Cobram and District Specialist School has welcomed a new member to its staff, Joseph Nieuwenhout.
Born and bred in Yarrawonga, Mr Nieuwenhout took a different way to get into teaching, starting his professional life as a refrigeration mechanic.
‘‘I did that for a few years and just realised I wanted to do something more meaningful with my life so I thought I would give teaching a go,’’ Mr Nieuwenhout said.
‘‘So I enrolled at La Trobe University in Bundoora and got my degree.’’
Mr Nieuwenhout couldn’t speak highly enough of the rest of the staff and the students when it came to welcoming him into the school.
‘‘I honestly do not think it could be any better,’’ he said.
‘‘Everyone has been just so helpful whenever I have needed help with something, and all of the students have been awesome to deal with.’’