A record 38 new teachers set to begin at Tarneit school [The Age, 2015]

A brand new school year is set to commence.

What a serious ramp up in growth. From 250 to 1200 students in 3 years. Check out this article from the Age on Tarneit P-9.

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A record 38 new teachers set to begin at Tarneit school
by Henrietta Cook, education reporter
Source – The Age, published Jan 27, 2015

The school has a diverse student population, and about 60 per cent come from households that speak a language other than English. Students predominantly come from low socio-economic backgrounds.

Principal Peter Devereux and 35 of the new teachers set to start the year at Tarneit P-9. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer. Source - The Age
Principal Peter Devereux and 35 of the new teachers set to start the year at Tarneit P-9. Photo: Simon O’Dwyer. Source – The Age

The class of 2015 is wearing name tags and eager to start school.

A record 38 new teachers will begin at Tarneit P-9 College this week, a school in Melbourne’s outer-west growth corridor that has experienced an explosion in its student population.

When the school opened three years ago it had about 250 students. This year 1200 children will attend the school. The cohort of new teachers is much larger than the average class size and on Tuesday they attended an induction day. They were briefed on everything from duty of care obligations to classroom management strategies and were also taken on a tour of the school’s ever-expanding grounds.

Most of the learning takes place in 21 portable classrooms, which are connected by a series of paths. – – – This is a short excerpt of the original article. Please click here to read the entire article at its source.

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