Tibooburra Outback 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 Classroom or special interest

Tibooburra Outback Public School, Tibooburra NSW

Placement level: Teacher

Contact for enquiries: Amanda Wheeler (Principal), amanda.j.wheeler@det.nsw.edu.au, 08 8091 3317.

Additional resources: explore what it's like to live and work in the Tibooburra 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 tailored depending on the skillset of the applicant. It could be having their own class, implementing intervention programs, RFF or opportunities to explore and lead whole school programs relating to our school priority areas.

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

There is a newly renovated 2-bedroom house close to school through Teacher Housing that may be available.

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

Tibooburra Outback Public School is the most North-Western mainland school in NSW. We are looking for a flexible, passionate teacher to join our cohesive team of 2 teaching staff and 4 support staff. Some teaching will involve K-6 group and some will be a K-2 or 3-6 group. Currently, there are 3 students enrolled at TOPS. Beyond the mandatory content, there are opportunities for students to participate in water safety lessons in our school pool, cooking and gardening.

The town is very safe and very welcoming. We are serviced by the Royal Flying Doctors (RFDS) every Tuesday. Woolworths orders can be delivered weekly. Dine at one of our two pubs or grab something from the café.

April through to October is tourist season in the Far West region. Enjoy helping out at a rally raising funds for the school or the RFDS. Watch or participate in our Annual Gymkhana on the October long weekend.

This video shows a view of the town, school, and students demonstrating our work with a virtual APC&I.

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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  • School Workforce
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