Alma Public School

General program enquiries (including application status updates) should be directed to the Rural Experience Program team: or phone 02 7814 3820

Eligibility criteria for this placement:

  • Permanent employees who hold a substantive position as a teacher and meet the eligibility requirements in the Rural Experience Guidelines may apply for this placement.
  • Non-permanent employees (those on a temporary engagement / contract and casual employees) who meet the eligibility requirements in the Rural Experience Guidelines may apply for this placement.

Primary Teacher

Alma Public School, Broken Hill NSW

Placement level: Teacher

Contact for enquiries: Ruby Church (Assistant Principal),, 08 8088 2181

Additional resources: explore what it's like to live and work in the Broken Hill area.

The Welcome Experience is a new service supporting essential workers and their families who are thinking of moving or have made the move to a rural location. The service connects you and your family with local people and local resources to help you settle in and feel at home in your new community faster.

Placement details

Terms 1 - 4, 2025 (Applicants can request a shorter duration in their application).

This placement will be a classroom teacher and experience/approval for Preschool would be an added bonus. There are also extensive opportunities for co-teaching and collaboration.

Accommodation details

There are private rentals, teacher housing and caravan parks available for rent. Sometimes there is an option to share with another teacher.

Please note: Teacher Housing availability can depend upon a variety of factors, including vacancy status and potential priority offers to other staff with full time rural appointments. Teacher Housing Authority (THA) may not be able to confirm the allocation of properties until all applications have been received and processed. Applicants are encouraged to discuss property availability directly with THA. Participants of the Rural Experience Program are not eligible for the Housing Rental Subsidy but may rent a property (at market value) through the THA if available.

School details

The vision of Alma Public School is to provide inclusive and caring learning environments that equip our P-6 students with the tools to be confident life-long learners. We are committed to a system of collaboration and quality teaching that supports the individual needs of students and their families whilst upholding the positive culture and values of our school.

Alma Public School is situated in Broken Hill, 1220 kilometres west of Sydney, in a city of approximately 18,000 people. Mining is a major employer in Broken Hill and enrolments in the school are heavily influenced by the state of the mining industry. There are 5 other public primary schools and 2 high schools in the city. There is one Catholic primary school in town.

39% of our 285 student enrolment is Aboriginal and the school operates a DoE Aboriginal designated preschool for up to 40 children on a separate site.

The Wilykali people are the traditional owners of the land.

Alma receives additional funding to counteract the low-socio economic circumstances of our families.

How to apply for this placement

  1. Refer to the program FAQs as you prepare your application
  2. Complete the online application form and answer the placement questions:
    1. What motivated you to apply for the program in general and specifically this placement? (max 600 words)
    2. What skills and experiences can you bring to the Rural Experience School? Why would you be a good fit for this placement (max 600 words)
  3. Attach the required documentation to your application:
    1. Endorsement of Application form (saved as a PDF)
    2. Resume / CV (maximum 2 pages as a PDF)


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