Beginning Teaching in Country Schools K-12

17 May 2021

Cath Jeffery has taught and raised her family in country NSW. She reflects on how she became invested in her students and town.

You’re kind of always on… and that can get a little bit draining at times… your parent teacher interview can be anywhere.

You need to establish boundaries very early, have those conversations very early when you join a team or a club. But if you show the initiative and be proactive, having those conversations helps to dispel any potential incidences that may come up…

You become a very valued member of the community… The ability to make changes… has been a real positive.

Cathy Jeffery