Teacher Special Education - Karonga School

Position Information

Karonga School is a K-12 school for specific purposes having an enrolment of 70+ students, 2 of whom identify as of Aboriginal heritage, and with 75% of those students from a non-English speaking background. The school caters for students with moderate to severe intellectual disability including physical disability, challenging behaviours, autism and complex healthcare needs.

The programs have a strong focus on communication, and life-readiness. Positive Behaviour for Learning supports quality teaching practice. The school also supports the work of the Pennant Parade Tutorial Centre with a focus on re-engagement.

Karonga works in collaboration with the P & C and wider parent community to drive personalised learning programs and whole school initiatives.

There is a strong focus on collegial team approaches with particular reference to student welfare and wellbeing.

Selection Criteria

Approval to teach special education and/or experience teaching students with moderate to severe intellectual and physical disabilities, autism, complex needs and challenging behaviours.

Ability to design and deliver differentiated learning and positive support programs to engage students with special needs.

Ability to work in partnership with staff, families, students and other key stakeholders to prioritise and deliver learning programs for achievement of student outcomes.


An unconditional full approval to teach is a requirement. If you do not hold a full approval to teach with the NSW Department of Education, you are required to commence the

application process

at the same time as you apply for this teaching opportunity.

Special Notes

Applicants are to include details of their WWCC clearance number as part of this application.