Weethalle 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 (stage 2-3)

Weethalle Public School, Weethalle NSW

Placement level: Teacher

Contact for enquiries: Jason Hurley (Principal), jason.hurley1@det.nsw.edu.au, 02 6975 6154 or 0427 669 831

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).

The classroom teacher for students in year 3-6.

Additional roles may include sports coordinator and opportunities to be the supervising teacher on primary excursions.

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

Teacher Housing may be available and is next door to the school.

Housing is also available in neighbouring town West Wyalong located 60km from the school. Current staff drive from West Wyalong daily to school.

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

Weethalle Public School is a wonderful small school in a small community. We have a very supportive P&C that are active within the school.

We have small class with approximately 6 to 10 students in each. Students enjoy learning with technology, each having individual access to laptops and iPads. The students are very proud of their garden with regular harvest that support our cooking classes.

We are 1 hour drive from Griffith and 1.5hrs from Wagga Wagga. 30minutes from West Wyalong.

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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