Schools welcome new staff
THIS school year has brought an influx of new teachers to the fold at Proserpine secondary schools.
Both St Catherine's Catholic College Manresa campus and the Proserpine State High School boosted teacher numbers, some coming from around the corner and some travelling the breadth of the country to take up their new positions.
Teachers came from Townsville, some from Victoria, some from the Sunshine Coast and one from Western Australia.
A host of experience in the teaching sector is balanced with fresh enthusiasm from students graduating university last year and taking up their first jobs.
The teachers may come from all walks of life and from all parts of the country and have different levels of experience but at the same time they all have one thing in common: to make the most out of their new homes and to give their students the best learning experience possible.
Former student Lukas Sabo returns to Proserpine State High School this year and will teach year 8-11 maths, English and physics.
His goal for the year is to achieve a pass for every one of his physics students.
Principal Don McDermid has a new right hand this year in David Gallagher.
The deputy principal, who has come from Townsville, said that as well as surviving the year he wanted to build connections in the community.
Brooke Riddle, starting the year at St Catherine's Catholic College teaching year 7-10 music, humanities, food tech and HPE after leaving a position on the Gold Coast, said she wanted to help her students "be the best versions of themselves they can be”.