Broken Hill 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 Head Teacher and meet the eligibility requirements in the Rural Experience Guidelines may apply for this placement.

Head Teacher Teaching and Learning

Broken Hill High School, Broken Hill NSW

Placement level: Head Teacher

Contact for enquiries: Ross Mackay (Principal),, 08 8088 1522

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

Placement details

Terms 1 - 4, 2024 (Applicants can request a shorter duration in their application).

Role description: The teaching load of the placement will be negotiated with the successful applicant to include areas of applicant interest and school need.

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

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 commitment to the Department’s Aboriginal Education policies
  • Demonstrated experience in leading professional learning in conjunction with the executive team and school community, in the pursuit of whole school priorities and targets.

Accommodation details

Teacher Housing and private renatls may be available in Broken Hill.

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

Broken Hill High School is a comprehensive high school with 470 students (22% Aboriginal) in Far West New South Wales. The school is proud of its academic, cultural and sporting achievements as well as catering for all students. The school has five support classes for students with disabilities and diverse learning needs. The school shares some senior curriculum with a neighbouring high school. Strong community ties are evident through the Parents and Citizens Committee as well as the “Golden Oldies” group, which is made up of past alumni who attended the school over fifty years ago. The school has a strong welfare focus and has a positive behaviour focus. The Clontarf foundation has set up an academy at the school to assist Aboriginal boys with their education and career pathways.

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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