Jerilderie 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 (stage 2)

Jerilderie Public School, Jerilderie NSW

Placement level: Teacher

Contact for enquiries: Nyree Taylor (Principal), nyree.taylor@det.nsw.edu.au, 03 5886 1331

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

Placement details

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

Role description: The placement will be teaching a Year 3 & 4 class of approximately 9 students.

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 DoE Aboriginal education policy to enhance quality outcomes for all Aboriginal students.
  • Commitment to student wellbeing.

Accommodation details

Accommodation available for rent in Jerilderie includes houses and units. Other alternate accommodation options may include a cabin at the local caravan park, unit at a motel or private board.

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

Jerilderie Public School is a small school located in the Riverina, 160km (2 hours) west of Wagga. It is one of two primary schools in Jerilderie (population 1,029) and provides education for students drawn from the township and the rural areas of the Murrumbidgee Council.

Jerilderie Public School is set on the banks of the Billabong Creek and features beautiful grounds with landscaped gardens, an amphitheatre and Community Garden housing chickens, veggie boxes and fruit trees. It is well resourced and offers comprehensive and engaging academic, social and physical programs with a strong emphasis on improving students' literacy, numeracy and IT skills.

Each year students participate in the Sporting Schools program, Robotics & Coding workshops, Bucket Drumming and Ukulele lessons, Premier’s Debating Challenge, Lions Public Speaking Competition and the CWA Country of Study.

Jerilderie Public School has a current enrolment of 30 students, two multi-age classes, and three full-time teachers.

Jerilderie Public School is a founding member of the dynamic BiJOU Learning Community of Berrigan, Jerilderie and Urana which is focused upon building teacher capacity and creating opportunities for our rural students and their peers across the broader Deniliquin Network through the provision of programs such as Drama, and Robotics and Coding Camps.

The school is proudly supported by an active Parents and Citizens Association who make valuable contributions to the school's extra-curricular activities.

Our school Facebook page showcases daily happenings and student achievements.

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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