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A swag of new teachers at Lightning Ridge Central

New teachers at Lightning Ridge Central School - Tim Wykes (Wagga), Amy Flaherty (Maitland), Damien Flaherty (Maitland), Josie Hughes (first year), Peta Wykes (Wagga), Stuart Bailey (Singleton), Jennifer Pickard (Newcastle), Kali Ratu (Lake Cargelligo), Bec Jarvis (Shoalhaven), Richard Finter (Principal), Olivia Clarke (Sydney), Trudy Spargo (Northern Rivers), Zoe Treweeke (Hebel), Tim Flaus (Bowral). Absent: Josie Cargnoni (Hebel). Photo TWH

Rata Jackson

It’s not unusual for a country school to have a few new teachers arriving at the beginning of the year, but Lightning Ridge Central School is welcoming nine new full-time teachers and two part-time teachers this year.

Most have come from the more densely populated areas of NSW that have shopping centres, movie theatres, a postie that delivers mail to your letterbox, and where primary and secondary schools are located separately on different campuses.

So, with teacher shortages all over Australia, why have these teachers decided to come to Lightning Ridge? […]

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