Bombala High 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.

PDHPE Teacher

Bombala High School, Bombala NSW

Placement level: Teacher

Contact for enquiries: Jai Lester (Principal), jai.lester@det.nsw.edu.au, 02 6458 3358

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

Placement details

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

Role description: The successful applicant will:

  • be primarily based in teaching secondary PDHPE courses, whilst also potentially teaching other subjects as required in a small school.
  • be required to work collaboratively with other staff, particularly in programs around improving student learning outcomes in PDHPE
  • actively contribute to the school’s sporting teams and events during the school year

The anticipated teaching load of the placement will be 7-12 and may draw on some subjects outside of the key KLA

Additional commitments: Additional curricular and extra-curricular responsibilities may be determined in discussion with the Principal

Desired candidate expertise:

  • Approval to teach PDHPE (7-10)
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to make positive relationships with students parents and the broader community.

Accommodation details

There are limited teaching rental options available in Bombala which will best suit individuals. Family housing is difficult to acquire although the school will work with local community members to support families of successful applicants where possible.

The township is served primarily by two real estate agents (One Agency Monaro and Nutrien Harcourts Bombala) with Cooma real estate agents often managing additional rental accommodation in the Bombala township.

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

Bombala High School is a small rural comprehensive high school 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 for our students and teachers. Bombala achieves this through providing quality education in a rural setting by focusing on embedding quality teaching practices that meet the needs of all students.

Bombala High School is currently undertaking an exciting curriculum redesign to ensure that our lessons and programs meet the needs of students in a changing world. Some of these initiatives include multi-disciplinary subjects in Stage 4 (Civics and STEM), as well as integrated elective options in Stage 5. Our Stage 6 students are supported through accessing a broad curriculum online via Aurora, TAFE EVET and Launchpad and through Distance Education.

The school benefits from a supportive community and collaborative teaching staff that constantly seek innovative and engaging ways to enhance learning in a supportive learning environment. Bombala is a picturesque town, benefitting from close access to both south coast beaches and the ski slopes of the Snowy Mountains. It is approximately 1 hour away from Cooma, 1 ½ hours from Jindabyne/Thredbo, and 1 ½ hours from Pambula/south coast. There are many sports and community events held in the town to participate in.

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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