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Australian Exchange

OECTA members are invited to trade places for a year with a teacher in an Australian Catholic school as part of an exchange program organized by The Canadian Education Exchange Foundation (CEEF), a non-profit charitable organization that provides national and international exchange programs and services for students and educators.

The OECTA member will exchange his or her teaching position with a Catholic teacher in Australia for one year. Members will also trade residences or provide appropriate living accommodation for the incoming exchange partner. The OECTA member continues to be employed and paid by the home school board, and all benefits and seniority are retained.

Each Australian state has its own educational system; educators choose the state in which they wish to exchange. As well, there is a large private school system with whom we also work.

To register, contact Mariana Rakiteansky, Teacher Exchange Coordinator, via email at teachers@ceef.ca or phone at 705-739-7596.

Course Placement Opportunities

Arts/Music - New!
Canberra (New!)
REGION SCHOOL
Canberra St Francis Xavier College

Teacher Profile

Damien teaches Visual Arts and Photography at St Francis Xavier College in Florey in the ACT. SFXC is a co-ed Catholic college with approximately 1200 students from Years 7-12. Damien is married to a fellow teacher and they have three children. Damien is Catholic and has a four bedroom home on the southside of Canberra available for exchange. It is close to shops, schools, sporting facilities and public transport. Canberra, the capital city of Australia, is a family friendly city and known for its green spaces, parks and nature reserves. It is 90 min drive to the South Coast with the best beaches in NSW and a two hour drive to the Snowy Mountains to ski at. Canberra is home to award winning wineries, world class mountain biking trails and has its own ice hockey and baseball teams! A visual beauty!


Nowra (New!)
REGION SCHOOL
Nowra Evangelist Catholic High School

Teacher Profile

Michael teaches Music at St John the Evangelist Catholic High School in Nowra, on the south coast of NSW. This school has had 10 or so exchanges in the past. It is a Catholic co-ed school and one of the more prestigious schools in the area. Michael is Catholic, married with two boys and has a large modern house on a quite cul-de-sac with ocean and mountain views within a short walking distance to the best beaches, local schools, the train station and the town centre. The home is in Kiama, arguably one of the nicest sea side suburbs in Australia with a picturesque small village feel only two hours from Sydney and with a national airport only 20 minutes by train or car. Kiama is famous for its Blow Hole, a real tourist attraction!


English/History - New!
Terranora (New!)
REGION SCHOOL
Terranora (North Coast of NSW) Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School

Teacher Profile

John teaches mostly English at Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School in Terranora, on the beautiful north coast of NSW. He has the support of his principal who also has participated in the exchange program as a teacher before. John is married with two daughters and has a lovely three bedroom home available for exchange across the road from the beach in Kingscliff. Kingscliff is a coastal town just south of Tweed Heads in the northern rivers region of NSW and is a beach community with great beaches and estuary access for swimming, surfing, fishing and water sports.


Canberra - Marist College (New!)
REGION SCHOOL
Canberra Marist College

Teacher Profile

Michael teaches at Marist College in Canberra, an all-boys school; it has had quite a few exchanges before. The school also is very strong with their sporting competitions and it has a real community sense about it, and parents are heavily involved in the extensive sporting and co-curricular offerings. Michael is Catholic, married with three children and has a four bedroom home available for exchange on top of the suburb of Weston with a truly fabulous view of the sunset over the Brindabella Ranges. Canberra is the capital city of Australia and even has an ice hockey team!


Canberra - Daramalan College (New!)
REGION SCHOOL
Canberra Daramalan College

Teacher Profile

Matthew teaches English and History at Daramalan College, a Catholic independent school in North Canberra. The school has over 1400 students and 50 staff and is located on expansive grounds in Dickson. Matthew is young and recently married and has a one bedroom apartment available for exchange. Canberra is Australia’s largest inland city and home to numerous bars and nightclubs in the areas of Dickson, Kingston and the city. It is home to the National Folk Festival, the Royal Canberra Show and the Summernats car festival.


Design and Technology
REGION SCHOOL
Albury NSW Xavier Catholic High School 

Teacher Profile

Maggie teaches D & T (Textiles and Wood/Metal) at Xavier Catholic High School in Albury. She is single and there are lots of flexible opportunities for the incoming teacher and also with timing ie a mid year exchange would be acceptable. She has a lovely three bedroom home available for exchange in Albury. Albury is situated on the NSW/Victorian border; so Melbourne just down the highway and Sydney just up the highway.


