Principal brings experience and vision to role
■ Pannawonica Primary has welcomed new principal Ben Jamieson, who will bring more than eight years teaching experience to the small Pilbara school.
After two years as deputy principal at Baynton West Primary School in Karratha, Mr Jamieson made the move south for the start of Term 3.
Mr Jamieson likened his placement at Pannawonica Primary School to winning the lottery.
“I love Pannawonica,” he said.
“The community is fantastic and the kids are amazing. I wake up every morning and just can’t believe this is my job.”
Mr Jamieson said he hoped to make a lasting contribution to the school and local community.
“I am looking at ways to extend the range of opportunities students have available at the school,” he said.
“We have a lot of science and maths expertise around town, so I hope to establish partnerships with organisations in the community running science, technology and mathematics enrichment programs.”
Mr Jamieson said the school had a variety of exciting extracurricular activities and excursions planned for the rest of the school year.
“We have some amazing arts and drama talent at the school, so I have arranged for students to have an excursion to Karratha to see a live performance,” he said.
“We also have an amazing junior sports program.
“In addition to our weekly Auskick sessions, the kids will have an excursion to play junior footy against Dampier Primary School.
“I look forward to working with the community over the coming months to provide our students with as many opportunities as possible during their time at Pannawonica Primary School.”