WELCOME: Simon Hamilton, James Wealleans, Kamaya Jennings, Will Sunerton and Leonore Lancaster have joined Stanthorpe High.
WELCOME: Simon Hamilton, James Wealleans, Kamaya Jennings, Will Sunerton and Leonore Lancaster have joined Stanthorpe High. Contributed

New contingent of teaching staff at Stanthorpe High

A WARM welcome to our new teachers.

With growth in student numbers comes growth in teacher numbers.

This year we welcome seven new teachers to our staff.

Three are faces whom we saw last year when they were pre-service teachers completing their final prac while at university.

Now they are back to teach having graduated.

Another three have transferred to Stanthorpe from outback communities and bring with them a wealth of knowledge and skill.

And one comes to us from England.

Here is a little about each of them.

Leonore Lancaster:

"I've moved to Stanthorpe from Cunnamulla, where I spent the last five years teaching in a P-12 school. I've also taught and trained teenagers and adults in the workplace. Visual art is both my main subject area and my main interest outside school.”

Tanya Hamilton:

"I have been a business and restaurant owner and also had the opportunity to teach and manage the Outback College of Hospitality for five years in central-west Queensland. I look forward to new adventures in the hospitality industry and a cooler change in Stanthorpe.”

Simon Hamilton:

"I have been teaching for six years and have come from Longreach. This year I am teaching mainly maths, including senior Maths B.”

Kamya Jennings:

"This is my first year of teaching. I came to Stanthorpe State High School last year to complete my final practical assessments as part of my degree. Classes I have this year include PE and junior science.”

Will Sunerton:

"I'm a first- year teacher new to Stanthorpe State High School, having moved here from Brisbane.”

Ryan Pitt:

"I completed my degree as a pre-service teacher here last year. I have a Year 8 form class, as well as subjects including PE.”

James Wealleans:

"I moved to Stanthorpe after returning to Queensland, having taught in a comprehensive school in London for two years. My role within the school involves me working within the humanities department where I get to explore my love of history.”