I can’t believe it has already been a year since I left HCC! In one breath, it feels like I was there just yesterday, while in another, it feels like forever. My years at Heatherton are ones I will never forget and have given me so many great opportunities for my life now and in the future.
Since leaving Heatherton I started working as a receptionist at a dental practice close to home and also started a new position working at Heatherton as a wellbeing coach with some Year 8 students.
In addition to this, I am studying a Bachelor of Education specialising in Primary and Secondary at Monash University and have just completed my first year of study! For Secondary I hope to teach English and Sociology. Because I have wanted to be a teacher since Grade 2, this is the beginning of the fulfilment of one of my major goals in life!
I was also asked to join the team of youth leaders at Revival Youth in Kingston City Church at the end of last year and now am one of the small group leaders, co-leading a group of Year 10 girls. I am also an active member of my church and its Young Adults ministry. Being a part of this group has challenged me, while also strengthening my relationship with God, encouraging me to draw nearer to Him.
All my endeavours this past year have brought me out of my comfort zone and given me the confidence and skills that will help in my future as a teacher and whatever other roles God has for me. I am excited to see what lies ahead and eager to start working as a teacher in the next four years. Who knows, maybe I’ll even end up back at Heatherton!