Sacred Heart Primary School has gained a few new faces around the campus this year as the staff welcome four new colleagues.
Brennan Mills, Kate James, Emma Kerr and Sonya Bourke have all joined the team for the 2018 school year, each coming from different backgrounds but all looking forward to the challenges and year ahead.
Miss Emma Kerr who comes from Albury will be teaching year three this year after spending the past 12 months overseas teaching in the UK.
She is a young teacher who is only a few years out of university and in her downtime loves to snow ski, participate in triathlons, play golf and go hiking.
Emma said she is excited to be working at Sacred Heart Primary School this year and loves the environment of the school.
"Sacred Heart Primary is a unique learning environment to be apart for many reasons including the focus on a contemporary, engaging and innovative learning with a strong sense of community,” Emma said.
“My year 3 class has had a great start to 2018 and we're looking forward to the journey ahead."
Miss Kate James has moved back to Yarrawonga after being at St Joseph's School in Numurkah for the past two years and will be teaching year four this year.
She has also previously worked in the mines in WA and is getting married this year.
In her time off she loves to keep fit, travel, water ski, snowboard, read and have a good laugh.
Kate said she already has a great love for her class and is enjoying Sacred Heart immensely.
"Sacred Heart is a vibrant school full of wonderful children and has a fantastic staff, who have been very supportive during my first few weeks,” Kate said.
“I have been blessed with a beautiful bunch of children in my class who make coming to school a joy.
“I have really enjoyed introducing a few new learning games and having a laugh with both the staff and students of the school."
Mr Brennan Mills who lives in Yarrawonga previously worked at St Joseph's School in Numurkah and will be teaching year six.
He has his hands full this year along with his high school bound students along with a young family with twins on the way.
Brennan loves to travel, enjoys sport and keeping fit and said he has fit in well at Sacred Heart with the great staff and students the school possesses.
"My start at Sacred Heart has been made a little easier because of the fact that I knew a few of my colleagues before I started,” Brennan said.
“Staff and students are very fortunate with the outstanding facilities that we have.
“I've got a good group of Grade 6s this year who are eager and respectful kids.
“I’m very happy with the team of teachers that I've been put with this year and the entire staff overall have been very welcoming and helpful in making my transition as smooth as possible."
Mrs Sonia Bourke has had the biggest lifestyle change of the new group of staff.
She started work at Sacred Heart late last year after she spent the last 20 years working in the legal industry.
At Sacred Heart she will be working in the administration office and will see her two sons Jack and Charlie start year three and prep respectively this year.
In her spare time Sonia loves to spend time with her husband, family and friends and enjoys keeping fit.
"I love seeing all the children's smiling faces each morning,” Sonia said.
Sacred Heart Primary Deputy Principal Dean Carroll said the school was happy with their new staff and welcomed them for the 2018 school year.
“We are very pleased with the new staff members we gained this year as all are experienced in their fields and will make a great inclusion into our team,” Dean said.
“We are looking forward to seeing what the 2018 year has in store for us and for our new staff to stick around for many years to come.”