Bullarah 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: Multi-stage

Bullarah Public School, Bullarah NSW

Placement level: Teacher

Contact for enquiries: Gillian Baker (Principal), gillian.baker1@det.nsw.edu.au, 02 6753 3111

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

Role description: The successful applicant will have:

  • Approval to teach K-6.
  • A proven capacity to develop and deliver high quality, differentiated teaching and learning programs using data and with an emphasis on student engagement in a multi-grade classroom.
  • Demonstrated exceptional communication, classroom management skills and an ability to maintain a positive learning environment to enhance student wellbeing.
  • High level capacity to work flexibly as part of a collaborative whole school team with outstanding interpersonal and organisational skills and ability to build effective relationships with student, staff, parents, and the wider community.
  • Knowledge of the Department’s Aboriginal Education policies and a demonstrated commitment to working with diverse communities including Aboriginal students, their families, and the wider community.

Desired candidate expertise:

  • Experience or willingness to teach a multi-grade class with the ability to differentiate teaching and learning activities.
  • Commitment in delivering quality individual learning programs with the emphasis on literacy and numeracy.
  • Developed interpersonal skills, work collaboratively in a small team environment, work towards building positive relationships with the school community.

This placement is open for a year, however, willing to take term placements.

Accommodation details

Bullarah is a small rural settlement situated on the Gwydir Highway in Northern NSW. Bullarah has a school, a teacher house, and a café. There is an available teacher residence on site through Teacher Housing. Accommodation is through teaching housing.

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

Bullarah Public School is a small rural TP1 school with an enrolment of 17 students for 2024. The school is situated 70 km west of Moree in the Moree Shire. Bullarah Public School has a strong focus on literacy, numeracy, student wellbeing and engagement. Staff are committed to ongoing improvement of our school through delivery of quality teaching and participation in quality targeted professional learning aligned with the school's Strategic Improvement Plan.

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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