Emmaville Central 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.

Generalist Teacher or specific KLA's

Emmaville Central School, Emmaville NSW

Placement level: Teacher Secondary

Contact for enquiries: Gillian Davis (Principal), gillian.mitchell1@det.nsw.edu.au, 02 6734 7235

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

Placement details

Terms 1 - 4, 2024

Placement opportunities are available for teachers looking to work within the broader school community.

Role description: The teaching load of the placement will be negotiated with the successful applicant to include areas of applicant interest and school need. Arrangements could cater for generalist teachers or those with specific preferences, eg, English, PDHPE, science, music and drama, industrial technology.

The successful applicant will be encouraged to develop innovative approaches to learning that address the educational and social aspirations of all students.

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

Teacher housing has a three bedroom house that may be available for rental.

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

Emmaville Central School is a small rural and remote township/village of approximately 400 people (including surrounding district) located 42 kilometres north west of Glen Innes in Northern NSW - New England/Tablelands region. Emmaville has a history of tin and gem mining, and services surrounding farming properties and families. Affordable housing and a friendly and safe community make it attractive to young families. The village is quiet and safe, with a swimming pool, caravan site, golf club, two hotels, a post office, a general store, a rural supplies store, pre-school and a multi-purpose health facility. There is a strong ethic of community service and volunteerism in the town.

Emmaville Central School is a small Kindergarten to Year 12 school with a current enrolment of approximately 80 students with fluctuating enrolments. Students come from a diverse range of socioeconomic backgrounds, and the school has a family occupation and education index (FOEI) of 164 which indicates a significant socioeconomic disadvantage. This school level measure of educational disadvantage relates to socioeconomic background. 27% of students identify as having Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders heritage.

Emmaville Central School offers individualised learning in small composite class groups. Stage 6 students are able undertake studies at the school, with the majority of subjects being delivered on site. Students can access distance education for subjects not delivered locally. In senior years, academic pursuits and vocational education are growing priorities.

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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