Hay War Memorial High School
General program enquiries (including application status updates) should be directed to the Rural Experience Program team: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Terms 1 - 4, 2023 (Applicants can request a shorter duration in their application).
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 a generalist teacher, maths teacher, visual arts teacher or a special education teacher.
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
Teacher housing may be available (3 or 4 bedroom non-furnished houses or 2 bedroom furnished units). Houses and units are available for rent through local real estate agents such as LJ Hooker (02 6993 2236), Tapper Agri Services (0438 633 522) and TLC Real Estate (02 6993 1333)
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 encourage 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.
Hay War Memorial High School is a comprehensive co-educational rural school situated on the land of the Wiradjuri and Nari Nari peoples who are the traditional custodians. The school has an enrolment of 151 students which includes 22% of Aboriginal descent. The school was established in 1923 as a co-educational comprehensive high school and war memorial. The school is the only war memorial high school in the Commonwealth of Nations. The school has a unique background, close community ties and an ability to provide a personal educational experience for the students.
The majority of the school's equity funding is used to support initiatives developed in the 2021-2024 Strategic Improvement Plan. Some funds will be used to support other activities not embedded in this plan. The school is committed to continually improving effective teacher practices through evidence based staff professional learning. This learning will ensure that both literacy and numeracy levels can be enhanced through improved data collection, analysis and use which underpins our practice in individualised and differentiated learning.
The school undertakes Curiosity and Powerful Learning (CPL), Leading Evidence, Evaluation and Data (LEED) and protocols for Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) programs to improve student attendance and engagement. These programs develop the effective teacher practices that research shows will lead to enhanced learning outcomes for students.
How to apply for this placement
- Refer to the Guide to Applying as you prepare your application
- Complete the online application form and answer the placement questions:
- What motivated you to apply for the program in general and specifically this placement? (max 600 words)
- 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)
- Attach the required documentation to your application:
- Endorsement of Application form (saved as a PDF)
- Resume / CV (maximum 2 pages as a PDF)