New teachers bring new experience

New St Patrick's Primary School teachers Justin Short, Rose McNoe, Marianne Kambouridis and Emma Grant. Picture: Alasdair McDonald
New St Patrick's Primary School teachers Justin Short, Rose McNoe, Marianne Kambouridis and Emma Grant. Picture: Alasdair McDonald

Bega’s St Patrick's Primary School has seen four new teachers added to their staff for the 2017 school year.

Year 4 and 5 teacher Justin Short arrives at the school after five years teaching in Arnhem Land and Katherine in the Northern Territory.

“It’s great being here because I have a long relationship with the school because my boys went here,” the Pambula resident said.

Year 3 and 4 teacher Marianne Kambouridis is a former high school maths teacher in Ballarat.

“It is a lovely school here and very welcoming,” the Millingandi resident said.

Eden’s Emma Grant joins the school to teach religious education and Kindergarten after studying at Lumen Christi Catholic College at Pambula Beach and Bega’s University of Wollongong campus.

“I’m thoroughly enjoying it,” she said.

“There’s definitely challenges and it is a new environment so I’m learning the procedures.”

Part-time Kindergarten and Year 3 and 4 teacher Rose McNoe makes a 146 kilometre journey from Batemans Bay to teach her pupils on days she is not at St Bernard's Primary School in Batehaven.

“It’s lovely here, a beautiful little school,” she said.

Ms McNoe is planning on moving to Wolumla by the end of the year.