Full steam ahead for college as year starts

Kellie BalaamNarrogin Observer
The Year 10s who have begun studying at the Narrogin WA College of Agriculture.
Camera IconThe Year 10s who have begun studying at the Narrogin WA College of Agriculture. Credit: icture: Supplied

With the first week of school done and dusted, the principal of the WA College of Agriculture — Narrogin is looking forward to a “smooth and positive” start to the year for staff and students.

Principal Stephen Watt said the college had introduced 60 new Year 10 and 11 students this year.

“These new students will be adjusting to the dorm life,” he said.

“They spent the first weekend before the start of term doing orientation activities.”

As well as the new students, Mr Watt said he had welcomed four staff members.

Kylie Dowling and Gayelle Quartermaine have returned from extended leave, while Janette Wells and Simon Moore are starting in the college’s class area.

“Simon is teaching maths and science, and Janette is involved in different areas, including our agriculture studies,” Mr Watt said.

New and returning staff Janette Wells, Kylie Dowling, Gayelle Quartermaine and Simon Moore.
Camera IconNew and returning staff Janette Wells, Kylie Dowling, Gayelle Quartermaine and Simon Moore. Credit: Picture: Supplied

Mr Watt said he hoped 2020 would be a productive year for the college.

“I’m looking forward to a smooth and positive start to the year and to students making the transition between traditional schools and our school,” he said.

“I hope the staff can continue in assisting students to do their best and that the students are cared for and feel safe around the college.”

Mr Watt said his advice for anyone new to the college was to “look, listen and ask questions” and “don’t be afraid to get help”.

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