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Teacher Agriculture/Science - Tomaree High School

NSW Department of EducationNewcastle


 Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley   

Advertisement Number A900100923

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Total Remuneration Package: Remuneration package valued at up to $127,157.00. Base salary ranges from $72,263.00 to $114,720.00, plus leave loading and employer's contribution to superannuation. Base salary rates above the minimum are available depending on experience.
School Name Tomaree High School
Principal Network Port Stephens
Staffing Area Maitland
 FTE 1.000

Contact Name Sue Xenos
Contact Phone number 49811444

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 Teaching Service 
Position Information 

Tomaree High School is part of a unique educational facility in NSW. Tomaree Education Centre incorporates Tomaree High School, Tomaree Public School and the Tomaree Campus of the Hunter Institute of Technology (TAFE). Over 2000 people attend the centre each day.  

Tomaree High School currently has 1180 students, including 54 in the Support Unit and 95 Aboriginal students. Co-operation and collaboration between the three stakeholders is a feature of this facility. Tomaree High School provides a comprehensive education to the youth of the Tomaree Peninsula where emphasis is placed on student welfare, academic achievement, sporting and social development, and use of technology in learning in an ordered student friendly environment. 

Tomaree High offers a diverse range of subjects across the school, catering to a wide variety of interests and abilities. This includes the support unit of eight classes. Tomaree High is a Positive Behaviour for Learning (P.B.L.) school. PBL is a school-wide behaviour initiative which employs a whole school systems approach to address problem behaviour and reduce its effect on student outcomes and on the school community as a whole. PBL encourages positive behaviour from students, which has been shown to improve their self-concept and motivation to learn. 

Specific Selection Criteria 

1.Approval to teach Primary Industries (General Agriculture), Agriculture and willingness to teach/or approval to teach Science. 

2.Demonstrated capacity to use evidence-based classroom practice, that fosters a culture of high expectations and models inclusive teaching practices for students with a wide range of learning need. 

3.Demonstrated understanding of syllabus requirements with the capacity to integrate scientific literacy and numeracy into classroom practice. 

4. Knowledge of and commitment to the Department of Education’s Aboriginal Education Policies and capacity to improve outcomes for Aboriginal students. 


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.

New merit selection application guidelines for classroom teachers, executives and principals have been introduced to provide greater clarity to applicants and selection panels. The guidelines were in effect on positions advertised from Wednesday 10th June 2020. The guidelines are located at:

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