Schools around Narrogin are beginning the school year with plenty of fresh faces, and it is not just new students who are being welcomed.
Narrogin Primary School has welcomed six new teachers this year, which represents a 25 per cent turnover.
Deputy principal Jenny Carter said last year the school welcomed just two new teachers.
Narrogin Senior High School welcomed nine new teachers this year.
Principal Alby Huts said the school had taken on more than four times the number of new teachers it took on last year, with the nine new teachers representing about a 20 per cent change in teaching staff.
“It is not just energy, work ethic and teaching skills they are bringing to the school, but it is a host of other, significant skills they are bringing to the classroom, like information technology, and I’m very pleased with the quality of teachers we have at the school,” he said.
One such teacher is society and environment teacher Amos Burr who, as well as teaching in WA, spent two years each teaching in Spain and Japan and a year teaching in the United Kingdom.
WA College of Agriculture Narrogin has added a maths teacher and an agronomy and crops teacher due to the increased enrolments.
St Matthews School has four new teachers starting.