I started my teaching career exactly where most people do – utterly unsure of what to do, what I wanted, or how to get started.
So, you’ve been a relief teacher for a little while, and you’ve decided that you want your first teaching contract.
Just seeing all the tiny children with their clothes and bags that were too big for them, and hand held tightly by their parents made me feel a little nauseous.
Relief teaching can be tricky. It has wonderful moments (like going home and not needing to mark workbooks all night), but sometimes you want something more.
With the number of names that you need to remember (and how little time you have to learn them), you need a solid strategy in place to help you.
These strategies will take 30 seconds either in your lesson or after. They may just be the best 30 seconds you can spend to support your students.
If you are a relief teacher in a public Tasmanian school, you will earn between $35.55 and $58.66 per hour depending on your level of training and experience.
Casual relief teachers working in NSW public schools will be paid between $381.41 and $460.01 per day from the beginning of 2022, depending on your tier.
As a relief teacher in ACT public schools, you will earn between $285 and $446 per day depending on how much teaching experience you have.
If you are a relief teacher working in public schools in the Northern Territory, you can expect to earn between $61.55 and $67.71 per hour. Your exact pay rate