Deniliquin High 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.

Project Based Learning Teacher (stage 4)

Deniliquin High School, Deniliquin NSW

Placement level: Teacher

Contact for enquiries: Glen Warren (Principal), glen.warren@det.nsw.edu.au, 03 5881 1211

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

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Placement details

Terms 1 - 4, 2025 (Applicants can request a shorter duration in their application).

The successful applicant will be involved in the coordination and teaching of two Stage 4 projects.

In Year 7, the Culture Project focuses on the local Aboriginal language and culture and is supported by the local community. The successful applicant will need to work closely with the local community and support collaborative practices with teachers.

In Year 8, our award-winning Sustainability Project focuses on the development of sustainable skills within the local environment and in farming.

Both projects are overseen by our Head Teacher Instructional Leader who will work closely with the successful applicant to ensure the delivery of quality projects.

Accommodation details

There is a range of accommodation available through the real estate agents in town.

Accommodation may also available in Echuca – we have staff travel daily from Echuca to Deniliquin.

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

Deniliquin High School has a student population of 470 and a dedicated staff who have a strong commitment to supporting students to achieve success. Teachers enjoy small class sizes, which facilitates quality teaching and learning. The integration of technology is a major focus within the school.

The school has a strong connection to its community and the local Indigenous culture. The school has an Aboriginal population of 60 students and has implemented a Project-Based Learning initiative on Culture into Year 7. This project involves support from members of our local community with a focus on the language and culture of the local Wamba Wamba and Perrepa Perrepa people for all Year 7 students.

Our Year 8 students are all involved in Sustainability, a Project-Based Learning initiative, where they work with experts to study the local lagoon system and the School Farm to learn about sustainable practices. This project was awarded a Secretary’s Award for an Innovative Project in 2020.

Deniliquin High School is a Positive Behaviour for Learning School with our values of Respect, Responsibility and Co-operation underpinning all that we do. We are also a Restorative Practice school. Sport plays a significant role in the school along with a strong music program and other extra-curricular activities such as the Duke of Edinburgh award.

The school has a Wellbeing Hub under the leadership of a Head Teacher Wellbeing which includes a Wellbeing Health Nurse, counsellors, a Student Support Officer, and outside services providing support to our students and families.

Deniliquin is a town based on the banks of the Edward River and has a population of 8,000. It provides opportunities for water sports, camping, bush-walking, fishing and is nestled amongst the largest river red gum forest in the world. It boasts excellent sporting facilities and a range of sporting clubs. There are several large communities close by with Echuca 1 hour away, Shepparton 1 ½ hours, Albury 2 hours, Bendigo 2 hours and Wagga 3 hours. Tullamarine International Airport (Melbourne) is only 3 hours away.

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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