Inland southern NSW - East Griffith area

Teach and make a difference in East Griffith

A bustling and cosmopolitan centre, Griffith is a slice of Italy in the heart of the Riverina, with over 60 per cent of the city's population of Italian descent. Griffith is complimented by wide tree-lined streets, radial patterns and parks – synonymous with Walter Burley Griffin and the city of Canberra.

A township in the East Griffith area, Barellan is birthplace of Australia’s most famous female tennis player, Evonne Goolagong Cawley.

The area is also home to the Barellan Central School, which has developed an outstanding technology platform to integrate technology into teaching and learning and holds an intense focus on the delivery of a high quality curriculum to meet the needs of all K-12 students.

A member of the highly successful Riverina Access Partnership (RAP) – which utilises video conferencing technology to deliver the Higher School Certificate curriculum across six schools – the Barellan Central School plan reflects the use of NSW Smarter Schools Centre for Excellence resources to support Quality Teaching throughout the Riverina.

As an educator at Barellan Central School you’ll have the opportunity to enhance your career as you guide, nurture and inspire students to achieve their potential in all areas. Working at a local school, you could also be eligible for additional personal leave days and a rental subsidy of 50 per cent.

The quality of dining and the main street shops, great events, the ability to live two minutes from your work – these are all good reasons why we love living here. You also have the choice of small acreage or quiet suburbia. When your friends and family come to visit there are so many things to do.
- Janice

What is it like to live and work in the East Griffith area?

Schools in the area offering incentives and benefits include:

  • Check the availability of the NBN at your address here
  • 3G & 4G Mobile Network.

Banna Avenue, Griffith’s main street, is a busy retail district with street cafés, specialty dress shops, shoe shops and beauty salons. There are also two shopping centres; Griffith Central and Griffin Plaza.

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Contact us

For more information regarding rural and remote benefits and incentives please contact EdConnect.

  • Existing employees of the department, phone 1300 32 32 32 (select option 3) or log an online enquiry.
  • New applicants to the department, phone 1300 30 04 98.
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