New deputy principal at Monaro High

There is a new deputy principal at Monaro High School.

James Armitage has taken up the position, replacing retired deputy principal David Brison.

Mr Armitage started at the beginning of this term- about three weeks ago- and says his first impressions of the school have been positive.

"I have found the kids so far great and the staff hard working," he said.

Mr Armitage has been teaching for 12 years, including a year as acting deputy principal at Jindabyne Central School in 2009.

He said after teaching in Jindabyne he always wanted to move back to the Monaro and took the opportunity when the position of deputy principal at Monaro High came up.

He has moved to Monaro from Barham, a school with an enrolment of about 180 students, where he was deputy principal for almost three years.

"I really like it. It's nice to be back in a larger school," he said.

Mr Armitage began teaching in Wagga, then taught in Parkes for five years and says he moved to country areas following his career.

While at Monaro he is hoping to raise the profile of the school.

"I think it's a great school," he said.

"I want to develop the relationship of the school within the community."

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