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QLD174 Stanbroke Augustus

My husband and I have 2 school aged children. A 12-year-old boy in Year 6, and a 14-year-old boy in year 8, both are very boisterous rough and tumble boys.  My husband and I run a large cattle property in the Gulf of Carpentaria 320km North of Cloncurry, There are 15 other permanent staff that live on the property. as well as contractors at different times. 

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Apply to Kylie Tait
Email address augustus@stanbroke.com
Phone Number 07) 47 485 505

Start Date July 2018


320km north of Cloncurry
150km east of both Burketown & Gregory

School MISOTA, & Western Alliance – secondary through MISOTA

Essential Criteria
·         Working with Children Check in QLD (Can be applied for upon application)
·         Previous experience working with children
·         Car
·         Senior First Aid and CPR Certificate
Station life
The Tutor is welcome to be part of our family and participate in life around the property outside school time.  Please ask us if you would like to participate in anything as sometimes we forget to offer.  Any help offered is always welcome.
Social life
While we do not consider that we are geographically isolated, social life in the bush can be limited.  The Tutor may need to be willing to seek some entertainment/social life away from the property.  It is not a requirement but the Tutor is encouraged to get away on some weekends. During the cooler months we try to participate in some horse sporting events. Tutors are welcome to come along but may need to provide their own transport.  If the family is attending a function or social event we will endeavor to include the Tutor where possible.

Job Duties
Home Tutor of 2 children, a 12-year-old boy in Year 6, and a 14-year-old boy in year 8 studying via Mount Isa School Of The Air, at Augustus Station, 140 km south of Little Town
Prepare and organise the weekly program and schoolroom.  Supervise the children's work and help as required (but do not do the work for them). Organise at least 20 minutes a day of sport or physical activity.   We aim to have as much ‘face to face’ experience with the children’s class as possible and will attend as many camps, workshops, mini-schools etc. as possible.  You will be expected to supervise and support our children as necessary during these outings. 
This position may include the following duties and general help;
You are required to keep schoolroom and your own quarters in a tidy conditioning.
Flexibility with school when any appointments pop up.
A small amount of general cleaning duties such as sweeping or mopping at times & a willingness to just help out when needed
Outdoors work is available if wanted during school holidays and can be a good opportunity for tutor to experience station life outside the classroom.
This position may include some childcare at various busy times.  We also prefer a commitment by a Tutor to stay to the end of the school year as this continuity is better for the children.
The schoolroom is 20m from the house and is a 1 roomed cottage with an en suit .  The schoolroom is well set up with commercial office desks with each child having their own laptop computer with noise cancelling headphones for lessons.  The schoolroom must be cleaned and tidied regularly.  Encourage the children to participate in this by packing up their own desk areas. Great heating and cooling with a reverse cycle split system.  Large window to provide natural light.
A self‑contained room with your own en suit.
Your own linen is required. The cleaning of the house and schoolroom is the responsibility of the Tutor. No smoking in any of the buildings.  We also have a large Recreational Club, that has access to its own satellite box for television, Foxtel, Wi-Fi, pool table, above ground swimming pool, staff BBQ & beer garden with an inside as well as an outdoor entertainment area
Hours of work
Children’s school hours can vary with season but are generally 8.00 – 3.00 Monday to Friday, plus Home Tutor will require additional time to prepare lessons. Home Tutor is encouraged to include extracurricular activities for the children outside of school if time permits, i.e. cooking, science experiments, physical exercise.
The station cook will provide Home Tutor their breakfast smoko, lunch and evening meals during days worked. Tutor is to provide own meals of a weekend if the rest of the staff are on days off. Meat & veg can be supplied and eggs if available.  Some days the Tutor may be required to supervise morning tea and lunch if I am not available.
Twice a week from Cloncurry delivered to the homestead on Tuesday & Thursday
 9 am. Tutor is responsible for getting etc. set work ready for post.

A phone connection is supplied in Rec Club.  Phone in schoolroom is to be used only for school matters during school hours unless otherwise negotiated, the same goes for the school internet and Face book during school hours will not be tolerated.
Satellite Internet access in the Recreation club for free.
OPTION 1 (for people on wages)
Salary Package Valued at $875
* Gross Pay per week       $ 725.00
* Fringe Benefits provided by employer valued at $150 per week
·         Accommodation & Electricity
·         Phone
·         Foxtel, Internet and computer in Rec room
·         All Meals
* Holiday Options
Option 1: School Holidays will be paid if you choose to work on the property
Option 2: School Holidays will be unpaid should you choose not to work outside the classroom
4 weeks annual leave will be accrued over the course of the year 
More information and negotiable on application according to experience.
When necessary to attend school function and some social functions nearby supervisor will be transported with the family as room in vehicle allows. If supervisor uses own vehicle to attend school function, they will be reimbursed for fuel if appropriate.
2016-2017 governess – Meagan Davies - sayo_18@hotmail.com
"I highly recommend this family and have loved my time here. Great accommodation set in gorgeous gardens and terrific boys"




Matthew aged 14

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Clayton aged 12

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horses enjoying the lawn

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Morning Glory cloud above a beautiful sunrise

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Leichhardt Falls

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Walking cattle

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beautiful gardens


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