Dean Bauer is relieved that his daughter Allana will still be able to attend Narnia Kindergarten this year, after it faced closure with no teacher.
Dean Bauer is relieved that his daughter Allana will still be able to attend Narnia Kindergarten this year, after it faced closure with no teacher. Chris Ison

Kindy kids get a new leader

FINDING a new teacher/director has been a real rollercoaster ride for Dean Bauer and the other parents of children planning to go to Rockhampton's Narnia Kindergarten this year.

Facing fears of closure, those involved with the kindergarten had their prayers answered last week, only to be disappointed again.

All was well yesterday afternoon though, with the kindy finally appointing a replacement.

The kindy, which had both its teachers resign late last year, had locked in a replacement teacher last week but within five days of accepting the offer, she had pulled out of the position.

"I was shattered," Mr Bauer said yesterday.

"But after a bit of back and forth we've found someone else."

The kindy appointed teacher Rebecca Thompson as its new director yesterday and Mr Bauer was happy he could finally breathe a sigh of relief.

"It was a very stressful day and I'm still going to stress until it's all finalised but I'm happy we have someone," he said.

"She's amazing."

Mr Bauer said Ms Thompson was really looking forward to taking on the new challenge.

"She'll be able to take the kindy on her own new path," he said.

"We're looking forward to working with her."

The kindy has also recently employed two experienced teacher's aides on a permanent part-time basis.

"We're having a sausage sizzle on Sunday as a bit of a meet and greet for parents," Mr Bauer said.

It will be held at the kindy at 4pm and Mr Bauer invited all kindy families to attend.



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