It was a case of back to school for the Eldridge family when they arrived for their Blast Off interview this week with Learning Area Leader for Business/IT and Humanities, Steve Boyle.

Year 11 student, T’Keiyah Eldridge, is in Steve’s Advisor group for 2021, and her parents Darren and Sharyn were both taught by Steve when they attended the college back in 1990/91.

“I remember them sitting elbow to elbow in my Accounting class,” Steve says. “They were inseparable then and have obviously made a great life together. It’s a real thrill to have T’Keiyah in my Advisor group.”

Darren’s interest in business and accounting led to a career of more than 20 years in banking and finance, something that Steve as his former teacher takes particular pride in. Sharyn, who was also in Steve’s Economics class, has had a long and successful career in State Government, working for the Department of Health and Human Services.

Now their daughters Tahlia-Rose and T’Keiyah are finding their own pathways into the world, continuing the Bendigo Senior tradition.

Tahlia-Rose graduated from BSSC in 2020 and will begin a medical degree this year at La Trobe University Bendigo.

T’Keiyah, whose has a passion for dance and performed in the Schools Spectacular during her time at BSE, begins her BSSC journey on Monday. She’s looking forward to her VET Dance classes… and of course Steve Boyle’s Business Management class J