Teaching careers starting
COURTNEY McLennan and Kira Turnbull have been best friends since preschool.
The pair spent all their schooling life together before heading off to UNE to complete their teaching degrees.
The two young women have come together again in Armidale, with fellow former Bellingen High School students Kimmy Dawson and Maricar Mittasch, to celebrate their graduation as primary school teachers from University of New England.
Ms McLennan is teaching a kindergarten class of nine students in Woodenbong (west of Lismore) and Ms Turnbull has a Year 6 class of 28 students in St Clair, in the west of Sydney.
Ms Dawson and Ms Mittasch, both from Urunga, have secured teaching positions. Ms Dawson at Tamworth and Ms Mittasch at Walcha.