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Head Teacher Mathematics - Gilgandra High School

NSW Department of EducationNew South Wales


 Regional NSW   

Advertisement Number A900104986

Number of Positions

Total Remuneration Package: Remuneration package valued at $137,486.00. This position attracts a base salary of $124,038.00, plus leave loading and employer's contribution to superannuation.
School Name Gilgandra High School
Principal Network Mudgee
Staffing Area Dubbo
 FTE 1.000

Contact Name Susan Hutchison
Contact Phone number 6847 2276

Closing Date


Job Category

 TCH Other


 Teaching Service 
Position Information 

Gilgandra High School is an inclusive, culturally diverse rural school residing on Wiradjuri, Kamilaroi and Wailwan Land, with a student body of 230, of whom 30% identify as Aboriginal. Gilgandra High School has a strong tradition of academic, agriculture and sporting success, with skilled teachers with a broad range of experience who value academic excellence and cater for all student learning styles and abilities. Gilgandra High school has two Multi-Categorical classes and one Emotional Disturbance class catering for students with special needs. The systems for student behaviour and learning are supported through the Wellbeing Framework and Wellbeing Hub (Bundyi Baayay,under pinning the strong student wellbeing ethos in the school. Students consistently achieve their desired post school options, including university placement, apprenticeships and traineeships.

Gilgandra High School has well-maintained facilities, including three trade-training centres, self-sustaining aquaponics unit, relationships with tertiary institutions and Wiradjuri language; providing an inclusive curriculum, ensuring student interests, academic levels and goals are supported. Our school has strong relationships with the feeder primary schools in the area who support our effective transition programs.

We welcome community involvement in our school and have an active parent body who, through their support, enrich our students' learning experiences and school culture. We value the contribution that the Gilgandra school community makes to the future directions of the school and we value feedback from across all sectors of the school community. As such, we have provided opportunities for the students, staff and the school community to engage in consultation and feedback via a number of channels throughout the year.

The situational analysis has highlighted areas of strength in our school. Experienced staff provide stability and depth to the teaching and learning, the support of our students and the administrative and day to day running and care of our school; providing a wealth of experience to our early career teachers who are developing their practice. We have plentiful school facilities and expansive well kept grounds. Focus areas to progress the school include 'Student growth and attainment', 'Wellbeing' and 'Community connections'. 'Student growth and attainment looks toward improvement in student achievement through explicit teaching practice and the analysis of data for student growth. Wellbeing focuses on attendance as a means to ensure that all our students are engaged for the maximum teaching and learning time available and creating an environment that develops a positive learning culture and a positive sense of belonging for all students and members of our school community. Community connections aims to continue to build on the connections we have with the Gilgandra community, ensuring that our school is an integral part of the local community and developing a culture where community members feel welcomed and valued in the Gilgandra High School environment. These strategic directions hope to have outcomes that see increasing improved student performance, opportunity to engage our students in a safe learning environment and increased community engagement.

Specific Selection Criteria 

Applicants must satisfy the teacher training and academic qualification requirements for this position. In addition to the general selection criteria, 

1. Approval to teach Mathematics 7-12 and capacity and willingness to teach Mathematics Extension 1 and 2.

2. Demonstrated capacity for strong faculty leadership with the ability to inspire and build the capacity of teachers with a diverse range of skills and experience.

3. Demonstrated ability to lead curriculum with exceptional teaching practice to engage and improve outcomes for a diverse range of learners.

4. Proven capacity to build positive relationships and engagement across the school community which help to create a vibrant and positive school culture of respect and learning.

5. Demonstrated capacity to be a dynamic member of the schools executive leadership team, to lead and manage and implement whole school initiatives.

General Selection Criteria 
1. Successful teaching experience with capacity to initiate improvement in teaching, learning and classroom practice
2. Knowledge of curriculum, assessment and student welfare with the ability to lead and design quality, inclusive teaching and learning programs
3. Educational leadership skills to build the capacity and manage the performance of individuals and teams
4. Well developed communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to build relationships and engage students, staff and parents
5. Ability to plan and manage resources effectively and equitably to support teaching and learning
6. Knowledge of and commitment to the Department's Aboriginal education policies

An unconditional full approval to teach is a requirement. If you do not hold a full approval to teach with the NSW Department of Education, you are required to commence the application process at the same time as you apply for this teaching opportunity.


From 8 November 2021 all Department of Education employees undertaking relevant work, including any work conducted on a NSW school site, will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The successful candidate for this position will be required to confirm full vaccination status prior to the Department of Education finalising the appointment of the candidate and entry on duty. Further information on the Department’s COVID-19 response is available at


The successful applicant may be eligible to receive a one-off recruitment payment of $20,000. Conditions apply.

Special Notes 

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