Meekatharra.JPGMeekatharra District High School is located approximately 800 kilometres north east of Perth, and caters for kindergarten to Year 12 students, with a total enrolment of around 180 students, the majority being primary aged students. The placement is across all areas from K-12, including Health & Physical Education (HPE).

Students with a desire to teach in remote schools upon graduation are encouraged to apply.

Opportunity for 3rd year students - 2 week placements

There may also be opportunities to have 2 week placements arranged at the school for 3rd year Education students. NOTE: All travel (including flights to & from Geraldton or Meekatharra) and food costs are the responsibility of the student.

About the School

Due to Meekatharra's large Aboriginal population, over 90% of students at Meekatharra District High School come from Aboriginal families. The school has a well- resourced early childhood area, specialist music, art, horticulture area, design and technology facilities and is fully supported with information technology. The school places significant emphasis on teaching and learning, specifically literacy and numeracy, student well-being, attendance and early intervention.


 Completing a practicum in this school will:

  • Allow you to consider and experience the possibility of future employment living and working in remote areas;
  • There are many financial, lifestyle and career benefits in starting a career in remote schools;
  • More opportunities for employment with previous experience and skills viewed favourably;
  • Great potential to thrive both personally and professionally while experiencing a unique lifestyle.

Earn while you learn

If you are placed for a 10 WEEK BLOCK, you can apply for funding through the Country Practicum Program and other support. This includes:

  • Funds to travel to location (equivalent of airfare);
  • Stipend of up to $290 p/wk during placement, subject to location;
  • Local accommodation (usually billeting).

    *must be an Australian Permanent Resident (or New Zealand citizen) to qualify

How to apply

You will need to prepare a statement about yourself and your teaching philosophy based on your personal and professional experience, your studies, your skills, what you have to offer schools and what you hope to achieve by participating in the internship.

For 10 week placements, you will also need to complete and send in the Department of Education application form no later than four weeks before your practicum is due to start.

Find out more

Further information on the Country Practicum Program is available on the Department of Education’s website.