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 these placements:

  • Permanent employees who hold a substantive position as a teacher and meet the eligibility requirements in the Rural Experience Guidelines may apply for either of these placements.
  • 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 either of these placements.

Available placements:

Click on the headings below for full placement details.

Agriculture / Science Teacher 

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.

Placement details

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

Role Description: We are looking for a teacher who enjoys working in a collaborative environment focused on improving student learning outcomes. Our school’s culture is based on restorative practices and student engagement.

The classroom teacher role is to be a part of the Science/Agriculture faculty. The teacher will be involved in supporting student learning in Agriculture and the development of the school farm as part of a team. The school runs a 70-acre farm with a range of animals including cattle, sheep, Alpacas, chickens and crops.

The classroom teacher will play an active role in our Stage 4 projects. The Year 7 project is based on Aboriginal Culture and the connection to language and land. The Year 8 project has a focus on sustainable practices to look after the local environment as well as sustainable farming practices.

Desired Candidate Expertise:

  • Highly developed organisational and interpersonal skills with an ability to work collaboratively to build positive relationships with students, staff, parents and the wider community.
  • Demonstrated success in developing and delivering high quality, differentiated teaching and learning programs with an emphasis on student engagement.
  • Experience in working with animals.

Accommodation details

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

Accommodation is also available in Echuca/Moama and towns surrounding Deniliquin – 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 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 500 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 the initiative 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 also use Restorative Practices in our school in conjunction with our three local primary schools. Sport plays a significant role in the school along with a strong music program and other extra-curricular activities such as Duke of Edinburgh.

The school has a Wellbeing Hub under the leadership of a Head Teacher Wellbeing which includes a Wellbeing 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 a number of 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.

English Teacher

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.

Placement details

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

Role Description: We are looking for a teacher who enjoys working in a collaborative environment focused on improving student learning outcomes. Our school’s culture is based on restorative practices and student engagement.

The classroom teacher role is to be a part of the English faculty and be willing to play an active role in our Year 7 Culture program. This program focuses on students learning the local Aboriginal language (Wamba Wamba) through working closely with local Aboriginal groups. The program also looks at Aboriginal culture and connection to land.

There is the opportunity for teaching lessons in HSIE as part of the role.

Desired Candidate Expertise:

  • Highly developed organisational and interpersonal skills with an ability to work collaboratively to build positive relationships with students, staff, parents and the wider community.
  • Demonstrated success in developing and delivering high quality, differentiated teaching and learning programs with an emphasis on student engagement.

Accommodation details

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

Accommodation is also available in Echuca/Moama and towns surrounding Deniliquin – 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 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 500 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 the initiative 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 also use Restorative Practices in our school in conjunction with our three local primary schools. Sport plays a significant role in the school along with a strong music program and other extra-curricular activities such as Duke of Edinburgh.

The school has a Wellbeing Hub under the leadership of a Head Teacher Wellbeing which includes a Wellbeing 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 a number of 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 a 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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