Broken Hill North Public 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.

Primary Teacher: Classroom or special interest

Broken Hill North Public School, Broken Hill NSW

Placement level: Teacher

Contact for enquiries: Brett Cumming (Principal), brett.cumming@det.nsw.edu.au, 08 8088 2098

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

Placement details

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

Role description: The placement will be determined by the skillset of the applicant and tailored to their talents/abilities. It will likely involve having their own class, however, other opportunities may include implementing intervention programs, RFF or to explore and support whole school programs relating to our school priority areas.

Participation in extra-curricular activities based on interest is welcomed and encouraged.

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.
  • Successful experience in developing and delivering high quality, differentiated teaching and learning programs with an emphasis on student engagement.
  • Willingness and commitment to adding value to our school
  • Commitment to student, staff and community wellbeing

Accommodation details

Given the reality of accommodation in Broken Hill being quite difficult the staff at Broken Hill North were asked for their support. As a result, two options were forthcoming –

  1. able to offer a fully furnished 2 bedroom house for rent, and
  2. shared housing arrangement suitable for an individual rather than a family.

Also, for consideration are a range of options at caravan parks.

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 North Public School is located in the Broken Hill Group of Schools in the Far West of NSW. It is classified as a P2 with an average of 252 students over the past 5 years. The structure of the school comprises 5 support classes, 10 mainstream classes, 35% Aboriginal enrolment and a staffing entitlement of 28.282 which includes teaching and non-teaching staff.

Our school culture is typified by care, compassion and a focus on learning and our staff are guided by our principles of –

  • Kids First
  • United We Flourish
  • Improvement Isn’t Optional
  • Another Day In Paradise, and
  • Dare To Dream

We are seeking an adventurous spirit who is willing to explore what the far west has to offer.

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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