English/Religion
Port Macquarie NSW
REGION SCHOOL
Port Macquarie NSW St Joseph’s Regional High School

Teacher Profile

Anne-Maree teaches at St Joseph’s and is an experienced English teacher with excellent references. St Joseph’s has had a number of exchanges previously and most want to stay! Anne-Marie has grown up children, is Catholic, and has a three bedroom home available for exchange in Port Macquarie on the mid north coast of NSW; surrounded by beautiful beaches and is home to the Koala Hospital of Australia (you can cuddle them too).


Canberra ACT
REGION SCHOOL
Canberra ACT St Mary Mackillop College

Teacher Profile

Ludmilla teaches RE (and English) at St Mary MacKillop College in Canberrra. This school has had lovely exchanges from Ontario previously and the principal supports them. Ludmilla is single and has a two bedroom apartment in Griffith, a green and leafy dress-circle suburb close to Lake Burley Griffith, the National Gallery of Australia, Parliament House and the National Gallery. Bike paths circle the lake and Manuka and Kingston café and shopping precinct is nearby!


Geography / Social Studies - New!
Perth WA
REGION SCHOOL
Perth WA Christian Brothers College Fremantle

Teacher Profile

Joel teaches Geography and Humanities at CBC, a Catholic boys school in Fremantle. Fremantle is the port at the mouth of the Swan River with lots of restaurants and night life. Joel is single and has a two bedroom apartment (with a gym and pool) in East Perth within walking distance to the city; the fastest growing city in Australia! He is the coach of the interschool tennis team.


Grafton (New!)
REGION SCHOOL
Grafton McAuley Catholic College

Teacher Profile

Stuart teaches Social Studies at McAuley Catholic College in Grafton. McAuley is a co-ed Catholic school located near the Clarence River on the city side of the city of Grafton. The school has very modern facilities including a new stadium/weight room and a language centre. McAauley has had lots of exchanges in the past and this will be Stuart’s second exchange. He is married with three children and has an amazing three bedroom home located on 27 acres in a beautiful area of NSW with great views from the veranda and opportunities for bushwalking right outside the backdoor. It is also 45 minutes from some of the most spectacular beaches in Australia and is located on the majestic Clarence River and offers lots of sporting and cultural activities. Grafton is famous for its Jacaranda Festival.


Physical Education
REGION SCHOOL
Gosford Central Coast Grammar School

Teacher Profile

Mark teaches PE and this top independent school on the Central Coast of NSW. Mark has previously been on exchange to BC and loved it so much, he wants to do another one! He is Catholic, married and has a lovely and new three bedroom home at Forresters Beach; right on one of the best beaches on the Central Coast.




 
REGION SCHOOL
Canberra ACT Radford College

Teacher Profile

Peter is married and has a four bedroom home available for exchange (with kangaroos in his backyard); plus a holiday house on the south coast of NSW, two hours away to enjoy, just like a Canadian lake cottage! Peter has been on exchange before and is keen to go again. Radford College is a great exchange school with a supportive principal.




 
REGION SCHOOL
Wagga Wagga NSW Kildare Catholic College

Teacher Profile

Andrew has three children and has a four bedroom home in Wagga Wagga in the Riverina region, famous for its many wineries and is not far from the Victorian border.


Physical Education/Religion - New!
Port Macquarie NSW
REGION SCHOOL
Port Macquarie NSW MacKillop College

Teacher Profile

Adam is the Assistant Principal but would exchange as a classroom teacher of PE and Religion. He is Catholic, married with three children and has a new four bedroom home available for exchange in Port Macquarie. This is a top exchange destination; so many beaches to enjoy and the school has had exchanges previously. A past exchange teacher emigrated after his exchange as it was paradise!


Armidale
REGION SCHOOL
Armidale O’Connor Catholic College

Teacher Profile

Jenny teaches Religion and is also a PE teacher at O’Connor Catholic College, a wonderful high school in the rural town of Armidale. Armidale is approximately two hours inland from the coast and is situated halfway between Sydney and Brisbane. Armidale is Australia’s highest city and an ideal base for exploring the natural attractions of the New England region. It has a World Heritage National Park and is well known as an education centre which boasts 16 schools, a Conservatorium of Music and the University of New England. Jenny is married to Damian, also an RE and PE teacher at the college and they have both done an exchange before as a double exchange and this time will either take a single or a double. They have four children, two live at home, and have a beautiful four bedroom home available for exchange. Armidale is awesome!


Primary
Yass
REGION SCHOOL
Yass Mount Carmel School

Teacher Profile

Tara is 28 years of age, Catholic and single and presently teaching Year 3 at this beautiful K-6 Catholic school. Tara lives opposite the school in a two bedroom apartment and a block from the main street. The school has had exchanges previously. Yass an historic town about 40 minutes drive from Canberra.


