Bunbwahl Public School staff members Amy Crozier, Felice Davis and Lee-Anne Bramble welcome new principal Dianne Farley ((third left).First time kindy kids aren’t the only ones excitedly waiting for the new school year to begin.
Nanjing Night Net

Bungwahal Public School’s newly appointed teacher/principal Dianne Farley is counting down the hours, eagerly waiting for the school gates to officially open for 2017.

As a teaching principal Dianne is looking forward to meeting and tackling the many challenges associated with a small, country coastal school.

“The overriding challenge will be to ensure I maintain Bungwahl to the enviable standard it is, while being open to innovative creativity to meet the challenges of students in the 21stcentury,” she said.

“My first challenge will be to get to know the students and their families so that I can tailor learning to meettheir individual learning style and needs.”

Dianne Farley said she was excited by the possibilitys for makiing student learning more engaging and relevant.

An enthusiastic and visionary primary school teacher, Dianne is thrilled with her appointment to, what she described as, an outstanding small school.

“The previous principal, staff and school community have developedincredible programs, a great school culture and enviable academic results.”

More importantly, the Orange native said with a smile, she was looking forward to not having to scrape ice off the windscreen during those frostywinter months.

With posts in central and western NSWand further afield toEngland –in schools which have ranged from 16 to 740 student schools – Dianne’s appointment in the Great Lakes is the furthest east she has taught.

While she has spent many years holidaying on the coast, Dianne has never lived on the coast.

“I had my first experience in a small school six years ago and absolutely loved it.

“I enjoy the opportunities for leadership and autonomy without losing the classroom contact with children –which brings me the greatest joy.

“I find the honesty, humour, creativity and intelligence of children continually uplifting.”

After completing her studies at the then Mitchell College, Bathurst, Dianne began her career teachingEnglish at Wilcannia Central School.

Education is very much a part of her family structure with her husband, four siblings and two of their partners members of the teaching fraternity.

“My late dad (who was a farmer) said I was born to be a teacher;

“I love being around children,” the mother of three adult children said.

A one-time secondary school teacher, Dianne switchedbecause she enjoyed the diversity of primary education.

“In secondary you have to have a specialised subject.

“But primary teaching allows me to cover and explore every subject.”

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