Binnaway 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 these placements:

  • Permanent employees who hold a substantive position as a teacher and meet the eligibility requirements in the Rural Experience Guidelines may apply for either of these placements.
  • 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 either of these placements.

Available placements:

Click on the headings below for full placement details.

Primary Teacher (stage 2 or 3)

Binnaway Central School, Binnaway NSW

Placement level: Teacher

Contact for enquiries: Lisa Wright (Principal), lisa.anne.wright@det.nsw.edu.au, 02 6844 1606 or 0425 278 346

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)

Role description: The placement will be as a classroom teacher on a primary class either Stage 2 or Stage 3. There will be opportunities to explore and lead whole school programs relating to our school priority areas for the right candidate.

Desired candidate expertise:

  • Approval to teach K-6
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the capacity to work collaboratively in a team and build positive relationships with all members of the school community.
  • Demonstrated success in developing and delivering high quality, differentiated teaching and learning programs with an emphasis on student engagement.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to implement the Department's Aboriginal education policy to enhance quality outcomes for all Aboriginal students.
  • Commitment to student wellbeing

Accommodation details

Teacher Housing accommodation may be available in a fully furnished 2 bedroom flat within walking distance of the school. There is limited private rental accommodation available either in Binnaway or in Coonabarabran.

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

Binnaway Central School is a rural Central school catering for students from K-12. We are approximately 30 mins from Coonabarabran and 1 hr 20mins from Dubbo. Knowledge of and commitment to the Department’s Aboriginal Education policies is crucial. Approximately 25% of our 61 students are Aboriginal. Our community is very welcoming and there are local league tag, tennis, lawn bowls and golf clubs. There is also a boxing gym and a squash court. There is a large horse riding community and many local horse racing events.

TAS or CAPA (7-10)

Binnaway Central School, Binnaway NSW

Placement level: Teacher

Contact for enquiries: Lisa Wright (Principal), lisa.anne.wright@det.nsw.edu.au, 02 6844 1606 or 0425 278 346

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)

Role Description: The teaching load of the placement will be 7-10 TAS or CAPA. The successful applicant will potentially also have the opportunity to work with K-6 RFF.

Interest in developing extra-curricular programs will be strongly supported. There is plenty of opportunity for innovation, use of technology and to lead projects within the school.

Our small school setting means the ability to work independently is highly valued as you will be the only person in the faculty however our experienced executive team are happy to mentor the successful applicant as needed.

Accommodation details

Teacher Housing accommodation may be available in a fully furnished 2 bedroom flat within walking distance of the school. There is limited private rental accommodation available either in Binnaway or in Coonabarabran.

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

Binnaway Central School is a rural Central school catering for students from K-12. We are approximately 30 mins from Coonabarabran and 1 hr 20mins from Dubbo. Knowledge of and commitment to the Department’s Aboriginal Education policies is crucial. Approximately 25% of our 61 students are Aboriginal. Our community is very welcoming and there are local league tag, tennis, lawn bowls and golf clubs. There is also a boxing gym and a squash court. There is a large horse riding community and many local horse racing events.

How to apply for a 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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