check

  • Vaccinated as per NSW health requirements

Selection Criteria: Experience, Skills and Commitment to Purpose 
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills and experience working with a diverse range of learners including a focus on youth development.

  • Sound understanding of the wellbeing needs of students who have had multiple social and emotional barriers to engaging in their education.

  • Previous experience as a Teacher, preferably working closely with students that face a range of challenges to full participation in their education.

  • Proven capacity to effectively engage and work collaboratively with other staff, fostering a culture of serving others, professionalism, responsibility and collegiality in open communication.

  • Proven capacity to understand the needs of learners that may have attainment below their age or Stage level, and apply appropriate differentiated teaching, monitoring and assessment strategies.

  • Proven capacity to deliver curriculum in a relevant, meaningful and engaging manner, with differentiation as the norm.

  • Proven capacity to work collaboratively with others in the wider management of student wellbeing and development.

  • Demonstrated understanding of how to engage, relate and work appropriately and sensitively with young people with a range of abilities, ambitions and backgrounds.

  • Understanding of and respect for cultural and other forms of diversity.

  • Strong skills in utilisation of ICT technologies and software, in particular, database record keeping.

  • Knowledge of current trends in education and their application in the educational environment of a Special Assistance School.

  • Proven capacity to work strategically and effectively through challenges.

  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.

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