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26 February, 2021

New scripture teacher in town

The Gilgandra community welcomed scripture teacher Hope Campbell to town earlier in the month at a commissioning service hosted by Heartland Church.

By Telden Nelson

Over seventy representatives from the Gilgandra church community attended the commissioning service

Seventy people representing all the churches in Gilgandra gathered on Sunday to commission the new SRE (Scripture) teacher Hope Campbell, for Gilgandra High School (GHS) and Mendooran Central School. Heartland Church hosted the commissioning which was preceded by a COVID-safe lunch. Ms Campbell said the service was a “real hit”.

“The community in Gilgandra is absolutely incredible, it just feels home out here. It’s not exactly like Gladstone but everyone is very welcoming,” Ms Campbell said.  “I look forward to the relationships and getting to know people and the community. It’s an amazing privilege to be teaching scripture in these schools. “

Barbara Scott helped run proceedings and said she was impressed by Ms Campbell at the commissioning service.

“Ms Campbell is a dynamic, energetic and captivating young woman who comes to us from Gladstone, via Bible College in Sydney,” said Mrs Scott.

“She has a wide experience of working with children and teenagers and absolutely loves living in the country. She will be teaching year seven and eight students at GHS as well as having oversight of the ISCF lunchtime group. Students can look forward to interesting, engaging and enjoyable lessons.”

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