Broken Hill Public 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.

Primary Teacher: Classroom or special interest

Broken Hill Public School, Broken Hill NSW

Placement level: Teacher

Contact for enquiries: Jonathon Thomas (Principal),, 08 8087 3522

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 tailored dependent on the skillset of the applicant. It could be having their own class, implementing intervention programs, RFF or opportunities to explore and lead whole school programs relating to our school priority areas.

Additional commitments: Participation in extra-curricular activities based on interest is welcomed

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 or private rentals 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 Public School is located in the Broken Hill Group of Schools in the Far West of NSW. Our school is a Preschool to Year 6 school with a Department Preschool on site and a school based playgroup for 0 – 4 year olds. Broken Hill Public School has an enrolment of 168 K-6 with 29% Aboriginal student population and 35 Preschool students.

Staff are dedicated to improving student outcomes through quality teaching and learning practices and innovative and inclusive programs. Our school is committed to Live Life Well @School. This is incorporated into many aspect of the school including our healthy canteen, daily Munch & Crunch, Daily Fitness Program, Vegetable Garden and Orchard.

Broken Hill Public School has a strong commitment to providing opportunities for students across a wide range. Opportunities include Choir, Dance, The C Sharps Band, Drama, Debating, Public Speaking, Environmental Club, Languages, Art and Gifted and Talented programs.

Learning at Broken Hill Public School is underpinned by school welfare system with an emphasis on our five rules LEARN. At Broken Hill Public School we will:

  • Look after ourselves, our school and others.
  • Expect and use good manners.
  • Always play and work safely.
  • Respect the rights and property of others.
  • Never give up.

A thorough situational analysis was conducted with the whole school community, involving students, staff, parents and AECG. As a result, we have identified a need to use enhanced data driven practices to build students learning, strengthen high expectations and continuous improvement culture across the school to focus on strengthening individual progress.

Continual monitoring of student performance data will determine areas of need and success across the school and the involvement of the whole school community will be essential for success.

Through NAPLAN analysis, the school has identified system negotiated targets in the areas of Reading and Numeracy. The school's Executive will lead and support much of the work in this area. System negotiated targets have also been determined in Wellbeing and Attendance.

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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