Pair bids fond farewell

Teach­ers have mixed emo­tions as their time at Eidsvold ends

Central and North Burnett Times - - SCHOOL NEWS -

IT WAS with mixed emo­tions that teach­ers Karen Shep­herd­son and Vicki Kee­gan said their good­byes at Eidsvold State School.

Both started at the school in 2009 and found teach­ing and be­ing part of the Eidsvold com­mu­nity to be a re­ward­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

This was Ms Shep­herd­son’s first teach­ing po­si­tion and her first time liv­ing away from Bris­bane.

Her part­ner Joshua Staunton also moved to Eidsvold in 2009 and worked at the Star Ho­tel.

They plan to re­turn to Bris­bane with their 12-month-old daugh­ter, Lily.

Ms Kee­gan trans­ferred to Eidsvold from Rain­bow Beach State School as part of a se­nior teach­ers re­mote/ru­ral po­si­tion pro­gram.

Both teach­ers found that be­ing at a ru­ral P–12 school pro­vided a wide range of teach­ing and cur­ricu­lum ex­pe­ri­ences in the past four years.

Dur­ing her time at Eidsvold State School, Ms Shep­herd­son pri­mar­ily taught Prep andYear 1 but also taught some sec­ondary classes in her first year.

Ms Kee­gan can now add sec­ondary art, teacher/li­brar­ian, learn­ing sup­port and spe­cial ed­u­ca­tion to her CV af­ter her Eidsvold ex­pe­ri­ence.

Next year Ms Shep­herd­son will be teach­ing at Or­mis­ton State School and Ms Kee­gan will be at Caloun­dra State School.

Photo: Sue Har­ris

FAREWELL EIDSVOLD: Teach­ers Karen Shep­herd­son and Vicki Kee­gan say their good­byes to Eidsvold af­ter four years.

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