West Wyalong 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 or Head 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 at Teacher level.

Generalist Teacher or specific KLA's / Head Teacher

West Wyalong High School, West Wyalong NSW

Placement level: Teacher or Head Teacher

Contact for enquiries: Gregory Sheens (Principal), gregory.sheens@det.nsw.edu.au, 02 6972 2700

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

Placement opportunities are available for a Teacher or Head Teacher.

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, eg, English, PDHPE, science, music and drama, industrial technology.

We currently have an unfilled Head Teacher Mathematics vacancy and relieving Head Teacher TAS. Although other higher-duty positions would be considered.

The successful applicant will be encouraged to develop innovative approaches to learning that address the educational and social aspirations of all students.

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
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the Department’s Aboriginal Education policies

Accommodation details

A variety of housing options exist including private rental and teacher housing.

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

West Wyalong High School is a comprehensive rural education school that serves the town of West Wyalong and surrounding villages in the Bland Shire. The school enrolment 7 to 12 is approximately 275 including 58 indigenous students. Our curriculum in senior high school integrates a strong vocational education focus including Construction, Hospitality, Primary Industries and Metals and Engineering. The school has productive relationships with the community and values the partnerships with the Bland Shire Council, Riverina TAFE, West Wyalong Local Aboriginal Lands Council, AECG, Evolution Mine and the Lake Cowal Foundation.

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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