Preparatory School Teacher

Carinya Christian School Gunnedah is now receiving applications from energetic Early Childhood Teachers who are passionate about providing children with the best possible basis for their future learning. This position is a full time position to commence Term 1, 2020.

The Applicant

Applicants must be suitably qualified as a Early Childhood Teacher and accredited to teach with the New South Wales Education Standards Authority. To align with the school’s Christian beliefs, applicants must be committed Christians of reformed evangelical persuasion. Applications from both new and experienced teachers will be considered and it is a requirement that all applicants hold a current Working With Children Check.

The Position

This is a Permanent Full Time Position with responsibility for the learning and development of students in the Preparatory School (3 and 4 year old students). Leading a dedicated and experienced team of support staff, the Prep Teacher coordinates and delivers programs to assist students in the development of language, vocabulary and elementary numeracy, in addition to the improvement of their physical and social skills. Upon completing the Prep program, students are prepared for the transition to full time schooling in Kindergarten the following year.

All applications will be considered on their merit and teachers are encouraged to apply regardless of their level of experience . This is an excellent opportunity for Graduate Teachers to commence their teaching career in a supportive, professional environment.

The School

The Tamworth Christian Education Association operates both Carinya Christian School Gunnedah and Tamworth. Over 580 families, 1000 students, and 140 staff make up the Carinya community, with staff working across both schools to share administrative and curriculum resources.  A strong focus on professional development and teaching standards exists within the school and staff are encouraged to seek progression against the National Teaching Standards. Carinya Christian School is a member of Christian Education National (CEN).

Carinya Gunnedah is a Prep to Year 7 co-educational school, with Year 7 having commenced in 2019 and plans in place to progress to Year 10 by 2022. The school has a strong academic profile and a broad extra curricular program. Over 115 families form the Gunnedah school community and 200 students are currently enrolled from Prep to Year 7, with almost 50 students participating in the Preparatory program across a variety of days.


Teachers at Carinya are employed under the Independent Schools NSW Standards Model Carinya Christian School Agreement. This agreement provides entitlements which are above the industry average and enables career progression based upon professional development rather than years of service.

Salary Range as of February 2019 - Band 1 $76,261; Band 2 $94,622; Band 3 $108,045

Professional development is a priority for the school and two non-teaching weeks are set aside each year during student vacation for all staff to collectively participate in Curriculum and Professional Development. Carinya Term Dates do not match NSW Public Schools and can be viewed via the school website.


To support applicants from outside of the region, the school is able to offer assistance with relocation expenses for this full time position. Relocation expenses include removalist and transport costs up to an agreed value.

The Region

Gunnedah is a major commercial township of the Liverpool Plains located within the North West Slopes Region of North West New South Wales. The township is approximately 450 kilometres north of the Sydney CBD and 650 kilometres south of the Brisbane CBD. Agriculture, mining and manufacturing are the regions major industries, all of these supported by the bustling commercial hub of Gunnedah.

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How To Apply

Applications must be on the Carinya Staff Application Form - Gunnedah . Hard copies are available on request from the Principal’s secretary (6742 2766).

Applicants should also provide an up to date resume to support their application. Completed applications can be dropped into the Gunnedah or Tamworth schools, mailed to 46 Elgin Street Gunnedah or emailed to

Applications closes Friday the 9th of August 2019. Interviews will take place as soon as convenient.

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