Meet Eidsvold school’s fresh teachers
EIDSVOLD State School has five new teachers this year.
Lesleigh Dwyer, who previously taught special education, will teach Prep and Year 1, Lou Fielding will teach Years 4, 5 and 6, Jack McNeale and Aaron Bernard are taking seniors and Joanna Pickham will be doing dance, drama, English and LOTE.
Principal Carole Boatwright said teaching in a rural community was a unique challenge.
“Because we’re a smaller school we have composite classes, so that adds an extra load to teachers,” Ms Boatwright said.
“They all came and visited before coming here and (deputy principal) Preston and I were able to share information with them.”
Mr Bernard, from Caboolture, called the change in living a big shift.
“I really enjoyed the feel of the school and it’s still reasonably close to home,” he said.
He had lived here a little more than two weeks and was settling in well.
Some have already taken on a few new programs at the school – Mr Bernard is running the Smart Moves PE program, while Ms Pickham is putting together dance and vocal groups.
NEW LEARNING: Five new teachers: Lesleigh Dwyer, Jack McNeale, Joanna Pickham, Aaron Bernard and Lou Fielding.