Blue Gum is always on the lookout for outstanding passionate educators (EC/Primary/Secondary – teachers & learning assistants) who share our vision for education. So, if looking at our website stirs the embers and strikes a chord with you (nothing like mixing metaphors!), please make contact via email as a starting point: Simply send an email (with your CV & 2 refs) at any time to plus a statement of your educational philosophy (i.e. what’s important to you); plus why Blue Gum appeals to you as a workplace; plus details of the personal interests/talents/skills you would like to share with students.
We also advertise specific job vacancies on SEEK, so you should be notified by SEEK if you’re registered there.
Newly-graduated teachers often express disquiet about their confidence/ability to take charge of a classroom of students. They have an understanding of educational theory, but its translation into everyday practice seems daunting for many. So they express a keen desire to co-navigate this new territory, rather than travel solo. Consequently, we now offer year-long paid Teaching Internships* to new graduates, who have the chance to team-teach with an experienced teacher:
Join a small team of passionate professional educators, who set high expectations for students and themselves. Blue Gum is a highly-regarded secular independent school, established in 1998. Small class size: 2 educators to 25 students. Small school size: 120+ students – Kindergarten to Year 10. Strong sense of community – working collaboratively rather than competitively with peers, and regular encounters with the broader community. Strengths-based approach to learning for each student within a community of learners. ‘Behaviour management’ based on mutually-respectful relationships and problem-solving, rather than rewards/punishments. Blue Gum’s Teaching Internships offer a year-long supportive culture in which to transition from uni student to competent confident teacher! An ideal metamorphosis for a newly-graduated early childhood/primary/middle/high school teacher!