Ararat College welcomes new teachers

ON BOARD: Ararat College's two new teachers are Jamie Gatehouse and Antoinette Hulsen. Picture: Peter Pickering

ON BOARD: Ararat College's two new teachers are Jamie Gatehouse and Antoinette Hulsen. Picture: Peter Pickering

Jamie Gatehouse and Antoinette Hulsen have joined Ararat College year 12 students for their most important year of study.

The two new college educators will teach a range of subjects, including taking on VCE responsibilities with the school’s oldest students.

Mr Gatehouse is originally from Adelaide, but has taught at Ouyen and Warracknabeal before arriving in Ararat.

He will teach year 12 legal studies and year 11 history.

After starting earlier this month Mr Gatehouse said he was looking forward to a busy year.

“It is the first time I have taught legal studies VCE,” he said.

“I have taught history before, so I am looking forward to pushing everyone through.”

Although Miss Hulsen lived in Melbourne, where she taught at schools in the south eastern suburbs and Cranbourne, her parents are Ararat residents.

She said she had been to the city before taking a teaching role, but was not enjoying living in a regional area.

“It is very quiet compared to Melbourne, where I lived next Chadstone shopping centre,” she said.

“There is no traffic here, which is great, so I can walk everywhere I need to go.”

Miss Hulsen is teaching English and music across years 7 to 12.

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