Girilambone 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: Multi-stage

Girilambone Public School, Girilambone NSW

Placement level: Teacher

Contact for enquiries: Angela Lewis (Principal), angela.lewis@det.nsw.edu.au, 02 6833 1039

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

Placement details

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

Role description: The placement will be tailored dependent on the skillset of the applicant, but we are looking for an innovative classroom teacher who is energetic, caring, open to new learning and enjoys working in a collaborative environment focussed on improving student learning outcomes. Our school’s culture is based on creating relationships, dreaming big, working and learning together, having fun, and cultivating a sense of community and gratitude.

Additional commitments: Participation in extra-curricular activities based on interest is welcomed, such as, but not restricted to, STEM, Film making, Kitchen garden program, music or sport. Whatever your area of interest or expertise is, I am sure we can accommodate this into our school program.

Desired candidate expertise:

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the capacity to work collaboratively in a team and build positive relationships with all members of the school community.
  • Demonstrated success in developing and delivering high quality, differentiate teaching and learning programs with an emphasis on student engagement.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to implement the department's Aboriginal education policy to enhance quality outcomes for all students.
  • Commitment to student wellbeing and staff morale.

Accommodation details

Depending on your requirements:

  • There are teacher housing opportunities in Nyngan 45kms from Girilambone.
  • Possibility of being able to use the school residence, next to the school.
  • Nyngan Riverside Tourist Park, a beautiful setting in Nyngan, that provides onsite cabins as well as powered and non-powered caravan sites.
  • You could even bring your own caravan along if you like and we will accommodate you either in the school grounds or somewhere in the district.
  • We are happy to assist in any way we can in finding suitable accommodation for the successful applicant.

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 encouragd 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

Would you like a taste of what it is like to work in a small, enthusiastic team and become an integral part of a fantastic supportive rural community? Girilambone Public School has an enrolment of 17 beautiful students ranging from Kindergarten to year 6. We run a work closely with our neighbouring hub of small schools and get together regularly for sporting cultural and academic experiences.

We currently run a Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden project and are keen to provide new experiences for our students.

The Hub of schools offers great collegial support for staff across the schools to support our students.

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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