Hervey Bay Future School – EOI for Class Teachers

Have you ever thought of a sea change? Here’s your chance to experience one in beautiful Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast, Qld. Have you ever wished you could engage your students in a creative, child-centred learning environment? Here’s your opportunity to be in on the ground floor of a new school starting in 2020.
We are seeking expressions of interest (EOI) for Class Teachers who are passionate about student engagement, practical application and facilitating deep learning.
The school will open in 2020 with 2 classrooms P-4 and 5-9, and there are plans to expand to a third classroom around 2023. The EOI will be replaced formally after Accreditation is finalised approximately July – September 2019.
Our philosophy is to bring together the best of existing alternative approaches. We are passionate about creating an environment with a diverse range of activities, experiences and inspiration. To facilitate this, we plan holding workshops with community and specialist teachers, especially on Friday Fun Day. In addition, we plan on having permanent part-time Specialist teachers (e.g. Art, Music and Science) for weekly sessions and for group/own projects. This will ensure students engage with a range of interesting and holistic learning experiences with field experts. Students will be provided with time each week to focus on individual and group learning projects.
Developing an empowering school community is central to our vision. The school week will start and end with a whole school meeting and each day will start and end with a class circle, and students will have representatives on the management board.
You will be working in a lovely bushland setting with a vegetable garden, chook pen and large outdoor undercover area. You will have small class sizes, with approximately 15 learners, and have your own teacher aide as well as a floating teacher aide (who will also be the school secretary).
We are an ADEC school and encourage ADEC teachers to apply.
Please email us on for an information pack or see our Facebook page “Hervey Bay Future School Inc” for more information.
Thanks and Regards, Hervey Bay Future School Committee.
Expression of Interest form

Village High School in Ventnor, Australia, is seeking an inspiring Curriculum Leader/Mentor

Village High School is seeking an inspiring Curriculum Leader/Mentor
Village High School (VHS) is a new alternative high school opening in January 2019 on rural acreage in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. VHS is based on an innovative model of schooling that has been developed at Koonwarra Village School (KVS) and Phillip Island Village School (PIVS) over the last seven years. We aim to create educational pathways that support the development of creative, empowered individuals with the capabilities, motivation, inspiration, and confidence to generate positive and lasting change in the world.

VHS will open with a cohort of up to 20 Year 7 students. The intention is to keep the school numbers at a human-scale, with a maximum of 120 students at full capacity (years 7-12 in 2024). This will to preserve the informal, family-like atmosphere and facilitate the connections between people and depth of relationships that this size allows.

We are looking for an educator who cares passionately about Democratic Education models and Social and Emotional Learning, and who is self-motivated, adaptive, adventurous, resilient and playful.

Alongside these qualities, you will also need:

  • Registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (or another State/Territory body in Australia).
  • A Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Secondary and/or Primary Education
  • An ability and keen desire to teach in an alternative or holistic school setting.
  • A deep respect for all students and a clear personal teaching philosophy that matches with the Philosophy and Guiding Principles of Village High School.
  • A passion for life-long learning, a demonstrated growth mindset, and well-developed executive skills.

If you have varied life experiences and thrive in indoor and outdoor teaching settings, we would love to hear from you! Please see the Join the Team page of our website: to apply by 01 October 2018.