Ungarie Central 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: Classroom or special interest

Ungarie Central School, Ungarie NSW

Placement level: Teacher

Contact for enquiries: Terrie Payne (Principal), terrie.payne@det.nsw.edu.au, 02 6975 9030 or 0429 729 383

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

Placement details

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

Role description: The placement will be tailored dependent on the skillset of the applicant. It may be having your own class, implementing intervention programs or RFF.

Additional commitments: Participation in extra-curricular activities based on interest is welcomed

Desired candidate expertise:

  • Approval to teach K-6
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver well developed evidence-based literacy and numeracy programs and data informed practices to improve student outcomes.
  • Demonstrated success in developing and delivering high quality, differentiated teaching and learning programs with an emphasis on student engagement.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the capacity to work collaboratively in a team and build positive relationships with all members of the school community.
  • Commitment to student wellbeing.

Accommodation details

Teacher Housing may be available in Ungarie, with two-bedroom flats currently available. There are often private rentals available through the local real estate agents in West Wyalong, however these are often highly sought after so cannot be guaranteed.

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

Ungarie Central School is located in the rural town of Ungarie on the edge of the Central West of NSW. With a current enrolment of 91, Ungarie Central School caters for students from Kindergarten to Year 12. There are 58 students from K-6 and 33 students in years 7-12. Approximately 7% of students identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

At Ungarie Central School the whole school community is committed to ensuring a quality education for our students. Every student, teacher and leader is challenged to continually learn and improve in an inclusive and supportive environment. A high expectations culture of aspiration supports students to achieve excellence and prepare them to be inquisitive and active citizens. This is supported through evidence-based teaching practices to build strong foundations in reading and numeracy.

Ungarie Central School is integral to the Lachlan Access Program partnership, a highly successful and innovative connected learning community delivering preliminary and Higher School Certificates courses to students across a network of schools.

Students are able to participate in extracurricular activities such as gardening, leadership groups, and the school bee program. Ungarie Central School plays a crucial role in the community, taking part in a wide range of community events.

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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