New teachers join the team

New teacher

Meet six of the 270 new teachers and staff who have joined one of Canberra’s 87 public schools this year. 

New teacher Peter Usher

“Being at a bi-national school, I’m really looking forward to helping our students become global citizens. Our students have a great opportunity to work in French and English speaking countries around the world.”

Peter Usher, new teacher at Telopea Park School. 

New teacher Sean Grandi

"I'm looking forward to putting everything I've learned during my degree into the classroom and my students."

Shaun Grandi, new teacher at Giralang Primary School. 

New teacher Sarah

“I look forward to imparting knowledge and shaping the children’s lives – always giving them hope so they can do what they want to do in life.”

Sarah Hughes, new teacher at Harrison School, Harrison.

New teacher Sam Hancox

“I’m looking forward to watching students grow and improve over the year with my input and influence as their teacher.”

Sam Hancox, new teacher at Torrens Primary.

New teacher

"At Majura there's lots of support for the kids on their emotional and social well being. It's good for kids to know school is not just about academics, but also fostering friendships."  

Thembi Compton, new teacher at Majura Primary School

New teacher Madeleine Claydon

“’I’m really looking forward implementing personal learning strategies that enable students to present work in a variety of different ways. It’s not just about writing an essay.”

Madeleine Clayden, new teacher at Wanniassa High School.

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