Wee Waa High 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.

Generalist Teacher or specific KLA's

Wee Waa High School, Wee Waa NSW

Placement level: Teacher

Contact for enquiries: Jacqueline Neil (Principal), jacqueline.neil@det.nsw.edu.au, 02 6795 4477 or 0459 925 692

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

Placement details

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

Placement opportunities are available for teachers looking to work within the broader school community.

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 in English and Library.

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 positive relationships with students, staff, parents and the wider community
  • Demonstrated capacity to implement Evidence Based Classroom Practices.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the Department’s Aboriginal Education policies

Accommodation details

Teacher Housing options may be available in Wee Waa and Narrabri, along with a variety of private rental options in town and on local farms.

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

Wee Waa High School is a co-educational, comprehensive rural secondary school in North-West NSW that services students from the small towns of Wee Waa, Burren Junction and Pilliga. Approximately 36% of the students at Wee Waa High School identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and the school is committed to promoting its cultural diversity through a strong educational program for Aboriginal students and an increasing focus on the learning of Aboriginal language.

Wee Waa High School sits in an area strongly underpinned by Agriculture, and offers a broad curriculum. The school equally prepares students for tertiary education or vocational training, including successful programs in Agriculture, Primary Industries, Manufacturing and Engineering, Retail and Hospitality. This is supported by a strong and encouraging welfare structure and a variety of extra-curricular activities in sport, the creative arts, agriculture and STEM. The school has developed strong partnerships with businesses both locally, nationally and globally to provide opportunities for students to engage in a variety of activities to become lifelong learners in a fast paced, changing world.

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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