Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Lachlan teacher's new leading role

Petrina Essex.
A DERWENT Valley woman is the new principal of the Northern Christian School at Bridgewater. Petrina Essex from Lachlan has taken over from the long-serving head-of-school Christine Woolley who was also a long-time local resident.

Mrs Essex has lived at New Norfolk and Lachlan for eight years, having moved from the mainland with husband Greg and their children. After traveling to Kingston each day for work, a shift closer to home resulted in Mrs Essex being appointed principal when Mrs Woolley retired last year.

"Christine put her heart and soul into the school to establish it as a small, yet solid educational facility," Mrs Essex said. The new principal aims continue that legacy while growing the school in numbers and facilities.

The school draws students from Ellendale to Brighton to North Hobart and offers a bus service to all areas in between. The school is opening its doors on June 3 from 9.30-11.30am to show how it is addressing the areas of design and technology.

Mrs Essex invites the community to join in the family events being planned this term. There is an ambrose golf tournament on Saturday, May 21, and a barefoot bowls night this Friday, May 13. Contact the school for more information.

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