Narrogin Senior High School welcomes eight new teachers to its staff

Isabel VieiraNarrogin Observer
Jordan Heil, Tara Percival, Kanika Malik, Amy Remi and Lilly Simkins
Camera IconJordan Heil, Tara Percival, Kanika Malik, Amy Remi and Lilly Simkins Credit: Narrogin Senior High School

Narrogin Senior High School has welcomed eight new teachers to its staff, bringing with them a breath of fresh air to the school for the start of the year.

Among the school’s new recruits are two former students, Lily Simkins and Jordan Heil.

Ms Simkins has just finished her studies and chosen to undertake her first year of teaching at NSHS as an English teacher.

“I am enjoying the welcoming atmosphere I have received from both staff and students in week one, which has been extremely pleasing and helpful in my first-year teaching,” she said.

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“I chose to return to NSHS as it would provide me with the familiar roots I have grown up with to help reduce as many unknowns as possible to best foster the beginning of my teaching career.

“It was also a great opportunity to move back home for my family, to spend more time with my young daughter, as well as for her to experience growing up in a friendly country town.”

Jordan Heil, Kanika Malik, Lilly Simkins, Tara Percival and Amy Remi
Camera IconJordan Heil, Kanika Malik, Lilly Simkins, Tara Percival and Amy Remi Credit: Narrogin Senior High School

Mr Heil, who has previously taught at NSHS, is teaching health and physical education, and serving as the new Year 8 co-ordinator.

He said he enjoyed working with the school’s physical education staff.

“They were supportive in my first year and have welcomed me back this year,” he said.

“I chose to come back to NSHS because the school is such a massive part of the Narrogin community and I hope my teaching can make a direct impact inside and outside of the school grounds.

“It’s great to be back with family, friends and to my hometown.”

The school’s music department has welcomed Dion Gampfer, while new Year 9 co-ordinator Amy Remi is teaching health and physical education.

Bradley Hall and Annette Wyatt are teaching science, Tara Percival is the new associate principal, and Kanika Malik is teaching within the Narrogin Educational Enrichment Program.

“It has been an exciting start to the school year as we welcome new staff that have chosen either to return or move to Narrogin, particularly in an extremely competitive market,” NSHS principal Sandii Stankovic said.

“We have also retained a record percentage of staff this year, hence a small number of new staff.

“This demonstrates that our staff are connected to the school and community.

“Our new staff bring with them new ideas, experiences and the passion for teaching students which will complement our improvement agenda.”

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