Meet Eidsvold school’s fresh teach­ers

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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.

PHOTO: JACK LAWRIE

NEW LEARN­ING: Five new teach­ers: Lesleigh Dwyer, Jack McNeale, Joanna Pick­ham, Aaron Bernard and Lou Field­ing.

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