Whitton Murrami 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: Classroom or special interest

Whitton Murrami Public School, Suburb NSW

Placement level: Teacher

Contact for enquiries: Debbie Morden (Principal), deborah.morden@det.nsw.edu.au, 02 6955 2631

Additional resources: explore what it's like to live and work in the Leeton 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 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 is located in Leeton and Griffith NSW and subject to availability.

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

Whitton Murrami Public School is a small school in the Riverina situated between Leeton and Griffith. The student enrolment numbers have remained stable with around 30-35 students including 33% identifying as aboriginal. The school attracts low socio-economic funding and a small component of learning support staffing. The school has a balance of new and experienced staff that are dedicated and caring. The teaching staff takes pride in delivering diverse opportunities in a safe, secure and disciplined learning environment where student welfare is paramount.

The school enjoys a supportive P&C and strong links with the Whitton Murrami community. As a member of the Leeton Community of Schools the school regularly joins with students from surrounding schools to engage in a range of curriculum, sporting and social events. The staff access joint professional learning opportunities. Our school's vast, well-maintained grounds include stunning gardens, a multi-purpose tennis court, modern playground equipment and a large covered cola area.

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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