Member for Hawkesbury Dominic Perrottet welcomed and offered encouragement to local students and staff beginning the new school year.
“I’d like to wish Hawkesbury students and staff the best for 2016,” Mr Perrottet said. “And I am happy to welcome three new full-time teachers to the community. I wish you the very best in your career and know that you will love living and working here.”
This year 367 new permanent teachers and 42 principles started in new roles at public schools across NSW. Recipients of teaching cadetships, internships and scholarships are also starting at public schools across the state.
Working at NSW public schools continues to be a popular choice for beginning teachers, with more than 200 applications for 50 teach.Rural scholarships, 105 applications for 25 cadetships and 123 applications for 25 internships.
These incentives were made possible by the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government’s Great Teaching, Inspired Learning and Rural and Remote Education Blueprint reforms, which provide valuable assistance to attract and retain quality teachers.