Rural & Remote Schools

From Esperance in the south to Wyndham in the North East of Western Australia, there are many opportunities to work in rural and remote Catholic schools.

In the Bunbury region alone there are 27 schools, a further 10 in the Geraldton diocese and 13 in the Broome diocese.

A number of the very remote schools have a predominantly Aboriginal population making these schools distinct from others in terms of:

  • Isolation

  • Distance from a town centre

  • Distance from Perth

  • Educational needs

  • Cultural, social, climatic and recreational environments.

We invite you to join our rural and remote school communities, to experience the difference and make a difference!

Current vacancies are listed on this site as well as in the West Australian and regional newspapers and on the relevant school’s website. Applications are made directly to the school/office by the closing date specified. The recruitment and selection of staff is typically conducted at the school. However, there is a specific program to assist with recruitment in the Kimberley.

The Kimberley Calling Program assists Principals in the Kimberley Catholic schools with the recruitment of staff through initial interviews held in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney. A strong focus for all Kimberley Catholic schools is improving the literacy and numeracy outcomes of students, and therefore demonstrated expertise in these areas is highly desirable.

Financial incentives, including relocation expenses, service bonus, increased long service leave and Christmas vacation travel are paid to staff in some of these locations.

Kimberley Calling Program Information Sessions in 2016

Date Time Venue Registration Date
Thursday, 16 June 5.00pm-7.00pm Catholic Education WA
50 Ruislip Street
Leederville, Perth, WA
Monday, 13 June
Saturday, 25 June 10.30am-12.30pm Catholic Education WA
50 Ruislip Street
Leederville, Perth, WA
Wednesday, 22 June
Saturday, 23 July
10.00am-12.00pm Jasper Hotel
489 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Monday, 18 July
Tuesday, 9 August 5.00pm-7.00pm Catholic Education WA
50 Ruislip Street
Leederville, Perth, WA
Monday, 8 August
Monday, 19 September
10.30am-12.30pm Treacy Conference Centre
126 The Avenue
Parkville, Melbourne, VIC
Monday, 12 September

The Information Sessions will provide an insight into teaching and living in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia.

The Kimberley Region lays claim to some of the most spectacular scenery and attractions in Australia, including Lake Argyle, the magnificent gorges along the Ord River, Bungle Bungles and Cable Beach. The unique cultural diversity makes it an interesting and rewarding place to both work and live.

If you wish to attend one of these information sessions please register your interest via email to kimberley.calling@ceo.wa.edu.au by registration dates listed above. If you cannot attend an information session but wish to express your interest in working in the Kimberley Region in 2016, please submit an Expression of Interest form by the due date to kimberley.calling@ceo.wa.edu.au

Catholic Schools in the Kimberley