Dareton 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 an Assistant Principal and meet the eligibility requirements in the Rural Experience Guidelines may apply for this placement.

Assistant Principal

Dareton Public School, Dareton NSW

Placement level: Assistant Principal

Contact for enquiries: Michael Coleman (Principal), michael.coleman@det.nsw.edu.au, 03 5027 4586

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

Placement details

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

The successful applicant will be off class and will lead the school’s Wellbeing -Behaviour strategy, building on current work with PBL to devise engaging, fortnightly PBL lessons for implementation across the school, moving PBL into classroom settings and building teacher capacity with classroom management.

They will be an integral part of the school’s Learning and Support Team and will work closely with our LST, Intervention Team and support staff to assist with supporting students with complex behaviour needs. Experience working with Indigenous students and / or students impacted by Trauma would be beneficial.

Accommodation details

Teacher Housing is currently available in numerous locations across the Sunraysia including in Dareton, Wentworth and Buronga and may be available for the successful applicant. High quality and a wide variety of private rental stock is plentiful in the local regional hub of Mildura (Victoria) which is only 20km away.

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

Dareton Public School is located in the township of Dareton, a semi-rural, remote township on the Murray River, 20km from the thriving Victorian township of Mildura. Our school is on the land of the Barkindji people, with 98% of our 56 students identifying as Indigenous. Barkindji language and culture is taught across our school and is embedded in all aspects of school life. With a high staff to student ratio, small class sizes, a focus on coaching and mentoring, our school is a dynamic yet nurturing environment for staff, students and community alike.

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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