Lake Cargelligo 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.

Classroom Teacher (Primary and/or Secondary)

Lake Cargelligo Central School, Lake Cargelligo NSW

Placement level: Teacher

Contact for enquiries: Allan Johnston (Principal), allan.johnston@det.nsw.edu.au, 02 6898 1008

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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. It could be having their own class (or subjects), 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 and/or 7-12
  • 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 in the context of Positive Behaviour for Learning & Zones of Regulation.

Accommodation details

Teacher housing, private rentals and share houses may be available.

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

Lake Cargelligo Central School is a small remote school located in central NSW, 134 kilometres from the regional centre of Griffith. We acknowledge the school is on the Wiradjuri lands and respect being made to the Barkindji and Ngiyampaa Aboriginal people who are a part of our community. The school caters for students from Kindergarten to Year 12. Students travel from around the district to attend the school located in the town of Lake Cargelligo.

Our current enrolment is 236 students including 92 Aboriginal students. We are a collaborative school with both early career and experienced staff, regularly engaging in contemporary and strategic professional learning to refine and reflect on practice. A comprehensive instructional leadership team ensures high quality teaching and learning across the school, striving for excellence in literacy and numeracy.

Our Stage 6 students are a part of the Lachlan Access Program (LAP). LAP has been running for 30 years and is a part of a diverse range of access programs across the state that provide opportunities for students to study Stage 6 courses within their own community. This access program also supports some students to be extended in Stage 5. Teachers work collaboratively to deliver curriculum through a blended online learning platform.

The school has contextualised the Positive Behaviour for Learning framework into our current wellbeing approach 'The Lake Way' to develop a positive, safe and supportive learning culture. Our approach is focused on our school values of Respect, Responsibility and Learning.

In collaboration with the community, our school has a strong focus on career pathways for all students to develop skills, attributes and plans for their future that will enable them to successfully manage their transition through and beyond school.

Strong collaborative partnerships with the community are integral to ensuring the best outcomes for all students. We will continue to deeply engage in celebrations and initiatives of our community. We are a proud member of the Lake Learning Links community of schools which enables local schools to connect and collaborate.

The Situational Analysis, External Validation and Strategic Improvement Plan had authentic involvement and input from students, staff, parents, the Aboriginal Educational Consultative Group and the wider community to ensure we have a collaborative focus. We have identified high level areas for improvement or further development including the use of evidence informed practices to ensure all students have access to high quality differentiated teaching and learning. Our focus on a consistent approach to pedagogy will drive the improvement measures across the school. We will further strengthen wellbeing practices to ensure students attend and are engaged in their learning.

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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