Yanco 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 or special interest

Yanco Public School, Yanco

Placement level: Teacher

Contact for enquiries: Jennifer Taaylor (Principal), jennifer.taylor46@det.nsw.edu.au, 02 6955 7162

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: Yanco Public School is looking for a teacher to join our team of dedicated professionals who is willing to teach K-6 and bring a passion for learning with them. Dependant on areas of interest and expertise, this full-time position will potentially include a mix of on class, intervention, support and/or RFF. We are a school that encourages involvement in both sports and the arts and the successful applicant would have many opportunities to be involved in these areas within the school and the wider community.

Additional commitments: Opportunities to lead whole school improvement and build leadership capacity will be provided for the right applicant.

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

There are a number of housing options available to teaching staff in this area. Rental options range from shared housing, caravan parks, units, houses, and Teacher Housing. Private rentals currently range between $200-$400 per week depending on need in both Narrandera and Leeton. Properties for sale are priced at a point that for some it may even be the opportunity to purchase a home.

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

Yanco Public School is a small vibrant school in the Riverina situated between Leeton (10 minutes) and Narrandera (20 minutes). We currently have 66 students in three multi-stage classes and a pre-school program on Friday mornings. With strong ties to the community, there is something happening each week that ensures all students have the chance to learn beyond the classroom. Yanco PS works with a community of other small schools to provide opportunities in sporting events and is a member of the Leeton community of schools. The schools Facebook page provides a small snippet of what happens each and every day.

Situated between Sydney and Melbourne and there being an airport at both Narrandera and Wagga Wagga, travel is easy and there are so many places to visit and explore.

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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