Ivanhoe 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.

Middle School Teacher (stage 3 & 4)

Ivanhoe Central School, Ivanhoe NSW

Placement level: Teacher

Contact for enquiries: Greg Edwards (Principal), gregory.edwards13@det.nsw.edu.au, 02 6995 1108

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

The Welcome Experience is a new service supporting essential workers and their families who are thinking of moving or have made the move to a rural location. The service connects you and your family with local people and local resources to help you settle in and feel at home in your new community faster.

Placement details

Terms 1 - 4, 2025 (Applicants can request a shorter duration in their application).

Role description: The placement will be tailored depending on the skillset of the applicant and will have the opportunity to teach in the Middle School (Stage 3 and 4).

The placement could also include having your own class, implementing intervention programs, RFF or opportunities to explore and lead whole school programs relating to our school priority areas.

Additional commitments: Participation in extra-curricular activities based on interest is welcomed.

Desired candidate expertise:

  • Approval to teach K-6
  • 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, differentiated 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 Aboriginal students.
  • Commitment to student wellbeing

Accommodation details

Two brand new Teacher Housing units are currently available (2 x 2 bedroom). Ivanhoe also has a caravan park as well as motel style accommodation.

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 the 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

Ivanhoe Central School is an inclusive country school located between Broken Hill and Griffith. The school has excellent facilities, which include well-resourced classrooms, attractive surroundings and a proudly maintained, productive Outback Adventure Farm.

The school's role in the community is a pivotal one, providing and supporting many services that would otherwise be unavailable. Enrolment of 31 students includes 60% Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. A motivated primary staff and specialist secondary staff deliver an integrated science and technology curriculum P-12. The student driven curriculum provides opportunities for the students to engage in STEM, VET, creative and performing arts.

The school curriculum is delivered through a Junior, Middle and Senior school model which focuses of individual learning, wellbeing, and social needs of each student. Stage 6 is delivered through the Wilvandee Access Program.

How to apply for this placement

  1. Refer to the program FAQs 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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