Matraville Education Partnership

Matraville Education Partnership

UNSW School of Education partners with Matraville High School to deliver a suite of academic and creative enrichment programs to students at the school, their families, and the wider community. Matraville High School serves a high proportion of Indigenous, Language Background Other Than English (LBOTE) and low-SES students. Tutoring, mentoring, and assisting in classes and afterschool programs is a wonderful hands-on way to gain classroom experience and work directly with kids to make a difference in their lives.


UNSW volunteers can assist in classrooms, offer tuition to students one-on-one or in small groups, help teachers implement special projects, or deliver/assist in after school programs in drama, music, and gifted and talented enrichment.

How to get involved

Submit an expression of interest via email. There are no fixed deadlines but it is helpful to register your interest during the semester before your intended involvement.


  • Academic Tutor
  • Music Tutor
  • After School Program Assistant
  • After School Program Leaders
  • Classroom Assistant
  • AVID Assistant


All new volunteers must attend a mandatory 2-hour in person training session offered four times per year at the start of each school term, and must commit to 20 hours of service at the school at specified times. The 2-hour training will touch on expectations, pedagogical tips and best practices, behaviour management and cultural sensitivity, and child protection and safety. Volunteers must complete a Volunteer Working With Children Check and online Anaphylaxis training prior to beginning any work at the school.


22 hours minimum over school terms.


Availability of activity

Semester - weekdays, Semester break - weekdays

Type of activity

Peer tutoring & mentoring

Provider of activity

UNSW Arts & Social Sciences

Interest area

Arts & design, Sport, outdoor & physical activities, Tutoring & mentoring, Youth work

Skills required and/or developed

Cross-cultural & global citizenship, Interpersonal & communication, Leadership, Organisational & time management, Problem solving & practical skills

Contacts and more information


School of Education


Katherine Thompson




02 9385 1979

For more information about co-curricular activities see UNSW Advantage.