Primary Teaching – Coen

About the organisation

The Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy (CYAAA) is part of Good to Great Schools Australia (GGSA); a not-for-profit in a unique partnership with Education Queensland for 2 primary school campuses at Coen and Hope Vale in Cape York.  The Academy aims to close the academic achievement gap between Indigenous and mainstream students and to support Cape York’s children bi-cultural identity.

Our Coen and Hope Vale campuses have implemented the Direct Instruction (DI) model developed by Siegfried Englemann and the Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) model developed by John Hollingsworth and Dr Silvia Ybarra.  Both campuses also use the 6C education model; Childhood, Class, Club, Culture, Civics and Community, which include programs rich in local culture, music, art, physical and outdoor education, with a strong attention to student welfare and personal development.

Music holds a significant place in the CYAAA curricular and co-curricular program. We understand the importance of fostering creativity and imagination, and providing opportunities for self-expression.

By being part of Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy, you’ll be helping to fulfil our dream to bring the gift of music to children all around Australia. Furthermore, the ability of music to improve academic results means that you’ll also be helping students develop their full potential to excel in academic work

About the Role

We are currently seeking applications from graduates and experienced primary teachers for permanent full time positions in Coen.

  • Must have or be able to obtain professional membership with the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT)
  • Want to be a part of education reform in Australia
  • Want to make a real difference to young people’s lives
  • Bring knowledge and experience in children’s extracurricular activities
  • Have an awareness of Direct Instruction and Explicit Direct Instruction

Applicants need to submit a resume and an application letter that addresses the essential selection criteria above. GGSA does not consider applications that do not address the selection criteria. 

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Positions at GGSA are subject to the successful candidate conducting a national police check and successfully obtaining a Working with Children Card (Blue Card).