Bombala High 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 or specific KLA's (STEM or PD/H/PE preferred)

Bombala High School, Bombala NSW

Placement level: Teacher

Contact for enquiries: Douglas Whitaker (Principal),, 02 6458 3358

Additional resources: explore what it's like to live and work in the Snowy Mountains 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).

Placement opportunities are available for teachers looking to work within the broader school community.

Preference will be given to applicants with STEM or PDHPE qualifications however all applicants will be considered. The teaching load of the placement will be negotiated with the successful applicant to include areas of applicant interest and school needs. Arrangements could cater to generalist teachers or those with specific preferences.

The successful applicant will be encouraged to develop innovative approaches to learning that address the educational and social aspirations of all students.

Extra-curricular responsibilities may be negotiated.

Desired candidate expertise:

  • Willingness to teach students in years 7-12 (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 the ability to implement the Department’s Aboriginal education policy to enhance quality outcomes for all Aboriginal students.

Accommodation details

Teacher Housing may be available. Other options include opportunities for private rentals and a local caravan park.

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

Bombala High School is a small rural comprehensive high school, with a current enrolment of 147 students, located in the southeast of New South Wales at the foothills of the Snowy Mountains. The school's mission is to provide pathways to success. Bombala High School achieves this through providing quality education in a rural setting by focusing on embedding quality teaching practices that meet the needs of all students. The school is currently undertaking an exciting curriculum reform and introducing a range of integrated subjects designed to improve student engagement at school.

Bombala is a picturesque town, benefitting from close access to both south coast beaches and the ski slopes of the Snowy Mountains.

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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