Narrandera East Infants 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 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 (stage 1)

Narrandera East Infants School, Narrandera NSW

Placement level: Teacher

Contact for enquiries: Elissa Routley (Principal),, 02 6959 1858

Additional resources: explore what it's like to live and work in the Narrandera 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 primarily on a year 1 / 2 class, with flexibility dependent on the skillset of the applicant.

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

Teacher Housing, private rentals, shared housing, caravan parks. There are a number of accommodation options in Narrandera with a highly transient and seasonal workforce. We have had numerous Rural Experience teachers come to us and our supportive school team always manage to find them suitable 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

Teach in a unique setting! Narrandera East Infants School is unique in every way!

Firstly, we are an infants only school, so we provide excellence in early learning with a very narrow focus on the important foundational years.

Secondly we are a small school, we currently have an enrolment of 32 students, 20% Aboriginal enrolment and class sizes are 12 on average. We have strong community connections hosting many parent and community and cultural events employing an Aboriginal Education Officer. We run very strong transition programs both into and out of our school.

Thirdly, we are rural and remote, however, we are only 1 hour drive from two of NSWs largest inland cities - Wagga Wagga and Griffith. Narrandera has its own airport with several daily flights to and from Sydney.

Finally, we excel in wellbeing practices with every classroom supported by SLSOs, a designated sensory room, and PBL-style school values which guide our high expectations.

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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