HORSHAM College has welcomed 14 new teachers to the school ahead of classes starting on Thursday.
Principal Frank Spiel said it was fantastic to have fresh blood among the staff, which now includes Charmaine Taylor as associate principal and three University of Ballarat graduates.
He said new staff could learn from the college's experienced teachers.
"The people coming in have an understanding that they are being appointed to a community school," he said. "That has been one of the key criteria at this school."
Former Horsham College student Delaney Wills, who graduated last year, will return to the school as a sport support aide.
"It will be good and I am eagerly awaiting the challenge," she said.
"It is a good place to be with a lot of friendly staff so I am looking forward to it.
"It will be interesting to see what it will be like going from a student to a teacher."
Former Dimboola woman Elizabeth Klinge, who studied at the University of Ballarat, will take up a position as an outdoor education, physical education and health teacher at the school.
She said she was looking forward to the challenge of teaching Victorian Certificate of Education students.
"I did my teaching rounds at the school and have been living in Horsham for a couple of months," she said.
"So I am basically back in Horsham because I loved my time here."
Fellow University of Ballarat graduate Ben Hobbs, who was born in Horsham before moving to Ballarat, will teach physical education and health alongside Miss Klinge.
"All my family is here and I have always enjoyed getting back here during holidays," he said.