Nawarddeken Academy

Winnellie NT, Australia

Classroom Teachers


July 31, 2024
Winnellie NT, Australia
Jodi Vallak

Join the Nawarddeken Academy: A Unique Opportunity in West Arnhem Land

Are you a passionate educator eager to make a difference in Indigenous education? Nawarddeken Academy invites you to join our team and become part of a transformative educational journey in the heart of the Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) of West Arnhem Land.

About Us:

The Nawarddeken Academy offers a unique model of bi-cultural, community-driven education in remote Indigenous communities in west Arnhem Land. The Nawarddeken Academy was established at the request of local Indigenous elders, who wanted desperately for children to be able to access fulltime education in their home communities. 

Nawarddeken Academy operates three schools within the IPA: Kabulwarnamyo, Manmoyi, and Mamadawerre. 

Position Available:

Are you a dedicated educator seeking an opportunity to make a real difference? Nawarddeken Academy is currently seeking passionate teachers to join our team for Semester 2 of 2024 and the start of 2025. This is your chance to work in a unique and culturally immersive environment, where you can have a profound impact on the lives of Indigenous children.

Opportunities available:

We have a variety of teaching and leadership positions available due to our current staff taking study leave, maternity leave, and others who have completed their contracts. This presents an exciting chance for motivated individuals to join our dynamic team and contribute to our mission of providing quality education while fostering cultural pride and environmental stewardship.

Selection Criteria:

1.    Experience in teaching mulltiple Key Learning Areas of the Australian Curriculum

2.    Knowledge and capacity, or willingness to develop competency, in explicitly teaching  foundational literacy and numeracy skills

3.    Understanding of differentation across multi-aged classrooms

4.    Experience in working in a remote context

5.    Personal philosophy regarding teaching and behaviour management.


Competitive salary package
Professional development opportunities
Immersive cultural experiences
Contribution to Indigenous education and community development
Opportunity to explore the natural beauty of West Arnhem Land

How to Apply:

If you are ready to embark on a rewarding career journey with Nawarddeken Academy, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your qualifications and passion for Indigenous education to 

Apply now and be part of something truly special at Nawarddeken Academy.



Nawarddeken Academy

Winnellie NT, Australia
0459 216 141
Early Years
These positions will be based at either Mamardawerre or Manmoyi communities within the Warddeken Indigenous Protected Area (IPA), in remote western Arnhem Land.