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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

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
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).


Geography
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.


Physical Education
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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
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!


Primary
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.




 
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.




 
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.




 
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.




 
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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.




 
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).


Religion/English
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!


Science
REGION SCHOOL
Five Dock (Sydney) NSW 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!


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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