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Bush school

Bush school
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S0008035075 LP371.1 O'Br
Large Print   Jerilderie . Available .  
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ISBN 9780369346155
Call Number LP371.1 O'Br
Author O'Brien, Peter
Title Bush school
Edition Large print edition.
Place of production [Strawberry Hills, N.S.W.] : ReadHowYouWant, 2020
Series Read how you want 16
Notes "A 20-year-old teacher fresh out of college. A tiny one-teacher school in a paddock miles from anywhere. Eighteen children aged between 5 and 15. Nothing to it!" --Front cover. Copyright page from the original book. Optimized reading formats. Set in 16 point Verdana.
In 1960, newly minted teacher Peter O'Brien started work as the only teacher at a bush school in Weabonga, two days' travel by train and mail car from Armidale. Peter was only 20 years old and had never before lived away from his home in Sydney. He'd had some teaching experience, but nothing to prepare him for the monumental challenge of being solely responsible for the education of 18 students, ranging in age from 5 to 15 years old. With few lesson plans, scant teaching materials, a wide range of curious minds and ages to prepare for, Peter was daunted by the enormity of the task ahead. Because of Weabonga's remoteness, the students were already at a disadvantage, but they were keen and receptive and had been blessed with an enthusiastic and committed teacher. Indeed it was the children and their thirst for learning who kept Peter afloat during the early days of shockingly inadequate living conditions, a deficient diet and the terrible loneliness he felt being isolated so far from family, friends and his burgeoning romance.
Subject Added Entry - Personal Name O'Brien, Peter
Subject Added Entry - Topical Large print books
Easy to read materials
Teachers Australia
Large type book
Subject Added Entry - Geographic Australia
Genre Large type books
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