Finley 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.

HSIE Teacher (experience in History and/or Geography)

Finley High School, Finley NSW

Placement level: Teacher

Contact for enquiries: Jeff Ward (Principal), jeffrey.ward@det.nsw.edu.au, 03 5883 1344

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)

The teaching load of the placement will be negotiated with the successful applicant to include areas of applicant interest and school need.

Accommodation details

Teacher Housing may be available or if exhausted private rental is also available. Nearby towns include Tocumwal (on the Murray river) is 20 minutes away, Berrigan 20 minutes and Jerilderie 25 minutes.

Each town also has a caravan park.

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

Finley High School is a comprehensive high school set in a small rural community in the Riverina. It caters for the educational needs of four towns: Finley, Tocumwal, Berrigan, Jerilderie and their surrounding areas. It has a tradition of strong HSC results over many years, as well as outstanding results in sport, agriculture, public speaking and debating. The school has an enrolment of 350 students including 7% Aboriginal students. The school is very well supported by an active P&C and AECG and has fostered strong partnerships across our four communities.

Math Teacher

Finley High School, Finley NSW

Placement level: Teacher

Contact for enquiries: Jeff Ward (Principal), jeffrey.ward@det.nsw.edu.au, 03 5883 1344

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)

The teaching load of the placement will be negotiated with the successful applicant to include areas of applicant interest and school need.

Accommodation details

Teacher Housing may be available or if exhausted private rental is also available. Nearby towns include Tocumwal (on the Murray river) is 20 minutes away, Berrigan 20 minutes and Jerilderie 25 minutes.

Each town also has a caravan park.

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

Finley High School is a comprehensive high school set in a small rural community in the Riverina. It caters for the educational needs of four towns: Finley, Tocumwal, Berrigan, Jerilderie and their surrounding areas. It has a tradition of strong HSC results over many years, as well as outstanding results in sport, agriculture, public speaking and debating. The school has an enrolment of 350 students including 7% Aboriginal students. The school is very well supported by an active P&C and AECG and has fostered strong partnerships across our four communities.

PDHPE Teacher

Finley High School, Finley NSW

Placement level: Teacher

Contact for enquiries: Jeff Ward (Principal), jeffrey.ward@det.nsw.edu.au, 03 5883 1344

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)

The teaching load of the placement will be negotiated with the successful applicant to include areas of applicant interest and school need.

Accommodation details

Teacher Housing may be available or if exhausted private rental is also available. Nearby towns include Tocumwal (on the Murray river) is 20 minutes away, Berrigan 20 minutes and Jerilderie 25 minutes.

Each town also has a caravan park.

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

Finley High School is a comprehensive high school set in a small rural community in the Riverina. It caters for the educational needs of four towns: Finley, Tocumwal, Berrigan, Jerilderie and their surrounding areas. It has a tradition of strong HSC results over many years, as well as outstanding results in sport, agriculture, public speaking and debating. The school has an enrolment of 350 students including 7% Aboriginal students. The school is very well supported by an active P&C and AECG and has fostered strong partnerships across our four communities.

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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