Cootamundra High School has welcomed two new teachers this year, both of whom have just graduated from university.
Briana Fritsch, 23, grew up in Tamworth and did all her schooling there.
When she finished school she moved to Canberra, where she studied at the University of Canberra for four years.
She studied a major in personal development, health and physical education (PDHP) in secondary education and also did a second area of science, in biology.
"I finished last year and decided to come to Cootamundra for a prac at end of year," Ms Fritch said.
"It was my final placement I did it at this school, then they offered me a job.
"Cootamundra is a huge change from Canberra, but so far I'm loving it, it's a really nice community."
Aidan Galea, also 23, went to university in Sydney.
He grew up in the Sydney suburb of Lindfield, only a 15-minute drive from Macquarie University.
At Macquarie he studied a bachelor of Arts and a bachelor of secondary education.
He majored in international business with a georgraphy minor and is now teaching business studies, geography and "a bit of history".
He completed his degree as part of a Department of Education program to encourage teaching in rural areas.
"I was really happy to find out I was posted here," he said.
"It's been really fantastic and the school has been very supportive so far."
Ms Frisch and Mr Galea arrived here in mid-January.