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Some fantastic exchange opportunities commencing January 2019 are available. An exchange is the direct swap of your position and your accommodation; your year away is counted as a year of service; your conditions remain the same; you are paid by your home employer (there is lots to claim on tax including airfares); your children may attend local schools (and pay no school fees); you will have the best time of your life!

Next year there is also the chance to go on a double teacher exchange. These are rare opportunities!

It could be an IEU/DET exchange also; these have been done in the past (i.e. one teacher works in a Catholic school and the other in a public school as long as both are Catholic!).

For more information on these exchanges or on the program itself, please call Helen Gregory on 8202 8900 or 1800 467 943 or email with expressions of interest.

Canada January 2019

Alliston Ontario – Kathy teaches English at Banting Memorial High School in Alliston. She has also taught History and Guidance and has excellent references. Kathy exchanged to southern NSW in 2006 and found the experience rewarding beyond belief; it was the best educational year of her career as an educator delivering programs and curriculum and also as a learner of the Australian education system and wants to return.

Kathy is married to Paul and they have grown up children. A lovely three bedroom home in Creemore is available for exchange.

Creemore is known for its many festivals, world-class restaurants, amenities not far from ski hills and cross country skiing. This charming village is a little town north of Collingwood nestled amongst the valley of the Mad and Noisy Rivers. The name many be familiar because of a certain beer, but there is much more to this town than its famous craft beer.

Voted as one of the ten prettiest towns in Canada, Creemore is a magnificent place to exchange to for a year. If you want to experience rural Ontario and not that far from cities like Toronto and Barrie, then this is for you!

Primary teacher exchange: Canada January 2019

Ottawa Ontario - Jamie teaches Grade 5 French Immersion at Broadview Public School in Ottawa, the capital city of Canada. Students are 10 years old and have been taught in French for the majority of the school day since they were six years old. The school represents a rich diversity of families with three quarters of the school population enrolled in the French Immersion program. Jamie is married with three daughters and has a four bedroom home in Quebec available for exchange; just across the river from Ottawa. The home was built in 1930 by a Member of Parliament and is on two acres of land and includes an in ground swimming pool and a barn and horse stables. What a spot!

Windsor Ontario - Mary teaches at St Angela Catholic Elementary School in Windsor. She is an experienced teacher and has excellent references. Mary is Catholic, has two daughters accompanying her on the exchange and has a beautiful four bedroom home 5km from school available for exchange. The incoming teacher must be Catholic. Windsor is the southernmost city in Canada and has a mild climate and is right across the border from Detroit in Michigan; great for shopping in the US. It is a three hour drive to Niagara Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world and five hours from Toronto. A great exchange destination!

London Ontario - Eileen teaches French Immersion at St Anthony French Immersion Catholic School in London. Most subjects are taught in French (7-8 year old) and Religion and Family Life are taught in English. Eileen is also qualified to teach Grade 7 to Grade 12. The incoming teacher must be Catholic. Eileen is Catholic, plays the guitar at Mass every Sunday and has a four bedroom home available for exchange in Mount Brydges, a quiet bedroom community located 10 km from London. London is home to the University of Western Ontario and hosts many musical and artistic exhibits and festivals. Another great exchange destination!

Double teacher exchange: Canada January 2019

Fonthill (Niagra Falls) Ontario - Bernie is an Educational Resource Teacher qualified to teach Geography, Religion, PE, Special Education (at Lakeshore Catholic School in Port Colbourne. There is much flex here for the incoming teacher. Bernie is married to Megan who presently teaches Grade 2 at Holy Name Catholic Elementary School in Welland. They have two school aged daughters and have a four bedroom/four bathroom home with a swimming pool available for exchange. Fonthill is a beautiful quiet place with so many nearby town, quaint villages and cities to get to and enjoy; surrounded by ski hills, fruit orchards and walking trails. The incoming teachers must be Catholic. Top spot!

Georgetown (Mississauga) Ontario – Thomas teaches at St Clare School in Mississauga. He currently does library and planning time (K-8) for all subjects and is qualified to teach across all primary grades. There is flex regarding the planning time subjects. Thomas is married to Jennifer who teaches at St Daniel Combomi School in Brampton. She currently does library and planning time (K-8) for all subjects and is also qualified to teach across all primary grades. Again, the incoming exchange teacher will have the option of choosing which planning time subjects they are comfortable with. A three bedroom home is available for exchange in Georgetown; a town with 15 churches, hiking trails, skate parks, ice hockey rinks and 20 minutes from the Glen Eden ski and snowboard facility. The incoming teachers must be Catholic! Another top one!

New Brunswick - Nathan teaches at Meduxnekeag Consolidated School in Woodstock NB. He is currently teaching elementary Physical Education and is qualified to teach across a number of subjects, including Computing and Technology across all grades. The school is a new K-8 school where both English and French are taught. His wife Meg teaches at the same school and presently teaching Grade 1 French Immersion but is qualified to teach all primary subjects including French. Both Nathan and Meg are very sporty and coach sporting teams. They have three children and have the most beautiful country home available for exchange just out of Woodstock and on the Saint John River and not far from ski hills. Woodstock is on the border of USA and Maine is just 15 minutes away and Boston five hours away; look up

Ontario – Shanna teaches Grade 2 at Terry Fox Elementary School in Barrie. The assignment for the incoming teacher could be negotiated to suit the exchange teacher. She is married to Daryl who teaches elementary Media and Computing Studies at Holly Meadows Elementary School in Barrie, although the assignment for the incoming teacher could be negotiable ie primary/elementary subjects. If there was one to be matched, it would be preferred that Shanna is and Daryl would hope to pick up supply teaching. They have three children and a beautiful five bedroom/four bathroom home in Midhurst available for exchange 5kms from Barrie. The family love ice hockey and downhill skiing and Daryl coaches hockey. Barrie is a popular exchange destination surrounded by beautiful lakes and ski hills.

Ontario – Christian teaches English, including IB English, at Victoria Park Collegiate Institute in Toronto; he is also qualified to teach History. He is married Jennifer who is a Visual Art teacher at East York Collegiate Institute in Toronto. Either Christian or Jennifer could be matched but would prefer it to be Christian. They have two children and have a three bedroom home available for exchange in Toronto. Christian is a banjo player and an avid angler; Jennifer is also a visual artist working mostly in oil paints and has developed a new course on Indigenous Arts and Culture to Grade 9 students and would love to share this knowledge and build upon her knowledge of Indigenous cultures in Australia.

For more information on these exchanges and on the program itself, please call Helen Gregory on 8202 8900 or 1800 467 943. You can download an application from the IEU’s website – (teacher exchange); or email with an expression of interest.