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COFFS Harbour Public School hosted two teachers from Bhutan, Yeshi and Tenzin, who are spending six weeks in various schools in NSW. With a shortage of teachers in Bhutan, 10 Bhutanese teachers are here to study how Coffs Harbour Public School and other local schools cater for the needs of students in multi-age classes.
Tenzin walks for nine days to reach his school where he then stays for six months teaching and caring for his students in the high mountainous regions of the country, while Yeshi is a supervisor who travels to different schools to see how each is faring.
"Both students and staff of Coffs Harbour Public School have learnt a great deal for this cultural exchange," Elizabeth Mulligan said.
"It has helped the school's understanding of cultural diversity and multiculturalism which have been a focus this year."