White Cliffs 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 (The Real Outback Experience!)

White Cliffs Public School, White Cliffs NSW

Placement level: Teacher

Contact for enquiries: Lavinia Weaver (Principal), lavinia.weaver@det.nsw.edu.au, 08 8091 6601

Additional resources: explore what it's like to live and work in the Central Darling 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

Teacher Housing may be available. Other accommodation options include private rentals, Air BnB's or surrounding Caravan Park.

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

White Cliffs Public School is located in the picturesque town of White Cliffs, 280kms North West of Broken Hill. We are a primary school with a current enrolment of 19 students that are split across two classes. Our school is currently staffed by an incredible team, including a teaching principal, 2 classroom teachers, an SLSO and a SAM.

Our students and staff live in the local area, which includes surrounding sheep and cattle properties and the traditional White Cliffs dugouts. White Cliffs offers a true outback lifestyle, including nightlife at the local pub, annual gymkhanas, general store, health care provided via the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), plus lots more. The road into town is fully bitumised and is an easy drive to and from Broken Hill for shopping, or to get away for a weekend of exploring.

If you want a true outback experience, White Cliffs Public School is the place for you!

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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