Quandialla 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: Multi-stage

Quandialla Public School, Quandialla NSW

Placement level: Teacher

Contact for enquiries: Brady Pudya (Principal), brady.pudya@det.nsw.edu.au, 02 6347 1207

Additional resources: explore what it's like to live and work in the Grenfell 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 primarily be a classroom teacher on a small composite class (less than 10 students). Stage level to be determined. In addition to this, there will also be the opportunity to teach other classes across the school to provide relief (depending on staffing/enrolments).

Additional commitments: Participation and running of extra-curricular activities based on interest is welcomed. With less than 20 students, Quandialla Public School is a unique school environment. With smaller class sizes and extra release provided, Quandialla provides a fantastic work environment.

Desired candidate expertise:

  • Approval to teach K-6
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the capacity to work collaboratively and flexibly 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.

Accommodation details

Teacher Housing may be available and possible options include: 2 x 2-bedroom flats (300m from school); 1 x 4-bedroom house (adjacent to school).

Short-term accommodation and caravan parking is available at Bland Hotel in Quandialla. Other caravan parks, hotels, and motels are available in nearby towns.

Private housing may be available in nearby towns.

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

Quandialla Public School is located in a small farming community in Central West NSW. It is a small village with a pub (with general store), post office, ag shop, bowling club and pool. We are nearby to larger towns such as Grenfell, Young, West Wyalong, Temora and Forbes. Quandialla Public School is a small school of less than 20 children; but being a former central school, is a large and well-resourced campus.

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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Business Unit:

  • School Workforce
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