Prin­ci­pal brings ex­pe­ri­ence and vi­sion to role

Pilbara News - - Education - Court­ney Fowler

■ 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.”

Ben Jamieson

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