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A taste of country school culture

A group of Sydneysiders experienced education Narrabri SHire style recently - and came away impressed

SHOWING US OFF: Narrabri Public School Year 6 students Logan Hanslow, Tashanny Clark and school captain Jinali Trindall are joined by principal Marion Tame, right, in showing a visiting group of Sydneysiders around the school - Neutral Bay Public School principal David Shuster, teacher David Brown, Parliamentary Secretary for Education Gareth Ward, Carlingford West Public School principal Andrew Williamson, Hunters Hill Public School principal Sakuna Pho, Greenacre Public School teacher Abbey McNab, Education Department Parramatta network director Julie Kennedy, West Pymble Public School teacher Maria Greenwood and Greenacre Public School teacher Jackie McDonald.

We have been used to, in recent times, showing off our high-quality local schools to city educators, and another group went away from Narrabri Shire impressed recently.
The group of Sydney primary school teachers and Education Department officials, accompanied by Parliamentary Secretary for Education Gareth Ward, were in the North West on August 16 to see what they could learn from rural schools.
They visited Narrabri Public, Wee Waa High and Wee Waa Public Schools while in the shire.
Narrabri Public School principal Marion Tame said the group was interested in the “culture” behind country schools, and to see what they could use in the city.
And that might be quite a bit.
Mr Ward, also the State Member for Kiama, said the visits to see what local teachers were doing were “fascinating”.
“It’s been so inspiring,” he said.