Ararat’s Marian College has welcomed seven new members in a big change to its teaching ranks for the 2017 school year.
The group is an experienced set of new teachers, with most having joined the school with previous experience elsewhere.
Lucy Edwards taught at Highview in Maryborough, but has joined the college to teach English and humanities.
Elysia Weir also taught at Highview and will also join the team at Marian College.
She will teach religion and maths.
Hamilton’s Geoff Parker will teach psychology, religion and music.
Matt James has taught at St Patrick’s Ballarat, but will now teach physical education at Marian College.
Returning to the college, where she has already taught art previously, will be Lynette Cox Hayward.
Lake Bolac’s Wendy Taylor has also joined the school where she will be teaching for the first time.
The final new staff member will be maths teacher Joseph Murphy.
The group will join the college at the start of a busy year, as year 12 students start their final year of study.
Marian announced its captains Larni Cain and Ben McInnes earlier this month.
The pair will be leading a focus on hospitality and inclusiveness for the senior group of students.
Principal Carmel Barker said at the time the captains had good relationships with students and teachers.
“Hospitality is the theme they are going with – so welcoming all and working between the year levels to build a stronger community,” she said.
“They want to get out with the year 7s.”