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Criteria for all employees
It is the employment policy of the Board of the Tamworth Christian Education Association that all employees meet the following criteria.
All Teaching and Non Teaching Staff:
be committed Christian people who are actively involved in a local Christian church;
be prepared to see their work as contributing to the cause of Christ in the school;
be willing to uphold, safeguard and promote the ethos of the school in the local community;
model a lifestyle that reflects Christian practice and beliefs in their everyday work and life;
subscribe wholeheartedly to the understanding of the biblical doctrines of grace expounded in the first 20 Chapters of the Westminster Confession of Faith;
All Teaching Staff:
be accredited with NESA to teach in NSW schools;
be committed to strive for the highest standards of professional competence and be prepared to pursue personal professional growth;
must embrace the following practices as fundamental to the educational process in the teaching of children at Carinya;
children are to be taught and valued as individuals, made in the image of God, on purpose and for a purpose;
the talents and abilities of each child are regarded as gracious gifts from the Lord Jesus and are to be valued equally in the classroom and in the school community;
children are to be intrinsically motivated, taught to find reward in using the abilities they have been given by the Lord: in the process and as an outcome of their learning, they are encouraged to "seek the reward in the task" and not in extrinsic prizes, reward or public recognition: "coming first" and "beating" classmates are not worthy reasons for children to learn;
children are expected to develop and use their abilities and do their best in whatever they do: they are encouraged to be "faithful";
students are taught in classrooms characterised by community and co-operation not rivalry and competition.
In the pursuit of a safe learning environment, Carinya Christian School is a smoke and alcohol-free environment.
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Tamworth is a beautiful, vibrant and prosperous regional city, covering 184 square kilometres. Tamworth is the "capital city" of the New England North West region of NSW, serving around 182,000 people.
The entire Tamworth Region covers 9,653.25 square kilometres, with a population of over 58,000. From the Nandewar Range north of Barraba, to the head of the Peel River and the Great Dividing Range, Tamworth Region is one of the most progressive and exciting places in inland Australia. The region is about three times the size of Sydney basin or the same area as Lake Eyre.
CLIMATE - Tamworth has a warm climate with hot summers and mild winters. Temperatures exceed 35 °C (95 °F) on around 20–25 days a year but over the past few years have exceeded this number substantially.
TRAVEL - Tamworth is located approximately 500km north of Sydney and 600km south of Brisbane. Tamworth Regional Airport offers regular passenger flights on several major airlines to Sydney and Brisbane and the city is well serviced by a rail network and public and community transport options.
Tamworth Region combines country living with city style, history, sport and culture. In addition to world-class country music, Tamworth is a dynamic and progressive city boasting lifestyle, education and employment opportunities the envy of its city counterparts. Add to this its natural beauty and an enviable wining, dining and cafe culture and it’s easy to see why so many people are making the move.
Tamworth is the Australian Country Music Capital and home to the largest Country Music Festival in the Southern Hemisphere. Don't be fooled though, there's much more to the city!
The city also has an extensive repertoire of attractions from the natural wonders of Mother Nature to its cultural and artistic offerings, as well as top restaurants showcasing regional produce and wine.
Boasting a vibrant and growing retail sector ranging from major shopping centres and main street shop fronts to exclusive boutique outlets, Tamworth caters for all shopping needs. Tamworth’s growing population is also driving new shopping opportunities and attracting national retailers to the city.
REAL ESTATE - Tamworth enjoys a wide and very affordable range of housing options. With a median house price of only $308,756 – you’ll spend considerably less and pay much more off your home than by renting a small and cramped 2-bedroom apartment in Sydney.
HEALTH - Tamworth is the major medical health centre for the New England North West. The Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital, part of the Hunter New England Local Health District, offers 282 beds, and is the largest health facility in NSW outside the Sydney-Wollongong-Newcastle metropolitan area. Tamworth Hospital is a major trauma referral centre.
EDUCATION - Tamworth provides a range of quality, contemporary educational options for parents of children and young people. The choices begin at pre-school level and cater for babies to school age children, in modern and well equipped centres. Tertiary education is provided through TAFE New England, University of New England, Tamworth Community College with direct links to University of Newcastle through the Department of Rural Health.
Gunnedah is a sizeable country town of some 10 000 people, situated on a sloping ridge above the Namoi and Mooki Rivers in the wheat belt of northern NSW. Warm, friendly and spanned by beautiful country aspects, the Koala Capital of the World offers much more than just our famous furry friends. Surrounded by the expansive Liverpool Plains and framed by the Nandewar Ranges, the Gunnedah Shire region embodies a warm welcome that is only found in rural Australia. Located on the Kamilaroi and Oxley Highways, it is directly linked to the state capital, Sydney, and the nearest regional centre, Tamworth.
CLIMATE - Gunnedah has a humid subtropical climate with temperatures regularly rising above 40 °C in summer and dropping below 0 °C in winter. This is partly due to the town's location on the boundary region between the cool Northern Tablelands of the Great Dividing Range and the hot, dry Western Plains of New South Wales, having climate characteristics of both regions.
TRAVEL - Gunnedah is 5hrs drive inland from Sydney and 7.5hrs from Brisbane. The Country Link Explorer train services Gunnedah to and from Sydney daily. Take a quick 45min drive up the road to Tamworth and access regular passenger flights which operate several times daily to Sydney and Brisbane at Tamworth Regional Airport.
A commodity hub, Gunnedah offers a unique rural lifestyle for all ages. Country charm is complemented by a lively cultural and social scene. Gunnedah offers excellent lifestyle amenities, including the Memorial Pool, an abundance of sporting facilities, Skate Park, 18-hole Golf Course, the Cultural Precinct and an easy 30 minute drive to Lake Keepit for those who love water.
Gunnedah is a great spot to base yourself to explore the region, with day trips to local National Parks, including Mount Kaputar, Warrumbungles and Coolah Tops a must. Gunnedah has many other attractions including the Heritage Sculptures at Pensioners Hill and several important memorials and museums.
Gunnedah is a hub for one of NSW's richest agricultural and as such, has established a shopping and service centre to cater for the local and broader community as well as visitors - with a complimentary blend of big name stores and locally owned businesses.
At the core of the rural communities, scattered across the Shire, are the villages. Nowadays, with their residents enjoying a quieter pace, the essentials are acquired from the corner store and socialising done at the pub - the local 'watering hole' where locals and travellers can share stories over a schooner or two.
REAL ESTATE - The median price for houses is $317,250 and the median price for units is $261,035. House prices in Gunnedah have grown by -1.14% in the past 3 years and 0.94% last year. The average house in Gunnedah is rented for $360 per week.
HEALTH - Mackellar Rural Health Centre, located within the Gunnedah District Health Service, is a state-of-the-art facility and the only one of its type in the North West of NSW. This one stop shop health facility offers a wide range of patient services including procedural general practice, allied health and pathology. The Gunnedah District Health Service is a 48-bed acute health facility, which also provides a range of community-based health services. Gunnedah District Hospital is part of Hunter New England Local Health District and provides general medicine, maternity, day only surgery, community health, allied health services and dental.
EDUCATION - Gunnedah has two preschools, a special needs school, four primary schools and two secondary schools. Four of the shire villages each have a primary school.