Coomealla 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 Teacher or Head 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 at teacher level.

Generalist Teacher (or specific KLA's)

Coomealla High School, Dareton NSW

Placement level: Teacher or Head Teacher

Contact for enquiries: Kathryn Steward (Principal),, 03 5027 4506

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

Placement details

Role description: The placement will be negotiated with and tailored for the successful applicant to include areas of applicant interest and school needs.

Extra-curricular responsibilities may be negotiated.

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

Accommodation details

Rental properties are usually available in Dareton or surrounding towns, including Mildura (Victoria).

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

Coomealla High School (population 240, 44% Aboriginal students) is located on Barkindji country in the Wentworth Shire close to the Victorian regional hub of Mildura. As a comprehensive high school, it offers a broad curriculum from Year 7 to 12 in a caring and friendly environment where teachers know their students well and focus on academic achievement and wellbeing in a positive school culture. The school has a dedicated team of teaching, counselling and learning support staff who provide learning and wellbeing assistance across the school and there is a Support Unit with 3 classes (2 x MC and 1 x IM). The school enjoys working closely with the Parents and Citizens Association and the local Aboriginal Education Consultative Group and is committed to building these connections.

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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