Teacher Human Society and its Environment - Merewether High School

NSW Department of EducationNewcastle


 Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley   

Advertisement Number A900097977

Number of Positions

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 Merewether High School
Principal Network Newcastle
Staffing Area Newcastle
 FTE 1.000

Contact Name Nicole Clark
Contact Phone number (02) 4969 3855

Closing Date


Job Category



 Teaching Service 
Position Information 

Merewether High School is an academically selective high school located in Newcastle. Core values of integrity, diversity and excellence underpin a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum to drive academic achievement. The school caters for 1085 students from a wide geographical area, including 16 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

High expectations of all students are maintained, consistent with each student’s ability to ensure they achieve their personal best. Students are encouraged to participate in leadership, creative and performing arts programs and sporting pursuits, along with a range of extra-curricular activities. Our highly skilled, experienced and dedicated teaching staff focus on quality teaching and learning experiences, with an emphasis and understanding of strategies that challenge, develop the high potential and meet the needs of gifted students.

We aim to develop students who are innovative thinkers, confident and independent learners who possess strong ethical values and highly developed social conscience. Significant features of the school are an active and supportive parent body and a community committed to excellence and diversity. These strong links with community enhance the development of the high potential and gifted students, guiding them to reach their potential.

Specific Selection Criteria 

Approval to teach Legal Studies and Geography (7-10), approval and/or willingness to teach Business Studies and Economics.

Demonstrated excellence in classroom practice including the ability to deliver engaging lessons which build a culture of high expectations, and emphasize deep content knowledge and skill development.

Demonstrated ability to collaborate as part of a faculty team in developing, implementing, evaluating and sharing quality teaching and learning programs.

Strong understanding of the needs of high potential and gifted students and the ability to challenge students to achieve their personal best.

Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to build strong relationships with teachers, students, parents and the community.


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.


To ensure that your application complies with the guideline page limits your attachments must be in PDF format.

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 are in effect on positions advertised from Wednesday 10th June 2020. The guidelines are located at: https://education.nsw.gov.au/about-us/careers-at-education/roles-and-locations/roles-at-education/teaching/addressing-selection-criteria.html

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