Mungindi Central School

General program enquiries (including application status updates) should be directed to the Rural Experience Program team: or phone 02 7814 3820

Eligibility criteria for this placement:

  • Permanent employees who hold a substantive position as a Head Teacher and meet the eligibility requirements in the Rural Experience Guidelines may apply for this placement.

Head Teacher Mentor

Mungindi Central School, Mungindi NSW

Placement level: Head Teacher

Contact for enquiries: Wendy Blaker (Principal),, 02 6753 2207

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

Placement details

Terms 1 - 4, 2024 (Applicants can request a shorter duration in their application).

Role description: The placement will be tailored dependent on the skillset of the applicant and have a teaching load. The Head Teacher Mentor placement will:

  • lead the support for early career permanent, temporary and casual teachers.
  • support teachers to strengthen their practice through an explicit, structured program of professional development, coaching, classroom observation, demonstration, team teaching and individualised professional feedback.
  • work closely with other executive to strengthen a positive performance and development culture across the school.

While the Head Teacher Mentor does not replace the supervisory function of existing executive, particularly in relation to teacher accreditation, they will play a key role in supporting teachers with accreditation requirements.

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

Desired candidate expertise:

  • Approval to teach.
  • Demonstrated successful experience in delivering innovative strategies to create inclusive teaching and learning practices and opportunities that lead to high quality learning outcomes for students.
  • Demonstrated successful experience in supporting teaching colleagues, particularly early career teachers, to improve teaching practice and student outcomes.
  • Demonstrated deep knowledge and understanding of the NESA requirements for accreditation at the level of Proficient Teacher, including for temporary and casual teachers.
  • Demonstrated capacity to build professional relationships, deliver professional feedback and lead professional learning leading to improved teaching practice and student outcomes.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to implement the Department’s Aboriginal education policy to enhance quality outcomes for all Aboriginal students.

Accommodation details

Mungindi has a range of accommodation types that may be available. These include; Teacher housing (unfurnished houses, furnished flats and units), private rentals, Caravan park and Hotel 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 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

Mungindi is a small, exciting, resilient and community-minded, rural and remote border town, located on the New South Wales and Queensland border, divided in half by the Barwon River, 120 kilometres North West of Moree.

Built on the land of the Kamilaroi people and established in 1893, Mungindi Central School has a proud history that celebrates the positive traditions of our past, while embracing the challenges of our future. A preschool to year 12 comprehensive school with a current enrolment of 70, Mungindi Central is comprised of 55% Aboriginal enrolment where strong kinship ties within the community are mirrored in school life, and this sense of community provides the basis for enabling students to aim for excellence.

Mungindi Central School is committed to delivering an innovative, engaging education, promoting self-advocacy, within an inclusive environment. Staff are driven and focused on self-improvement, collaborative practice, individual student aspiration, growth and achievement and the modelling of lifelong learning in the pursuit of excellence for all.

With a low student-to-teacher ratio, the staff are able to recognise the individual needs and talents of every child providing tailored educational opportunities that allow students to reach their optimum potential.

Our school's current staffing includes a Principal, Head Teacher Secondary Studies, Assistant Principal, a School Administration Manager (SAM), two Aboriginal Education officers (AEO), seven secondary and five primary classroom teachers, a preschool teacher, four student learning support officers (SLSO), two school administration assistants (SAO) and two general assistants (GA). As we are the hub school for the Northern Border Senior Access Program, our staffing also includes an acting Deputy Principal and School Administration Manager.

Mungindi Central School has a strong secondary enrolment which is supported by the Northern Border Senior Access (NBSA) Program. This program connects Mungindi, Collarenebri, Goodooga and Boggabilla Central Schools to broaden curricular and engagement opportunities. The utilisation of up-to-date technology allows for high levels of student retention to the completion of stage 6.

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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