Living and teaching in rural & remote communities

Living and teaching in rural & remote communities

Living and teaching in rural & remote communities

Living and teaching in rural & remote communities offers unique experiences. With our culturally diverse population and some of Australia’s best-known landscapes, these communities are truly special places.

Wilcannia-Forbes Diocese has 18 schools in both rural and remote communities. Teaching and living in rural NSW offers all the comforts of modern Australian living, without the usual hustle and bustle of city life.


Apply now to join our quality rural and remote education team, who are committed to responding to Pope Francis’ call to make a difference in the lives of rural and remote students in Western NSW.

Applications can be sent to the Catholic Education Office (CEO) anytime by sending a letter stating your interest and an up-to-date resume to

Please indicate the position and location in which you are interested.

Advertisements are placed on the CEO website as a vacancy becomes available.

Advertisements for positions are also distributed throughout the Diocese and, if applicable, can be found on

Applications for Principal and CEO roles are forwarded to the Director of Catholic Education, through the Director’s Personal Assistant. Email:

Applications for all other roles in schools are sent directly to the Principal of the school.

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Expressions of Interest Welcome

1 December, 2017

Recent News

  • Diocese Celebrates Catholic Schools Week
    News Article
    5 March, 2019

    Diocese Celebrates Catholic Schools Week

    Wilcannia-Forbes Diocese invites everyone to see first-hand the many good things happening in their 18 parish schools during Catholic Schools Week during 3 – 10 March 2019.


    ‘Seeking the True, the Beautiful and the Good’ is the theme for this year’s Catholic Schools Week, and Director of Mission and Religious Education, Dr Gerard O’Shea, explains the meaning behind the tagline.


    “Any sound education must pay close attention to the needs of the person being educated. Since the time of Plato and Aristotle, the consensus about the deepest desire of the human heart – the search for the True, the Beautiful and the Good. The integrated pursuit of truth, beauty and goodness underpins everything of value that our school system offers,” Dr O’Shea said.

  • Practical help for those suffering financial hardship
    News Article
    8 August, 2018

    Practical help for those suffering financial hardship

    The Bishop of Wilcannia-Forbes Diocese is mindful of the many farmers in his diocese who are experiencing the worst drought in recorded history.  


    Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green, who grew up on a farm near Forbes, and has personal experience with the effects of drought, understands that it is practical support needed most for those experiencing hardship.  


    “The provision of affordable Catholic schooling should not be an added burden to the financial strain of families, especially for those in need in this time of drought,” he said.   Bishop Columba reminds families who are in difficult financial circumstances, for any reason, that they are always able to approach their school Principal to arrange relief in regard to their school fees.