When did you graduate from BSSC? 2013
When you were a student, what did you want to do beyond year 12? What are you doing now?
I was going to do a Bachelor of Strategic Communication, but instead I have done a Bachelor of Education. Coaching a girls basketball team made me realise that education was something I had a passion for.
What do you love about the type of work/study you do now?
That I’m able to make a difference in someone’s life and help them become a better person. I’m currently volunteering for the Smith Family and it’s one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had in a long time.
What’s one of your most vivid memories of your time at BSSC?
Graduation and the last day of school. The teachers—especially my PE teachers.
Making new friends that came from other schools. I came from Bendigo South East, while my friends came from Eaglehawk and Crusoe)
Was there a particular teacher or staff member who inspired you? Why?
There were four: My Legal Studies teacher, Cindy, my 20th Century teacher, Steve, my English teacher, Ian, and my maths teacher, Duane.
They all inspired me to try my hardest and to do my best as a student, and I flourished having them as my teachers. Now that I’m about to become a teacher, I try and think of them and how they interacted with the students and how they were as teachers.
I want to have the same impact on my future students.
Were you involved with any extra-curricular activities – student council, sporting teams, other groups?
I was on Student Council and I was the student representative for Old Gold Inc. for the two years I was at Bendigo Senior.
Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give to your 16-year-old self?
Just do what makes you happy and be yourself. Life is scary and there are some pretty rough times ahead, but you’ll get through them and you’ll become a better person. It’s all a learning experience.