- Job posted on: 10th Mar 2020
- Applications close:
Yirralka is the sacred land that the Creator, your ancestors have given you; your home-land; your sanctuary; the place where you feel immersed in your ancestors’ presence, knowledge and love; a place where you feel ‘in place’, secure, whole.
Yirralka Education is the governing body for Mapuru Yirralka College. It is a company formed recently to enable Mapuru families, elders and custodians to govern their own educational facilities, programs and their own independent school.
Yirralka Education at Mapuru is seeking a teacher who can develop longstanding relationships with the people of Mapuru in east Arnhem Land to become the Primary Classroom Teacher, specialising in teaching literacy and numeracy through bilingual approaches in Djambarrpuyŋu and EAL/D.
The college is led by Mapuru’s elders and operates a bi-literacy and bi-cultural program in two multi-year level classrooms, the Primary and Secondary. Each class consists of a teaching team, a qualified teacher and 2 local Yolngu co-teachers (assistant teachers).
This is a unique opportunity to work and live in a healthy and productive remote Indigenous community. Whilst this experience is not for everyone, those that are committed and open to the opportunity will be offered a life-changing journey in which you will see the direct, positive impact you can make as a teacher on other people’s lives, the futures of learners in your class, their families and even the future of the entire town of Mapuru.
We are excited to be able to offer this opportunity to join our passionate and dedicated team.
If you are not certain about a long term commitment to living and working at Mäpuru, we would welcome you to work with us for shorter periods as a relief teacher. Relief teaching provides strong opportunities for you to develop relationships with the students and families of Mäpuru, get a real taste of the joys and challenges of working in a remote Yolngu school and to develop your skills in this ever rewarding field.