New to a Country School K-12

26 August 2021

Off Class - New to a Country School K-12 by CPL Podcast

Cath Jeffery guides you to success in regional and rural NSW…

It is great to live in a country town. You can feel invested in the local history and valued in ways that build lifelong relationships.

  • Get to know your students and the town.
  • Establish boundaries very early and make it clear you are a teacher.
  • Focus on developing your teaching and avoid taking on too much, especially if you are a beginning teacher.
  • Incorporate local resources into your teaching as much as possible.
  • Take time to reflect on your teaching and relationship with the community.
  • Get to know the backgrounds of your students’ families.
  • A lot of residents will have attended and be invested in their local public school.
  • Try to respect and build upon the authentic relationships between the school and community.
  • Find opportunities to include community in ownership of the curriculum.
  • Be an advocate and empower students to work together for positive changes and services in their town.

Find our Takeaway Notes and Graphic Summary attached below.

Listen to the full CPL Podcast episode here