Euston 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 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.

Primary Teacher: Classroom or special interest

Euston Public School, Euston NSW

Placement level: Teacher

Contact for enquiries: Lee-Ann Thomson (Principal), lee-ann.thomson1@det.nsw.edu.au, 03 5026 3766

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

Placement details

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

The placement will be tailored dependent on the skillset of the applicant. Primarily it will be team teaching, RFF and QTR and staff leave relief. There may be a component of implementing intervention programs.

Opportunities: There is an opportunity to follow your passion and choose your area of teaching for RFF, and we have 2 hours a week of Innovation groups, where teachers take different classes to follow their passions (eg: wellbeing, art, sport, dance, drama, ceramics, gardening, cooking, craft, and music). We have whole-school programs, and a small collaborative team of teachers, who will support you in all these areas. We have an Instructional leader and an IT support specialist teacher, and myself, that will also support you in your first year of teaching with us. We do not have any behaviour issues, and our community is a supportive, caring collaborative one. You will be very privileged to be able to hone your teaching skills, without the disruptions or distractions.

Desired Experience:

  • Approval to teach K-6
  • Willingness to learn new pedagogy and engage in a small team to improve learning outcomes
  • Willingness to experience leadership roles

Accommodation details

Teacher housing accommodation may be available. For a family, there is a 3 bedroom house across the road from the school, which has a large fenced yard and garage.

For singles or couples, there is a 2 bedroom unit, with a private large fenced yard, 2 carports and 2 storage sheds, a short walk from the school.

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

Euston Public School is a small school (currently 106 students in 5 classes) situated near the Murray River. We have extensive facilities, including a full sized under cover basketball court, a large oval with AFL goals, an eating cola with picnic tables for all students, play equipment, a multi-purpose room, a yarning circle for outdoor lessons, a wonderful library and a currently being refurbished kitchen for cooking lessons. We have a class set of iPads, Spheros and Makey Makeys. Each class has a set of iPads and laptops and new interactive panel. Each teacher has access to a surface pro and an iPad. We have an extensive array of sports equipment and other classroom supplies. All classrooms have just recently been refurnished. By 2023, we will have a community kitchen garden and a bush tucker garden track.

We have a small team of staff who work together to ensure our students are afforded every possibility and the best education. We operate under the growth mindset model and new pedagogy is discussed and embraced. Our teachers freely experiment and share their journeys and support each other as we aim to continually improve. We have Quality Teaching Rounds and Teaching Sprints, which teachers have extra release to discuss, reflect and drive new pedagogy.

Our students are fully engaged in learning and work and play together from K-6, encouraging and supporting each other in every endeavour. Our students are well respected by all who have the privilege to teach and visit our school. We participate in many extra curricula activities, including sports, dancing, environmental projects working with Land Care and our council, singing Christmas carols for the aged care and hospital residents and running the local ANZAC day ceremony.

Our community is incredibly supportive and undertake many activities throughout the year to support our school. We are establishing a community hub, which includes on-site dental, and a community vegetable garden to supply our community cooking program.

Euston is a lovely river border town, with a friendly community, willing to help and support any newcomer. In town we have shops, petrol station, a pub and a club. Just over the bridge is Robinvale (Victoria) which has an array of services, shops and amenities. Euston is just 80km (40minutes) from the large regional town of Mildura (Victoria). Mildura has an airport with direct flights to Sydney and Melbourne each day. Mildura has all the large retail shops and many locally owned businesses.

Close by attractions include the world renown Mungo National Park, Perry Sand hills and historic river paddle steamers.

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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