Teacher travels from Canada

ON EXCHANGE: Tracie Hicks with her Grade 4 class.
ON EXCHANGE: Tracie Hicks with her Grade 4 class. Louise Cheer

MURGON'S first teacher on exchange has arrived.

Canadian Tracie Hicks will spend a year teaching at Murgon State School.

She and her family arrived at the end of December, with Ms Hicks swapping jobs and houses with Murgon's Kendall Seccombe.

Ms Hicks hails from Bradford, Ontario, and said it had been a good experience so far.

"It was a family decision to come here, and my husband and children have been adjusting very well," she said.

"We've been doing some travelling and going to the coast.

"Everybody's been very welcoming and very generous with their kindness."

But Murgon is not Ms Hicks' first overseas teaching experience.

"I worked in London and Finland before I got married and I have always wanted to take my family with me," she said.

"People think it's like a holiday, but it's a huge learning curve.

"We experienced our first flood and it was nice to see how everyone banded together to help."

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