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Supporting Our Graduates

We value the fresh and contemporary ideas that graduates bring, and purposefully strive to attract and support them in our schools. We provide a two-year support program, with options to fast track to leadership through our ‘A Call to Vocation’ program.   

Your first steps as a teacher can be both exciting and daunting. Our first-year teachers receive genuine support from their mentor, and support from school and system, to help build capability and confidence. 

Our aim is to make you feel welcome from day one, and help you upskill and progress along your career path.    

You will be provided:  

  • A structured program, including regular meetings, support to gain full registration, remote teacher support to visit Cairns schools and rural teacher workshops, and formal and informal network groups
  • A formal induction and orientation program at your school
  • A trained mentor and additional release time to meet with them
  • Classroom observations and profiling
  • Collegial planning opportunities  
  • Access to experts. We partner with world-renowned educators to assist in improving learning and teaching across our system.  

Catholic schools foster a sense of community and camaraderie; however, you don’t have to be Catholic to join us! We simply ask that our primary teachers are open to learning how to teach religion. 

If you’d like to know more about our pre-service teacher scholarships or graduate support, visit Final Year Education Student Scholarships or contact our Director Workforce Capability by emailing graduateteachers@cns.catholic.edu.au. View our Early Career Teacher Support brochure.

Our Early Career Teacher Award is presented annually during Catholic Education Week as part of the Docemus Awards and reflects our focus on recruiting and supporting graduate teachers. 

Hear from some of our Graduate Teachers.