Ryde (Sydney) NSW
REGION SCHOOL
Ryde (Sydney) NSW Holy Spirit Primary School

Teacher Profile

Jane is an experienced primary teacher with excellent references. She is Catholic, married with two children and has a beautiful four bedroom home in the trendy and inner west suburb of Sydney available for exchange. This is a beauty; so much see and do and so close the centre of Sydney, the harbour, the Opera House, the national parks etc.


Maroubra (Sydney) NSW
REGION SCHOOL
Maroubra (Sydney) NSW St Aiden’s Primary School

Teacher Profile

Daniel is a young, sporty, single Catholic teacher teaching Grade 5 (can teach all grades) in a Catholic school in the eastern suburbs of Sydney; close to shops and the best beaches in the eastern suburbs. He has a two bedroom apartment available for exchange. The incoming teacher would need to be a Catholic.


Rutherford (Newcastle) NSW
REGION SCHOOL
Rutherford (Newcastle) NSW St Paul’s Primary School

Teacher Profile

Philip teaches at Year 3 at St Paul’s. He is Catholic, married with three young boys. He lives in an ‘old miner’s cottage in Cardiff, a lovely three bedroom home. He lives five minutes from the beautiful Lake Macquarie and Newcastle’s beaches are 15 minutes away; the best beaches too! Cardiff is 10 minutes from the Hunter Expressway to the wineries of Hunter Valley and the Pacific Motorway to Sydney.


Helensburgh NSW
REGION SCHOOL
Helensburgh NSW St John Bosco Primary School Engadine

Teacher Profile

Jolene teaches Year 5 and has Masters Degree and is also the Numeracy Coordiantor at her school. She is Catholic, married with two daughters and lives in Helensburgh, a small ‘bush’ town five minutes drive to the beach. Bush walks, an animal park, pool, cafes are close to home and an hour train trip to Sydney and 20 minutes drive to Wollongong and more beautiful beaches.


Amaroo (Canberra) ACT
REGION SCHOOL
Amaroo (Canberra) ACT Good Shepherd Primary School

Teacher Profile

Hayley teaches Grade 3 at Good Shepherd Primary School. She is young, sporty, single and Catholic with excellent references and has an lovely townhouse available for exchange. Canberra is the nation’s capital; two hours from the pristine South Coast beaches and two hours from the renowned snow resorts (Thredbo, Prisher and Mt Kosciusko).


Science - New!
Five Dock (Sydney)
REGION SCHOOL
Five Dock (Sydney) Domremy College

Teacher Profile

Rebecca is also qualified to teach Maths. Domremy College is a Catholic girls school. She is married with two children and has lovely three bedroom townhouse available for exchange in Marrickville, a trendy inner west suburb of Sydney; great cafes and restaurants!


Bowral (New!)
REGION SCHOOL
Bowral Chevalier College

Teacher Profile

Deborah teaches Chemistry and Science at Chevalier College in Bowral. She has also taught Earth and Environmental Science, Biology and Physics in 30 years of teaching. She has a particular interest in leading the sustainability program at the college. Chevalier College is an independent Catholic school in Bowral, sitting on 100 acres and is known for its strong pastoral care program and extracurricular sports program. Deborah is married with grown up children and has a beautiful and large four bedroom home set in a 1.7 acre garden in Bowral available for exchange. Bowral is in the stunning Southern Highlands and is considered a favoured weekend destination for Sydneysiders and is popular for this autumn foliage and tulip time festival. A Bowral Beauty!


Orange (New!)
REGION SCHOOL
Orange James Sheahan Catholic School

Teacher Profile

Kilty teaches Biology/Science at James Sheahan Catholic School in Orange, the students at the school have gained a reputation as being friendly and helpful and will go out of their way to be welcoming and accommodating. JSCS has also had a number of exchanges before. The school is located in the centre of Orange and Kilty’s home is five minutes away in one of the best streets in Orange. Orange is considered the food bowl of NSW and prides itself on fresh produce. It also has over 100 vineyards and numerous wine festivals are held throughout the year. A bonus is living at this high altitude (900m) is that they don’t experience the scorching summers. Kilty is Catholic, married with two children and has a lovely circa 1930s three bedroom home available for exchange. Orange – the tidy town!


Social Studies/English
REGION SCHOOL
Canberra ACT Marist College Pearce

Teacher Profile

Janine is married with three children and has a four bedroom home available in Canberra. There are no traffic jams in Canberra; it is 1 ½ hours to the coast to surf and 1 ½ hours to the Snowy Mountains to ski. This school has had lots of exchanges before and there is lots of flex for the incoming teacher.

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