Classroom Teacher(s) (Stage 5 NSW) Humanities x 1 and Mathematics/Science x 1


Classroom Teacher x 2 (Stage 5 NSW) Special Assistance School

Teaching Subjects: (English, History, Geography) and (Mathematics/ Science)

Contract Type: Permanent

Commencement: July 18, 2022

Applications Close: 13 June 2022

Gateway Community High is a new, small “alternative” high school that opened in Carlingford in January 2021, catering to the needs of keen and willing young people who have not thrived in mainstream (large) schools.

We are seeking at least two exceptional teachers to join our growing team. We have a range of possible working arrangements - casual, permanent (PT or FT) and contract.

Gateway Community High welcomes candidates with experience working with a diverse range of learners. We are seeking educators with a focus on youth development, or those looking to move into this style of teaching environment.

The School provides opportunities for young people to thrive in an educational setting tailored to support their learning and belonging. The School 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.

As a low fee Special Assistance School we offer a flexible, engaging and practical learning environment for students to reconnect with their education and set a new direction. Gateway Community High provides a gateway to learning in an environment that delivers a positive, personalised and inclusive experience for young people that aims to set them up for future success.

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.

Successful candidates will be jointly responsible for nurturing the philosophy, culture and values with staff and students to achieve our vision of creating better futures in a school where students can Achieve. Belong. Grow.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Attractive salary packaging options available.

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.


Please email: principal@gatewaycommunityhigh.nsw.edu.au


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

Applications close 11.59pm Monday 13th June.


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.