Narrandera High 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.

Generalist Teacher or specific KLA's

Narrandera High School, Narrandera NSW

Placement level: Teacher

Contact for enquiries: Tania Maddison (Principal),, 02 6959 1744

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

Placement details

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

Role description: The teaching load of the placement will be negotiated with the successful applicant to include areas of applicant interest and school need. Arrangements could cater for generalist teachers or those with specific preferences, eg, Mathematics, Languages, science, music and learning support.

The successful applicant will be encouraged to develop innovative approaches to learning that address the educational, wellbeing, social and cultural aspirations of all students.

Extra-curricular responsibilities may be negotiated.

Desired candidate expertise:

  • Willingness to teach students in years 7-12 (specific stage preferences can be negotiated).
  • Highly developed organisational and interpersonal skills with an ability to work collaboratively to build and maintain positive relationships with students, staff, parents, and the community.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the Department’s Aboriginal Education policies.

Accommodation details

Teaching Housing does manage numerous properties in Narrandera. The availability of these properties cannot be guaranteed. Where there are vacancies, Narrandera High School will be highly supportive of any Teacher Housing applications and will advocate for the allocation of available properties. Shared housing may be an option. There are numerous quality short term accommodation options including caravan/tourist parks.

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

Narrandera High School is a growing public comprehensive secondary school in the Riverina region of NSW, with a current enrolment of approximately 360 students, including 31% identifying as Indigenous. Student enrolments have significantly increased in recent years as Narrandera High School is the local school of choice. During this time of growth, the school has had a clear improvement agenda.

Teaching staff consist of a mixture between more experienced and beginning teachers. Recently, due to further expansion, a number of new graduates have joined the Narrandera High School community. The school has additional funding for a Learning and Engagement Centre for Aboriginal students until the end of 2024. This includes funding for a full-time Head Teacher, part-time Teacher and full-time School Learning Support Officer (SLSO). Additional support staff are to be employed using a combination of equity and operational funding. The school has a Clontarf Academy onsite as well as an Intervention Centre to support inclusive practice and personalised learning. There are also two multi-categorical classrooms in operation. The school is a successful Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) school with a focus on restorative practice and positive relationships between students and staff.

At Narrandera High School our vision is to develop strong learning partnerships where staff, students and families work together to empower each student to be the best they can be. All members of our school community will be challenged to continue to learn and improve every year in a respectful, inclusive, and high expectation environment where every student is known, valued and cared for.

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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