The high school and primary school at Narooma both have bumper classes of new students for the new school year of 2017.
There is a big class of 82 new Year 7s at Narooma High School, according to Year 7 advisor Kate Klose, who said the students were all fitting in well, learning the ropes and their way around school.
Principal Tony Fahey said it great to have such a big class and it showed local parents had faith in Narooma High School to provide a good education for their children.
“We’re up a little on the previous year, which is always nice,” Mr Fahey said. “They seem to be a great group of students and have enjoyed their first week at high school.”
The Year 7s this week are all away at a school camp at the Bournda Environmental Education Centre at Kalaru, which the new students attend every year for some bonding, personal development and to learn leadership skills.
“They’ll get to know each other and break down barriers as they have all come from different primary schools,” he said.
Narooma Public School meanwhile has 60 new kindergarten children in 2017, a big increase from last year where it had 47 students moving into Year 1.
“Narooma Public School currently has 422 children at our school and we will be keeping similar structures as per last year,” principal Paul Sweeney said.
Back at the high school, Mr Fahey has taken on a new role for the next two years being appointed liaising principal school leader for his fellow public school principals from Milton to Eden, where he will perform support and mentoring role.
He will be away for up to three days week for the role but in his absence John Melville and Andrew Thomas will be acting principals.
In other local education news, The Crossing Land Education Trust at Bermagui is offering school-based traineeships for students now completing Year 10.
The traineeship involves:
Successful completion of the school-based traineeship may lead to a career in outdoor education. Crossing trainees have won the School Based Trainee of the Year awards in 2012 and 2016.
Traineeship tasks include:
Please call the project director, Dean Turner on 6493 3400 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time to visit The Crossing to discuss the traineeship.
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