Ardlethan Central School

General program enquiries (including application status updates) should be directed to the Rural Experience Program team: ruralexperience@det.nsw.edu.au 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.

Literacy & Numeracy Teacher

Ardlethan Central School, Ardlethan NSW

Placement level: Teacher

Contact for enquiries: Grant Lloyd (Principal), grant.lloyd1@det.nsw.edu.au, 02 6978 2046

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Placement details

Terms 1 - 4, 2023 (Applicants can request a shorter duration in their application).

The successful applicant will be involved in developing and teaching literacy and numeracy programs across stages 2 to 4 and will support both primary and secondary teachers in the delivery of literacy and numeracy across a range of KLA’s.

Desired candidate expertise:

  • Approval to teach K-6 and/or approval to teach 7-10
  • Ability to deliver effective literacy and numeracy strategies driven by research-based practices.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with teachers to design, implement and evaluate quality learning experiences

Accommodation details

There are a number of possible Teacher Housing properties in the town, subject to availability.

Rental properties are available in the nearby towns of Coolamon (60km), Griffith (80km) and Wagga Wagga (100km).

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 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

Ardlethan Central School is a K-12 rural school in the Riverina Region approximately 100 kilometres north-west of Wagga Wagga and 80 kilometres east of Griffith. The school provides a supportive, safe and inclusive environment where student learning is informed by a holistic understanding of the individual, ensuring students connect, succeed and thrive in their learning and wellbeing. A whole school approach to delivering the most effective evidence-based teaching practice ensures a school culture that builds educational aspiration and ongoing performance improvement across the school community.

Currently student enrolment is at 72 with 47 students in the primary school and 25 in the secondary.

How to apply for this placement

  1. Refer to the Guide to Applying 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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