Teaching in rural and remote NSW
The NSW Government has committed up to $80 million over the next four years to improve student learning in rural and remote public schools across New South Wales.
Teachers from metropolitan schools are being given an opportunity to see what life is like in remote NSW by participating in a week-long tour to teach in Connected Communities' schools.
Connected Communities contact officer Paul Hughes said the professional learning experience was a great way for city-based teachers to get past their reservations of teaching in a rural school.
Eight metropolitan teachers participated in the program in late 2013, teaching at both Moree East Public School and Wilcannia Central School for at least two days.
Watch these teachers talk about their positive experiences of working in remote schools
Teachers relocating to rural and remote locations may be eligible for the NSW Government's Regional Relocation Grant.
Recent changes to the grant came into effect on Regional Relocation Grant (pdf 34 KB), extending eligibility for the Regional Relocation Grant, a one-off payment of $7,000 for eligible households, to long-term renters in metropolitan Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong who relocate to regional NSW.