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Classroom Teacher


Expression of Interest

Classroom Teacher (K-2) – Identified Role

Gumbaynggirr Giingana Freedom School

$85k – $110k + super and salary benefits (negotiable)


Salary and benefits

Salary range of $85-$110k (negotiable) based on teaching proficiency, skills and experience. As an employee of Bularri Muurlay Nyanggan Aboriginal Corporation (BMNAC) you will have access to salary packaging benefits of an additional $16k tax free per annum. BMNAC will support the successful applicant with relocation costs of up to $2k, if relocating from outside of the Mid-North Coast NSW.

About the role and the school

Expressions of interest (EOI) are invited for the position of classroom teacher, the Gumbaynggirr Giingana Freedom School (GGFS). The School is currently in the final stage of accreditation with the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), ETA October 2021.

The proposed GGFS will be located at Coffs Harbour TAFE’s Glenreagh Street Campus. The School will cater for students from K- 2 with 15 children in its first year (2022). The GGFS will focus on Gumbaynggirr language, culture and quality teaching based on Gumbaynggirr values, philosophies, and strong community and parent engagement. The School will be the first bilingual School of an Aboriginal language in NSW and is committed to striving for academic excellence among all students by developing and implementing innovative practices.

Staff will include; a teaching Principal, a classroom teacher and two Gumbaynggirr language teachers (non-teacher trained). You will be supported by the School proprietor, BMNAC) Board, Executive Management team and staff group.

GGFS programs and curriculum areas will have a strong focus on:

  • Acquisition of Gumbaynggirr language and the intergenerational transfer of Gumbaynggirr cultural knowledge
  • “Two paths strong” – Strong in education and strong in culture
  • Aboriginal pedagogy and methods of learning centred on country, language, culture and Elders’ wisdom
  • The School is an extension of the Gumbaynggirr community, and there is an expectation of high level community consultation and engagement. The School will incorporate Aboriginal Perspectives across all Key Learning Areas.

About the successful candidate

The successful candidate will be a motivated and highly skilled teacher who values the importance of language, culture, country, wisdom as the key foundations to making our children “Gumbaynggirr daari” – Gumbaynggirr strong! The successful candidate will have skills, experience and qualifications in Primary School teaching, K-2 will be an advantage. Professional development to learn the Gumbaynggirr language and implementing creative methods to support immersive spaces for Gumbaynggirr language acquisition will be provided. The successful applicant must have, or be able to attain teaching accreditation from the New South Wales Education Standards Authority, and a Working with Children Check. BMNAC considers that being Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under s 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW). Previous applicants need not apply.

The location and lifestyle

The position is based in the heart of Gumbaynggirr country, Coffs Harbour NSW. The region is surrounded by National Parks of World Heritage significance, endless beaches, Solitary Islands Marine Park, undulating mountains and striking headlands of immense cultural and ecological significance. The region provides a fantastic lifestyle through the many recreational activities available to a single person or families.


Bularri Muurlay Nyanggan translates to ‘two path strong’ in the Gumbaynggirr language which sets the tone for the goals and vision of our organisation. The programs that we deliver are designed to ensure that Aboriginal young people are strong in terms of both cultural identity and educational success. It is our goal that our children complete and achieve at school at the same rate as all Australian children in order to compete for real jobs whilst also being knowledgeable and proud of who they are as Aboriginal people. For more info on BMNAC visit

How to apply

Please submit your EOI by submitting a CV and a cover letter (no more than 3 pages) outlining:

  • Demonstrated capacity to develop and research instruction that is tailored to individual student needs, particularly in the areas of reading and writing. Including the ability to harness Gumbaynggirr/Aboriginal perspectives
  • Demonstrated excellence in classroom practice and the proven ability to use data to develop and deliver high quality, differentiated teaching and learning programs in numeracy utilising Gumbaynggirr/Aboriginal perspectives
  • Ability to work with Gumbaynggirr Language teachers to create immersive spaces to facilitate Gumbaynggirr Language acquisition

Your expression of interest should include details of two referees. In addition a written statement of no more than 3 pages is to be included in response to the above criteria. EOI’s will be shortlisted and invited to submit a formal application for classroom teacher GGFS once accreditation be obtained. Any questions regarding the progress of the School, or the position can be directed to Nathan Brennan, Programs Director as below.

Closing Date: 5:00pm Friday 8th October 2021

Applications to: Nathan Brennan, Programs Director, BMNAC

Phone: 0447 786 887