I teach at Mount Gambier High School, located in a large regional centre (population 24 000). The main industries of the region are forestry, fishing, dairying and agriculture, but there is a growing emphasis on clean energy production (geothermal, wind energy etc). The high school was founded in 1908, and currently has over 1000 students in Years 8 to 12. The size of the school is seen as an advantage in giving it the ability to offer a wide range of subjects and extra-curricular activities and the school has a strong reputation in the local community for providing students with an excellent education. Staff turnover is low, around 10-13% (mainly due to retirements in recent years).
Australian Mathematics Teacher / Vol. 68, No. 1, pp.29-35