Wyalong 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.

Quality Teacher for Literacy & Numeracy

Wyalong Public School, Wyalong NSW

Placement level: Teacher

Contact for enquiries: Kylie Taylor (Principal), kylie.taylor59@det.nsw.edu.au, 02 6972 2140

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).

Role description: The placement will be tailored dependent on the skillset of the applicant. It could be having their own class, implementing intervention programs, 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.
  • Demonstrated capacity to contribute to building and strengthening teacher capacity in improving literacy and numeracy outcomes for students.

Accommodation details

Teaching Housing may be available in West Wyalong.

The two main real estate agents are Miller & James Real Estate and Quade Moncrieff Livestock and Property

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

Wyalong Public School, also known as 'Toppy', is a vibrant learning community situated on Wiradjuri land. It has a current enrolment of 84 students. There are four stage-based classrooms that are well supported by a dynamic team, including AP C&I and Instructional Leader.

The school ensures a safe, caring and positive learning environment, where every student is known, valued and cared for. The school community has high expectations that are underpinned by our values of respect, responsibility and resilience.

This promotes a strong emphasis on striving for personal best and on the holistic development of every student and staff member.

The school is committed to evidence-based teaching and learning programs with a strong focus on targeted teaching. Our literacy practices are aligned with research from the Science of Reading.

We have a strong and positive learning culture. We use instructional coaching as part of our collaborative approach towards professional growth. The school also employs a speech pathologist who works with the staff once a fortnight.

Our school aspires to develop students who will thrive as responsible citizens. We understand that students need to have greater thinking and problem solving abilities and be more self-motivated than ever before.

The community of West Wyalong offers a variety of opportunities for social involvement including sport, music, book clubs, movie cinema, gym, restaurants and pubs. Our school also has an active social club. Wyalong is less than two hours from Wagga Wagga and Griffith and five hours to Sydney.

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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