Baradine Central 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.

Generalist Teacher (K-12)

Baradine Central School, Baradine NSW

Placement level: Teacher

Contact for enquiries: Marjory Drummond (Head Teacher),, 02 6843 1805

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

Placement details

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

Baradine Central School is a Kindergarten to Year 12 school. Our teachers have opportunities to teach across faculties and stages where appropriate e.g. STEM, ICT, and PE.

Role Description: The REP teacher’s qualifications, interests, and willingness to teach outside of key learning area, will be taken into consideration when negotiating the placement and timetable.

The generalist placement will assist with facilitating curriculum collaboration sessions for middle management and teachers.

Desired candidate expertise:

  • Willingness to teach students in years K-12 (specific stage preferences can be negotiated)
  • Highly developed organisational and interpersonal skills with an ability to work collaboratively to build positive relationships with students, staff, parents, and the wider community
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the Department’s Aboriginal Education policies

Accommodation details

Furnished teacher housing may be available (limited) along with a private rental market in Baradine. Private rental is also available in neighbouring Coonabarabran where a large proportion of staff reside. Car-pooling is an option if travelling the 40km distance from Coonabarabran.

The school will assist in organising specific options for the REP 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 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

Baradine Central School is a great place to work and develop teaching skills and experiences, the Department recently made a short film highlighting one of our teachers.

It is a small inclusive K-12 school in a rural setting that is integral to the local community. The core pillars of Baradine Central School's culture are respect, quality, participation, and safety.

The school features diverse educational opportunities, outstanding resources, and integrated technology with a very dedicated and caring staff and strong support from the community.

There are approximately 125 students from Kindergarten to Year 12 with 40% primary students and 60% secondary students and 55% identifying as Aboriginal. The school's motto is 'We do not learn for school but for life', emphasising and valuing life-long learning.

Our teachers are supported through targeted professional learning to build capacity to plan effectively based on evidenced based research along with data analysis. Expertise within the staff is utilised to lead changes in assessment practice.

There is a strong focus on improving the learning outcomes and well-being of all students. Positive well-being for all is central to the school's culture with the belief that there is a strong relationship between the cognitive, physical, and social needs of students. Quality programs to address mental health include Project 11. Our work with individual students in relation to wellbeing and learning outcomes is responsive and closely monitored to ensure growth is evident.

The school has an extensive agriculture program featuring sheep and cattle studs. Students have many opportunities for showing livestock including beef cattle hoof and hook competitions.

The school has effective transition to school and middle years programs. VET courses along with School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships in Stages 5 and 6 are priorities for some senior students.

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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