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A warm welcome to our new teachers!


Mr Simon Hamilton, Mr James Wealleans, Ms Kamaya Jennings, Mr Will Sunerton, Mrs Leonore Lancaster

With a growth in students numbers come a growth in our teacher numbers as well. This year we welcome 7 new teachers to our teaching staff. Three are faces who we saw last year but that was when they were pre-service teachers completing their final prac whilst at University. Now they are back to teach having graduated. Another 3 have transferred to Stanthorpe State High School from outback communities and bring with them a wealth of knowledge and skill. And one comes to us from England. Here is a little about each of them.

Leonore Lancaster – “I've moved to Stanthorpe from Cunnamulla, where I spent the last five years teaching in a P-12 school. This is my seventh year in the school system, I've also taught and trained teenagers and adults in the workplace. Visual Art is both my main subject area and my main interest outside school.”

Tanya Hamilton – “I have been a business and restaurant owner in the past and I also had the opportunity to teach and manage the Outback College of Hospitality for 5 years in Central West Queensland. I am looking forward to new adventures in the Hospitality Industry and a cooler change in Stanthorpe.”

Simon Hamilton – “I have been teaching for 6 years and have come all the way from Longreach. This year I am teaching mainly Maths including Senior Maths B.”

Kamya Jennings – “This is my first year of teaching. I came to Stanthorpe State High School last year to complete my final practical assessments as part of my degree. The classes I have this year including PE and Junior Science.”

Will Sunerton – “I’m a first year teacher who new to Stanthorpe State High School having moved here from Brisbane.”

Ryan Pitt – “I completed my university degree as a pre-service teacher here at Stanthorpe State High School last year. I am back this year and have a Year 8 Form Class as well as other subjects including PE.”

James Wealleans – “I moved to Stanthorpe after wishing to return home to Queensland after teaching in a comprehensive school in London for two years. My role within the school involves me working within the Humanities department where I get to explore my love of history.”

Welcome teachers to Stanthorpe State High School!


 Mrs Tanya Hamilton