Parkview 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: Literacy & Numeracy focus

Parkview Public School, Leeton NSW

Placement level: Teacher

Contact for enquiries: Travis Irvin (Principal), travis.irvin@det.nsw.edu.au, 02 6953 2600

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

Placement details

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

Role description: Parkview Public School is seeking an innovative classroom teacher who is energetic, caring, open to new learning and enjoys working in a collaborative environment focussed on improving student learning outcomes.

The successful applicant will be involved in delivering programs to support the enhancement of literacy and numeracy growth across our school in line with our Strategic Improvement Plan. The successful applicant will work in close collaboration with our Learning and Support Team and Stage Teams and support the analysis of student data and monitor student progress to determine strategic teaching interventions in literacy and numeracy

Additional commitments: Extra-curricular responsibilities will be negotiated and could include sport, dance, choir and band depending on applicants relevant experience. Participation in extra-curricula activities linked to areas of interest is welcomed.

Desired candidate expertise:

  • Approval to teach K-6 with recent school-based experience
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in assessing and providing personalised support to students in regular classes with additional learning needs in literacy and numeracy.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in catering for the diverse needs of students K-6.
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills with capacity to work collaboratively with students, staff and community.

Accommodation details

Rental accommodation is available in Leeton. Private Accommodation (through agents) is available where short and long term rentals can be accessed. The school may be able to arrange short term accommodation whilst successful candidate gets settled in the town.

Teacher Housing may be available at the time.

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

Parkview Public School is located in the rural town of Leeton (population 10,000), situated in the heart of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area. The school has a total enrolment of 401 students (including 24% Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students). The school enjoys a strong relationship with an active and dedicated Parents and Citizens Association and has strong links with the Leeton Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Group.

Parkview Public School has a proud history of success in sport, band, choir and creative and practical arts, fostering significant programs linked to these pursuits. The school has a strong commitment to 21st Century Learning , integrating technology into best practice pedagogy on a daily basis.

All students, staff and community strive for excellence by providing a caring and safe learning environment that encourages all students and staff to reach their full potential. Staff work co-operatively as a whole school with a focus on developing student achievement in Literacy and Numeracy. Professional Learning for all staff members is inbuilt into school structures.

The school engages heavily in the key transition periods of schooling, facilitating extensive transition programs for Kindergarten and Years 6-7 development.

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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