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I have made the Australian Army my career since leaving Kingsway, however before arriving at that decision to join, I completed an undergraduate study at UWA and lived and worked in Japan for two years. After my return from Japan, I got married and joined the Army. I then went off to very dangerous parts of the world where young Australians were in threat of being hurt, killed and wounded. What got me through that time was the faith in God that was developed and nurtured at Kingsway.
Sending me to Kingsway was one of the best things my parents could have ever done for me. I was surrounded by people who I could relate to in faith and join on my spiritual journey. All of my teachers cared deeply for their students and provided the best support a teenager could ask for. The school provided me with so many extracurricular opportunities such as Cadets, music, arts and sports which I always took advantage of. I learned so many valuable life lessons through attending Kingsway and I enjoyed every second of it!
The best thing about KCC is the fact that the majority of staff and students are Christians. Classroom discussions were often based on biblical principles and I always felt safe at our school. The staff at KCC really helped me reach high potential in the area of Visual Arts. Many of the teachers went above and beyond by giving up afternoons to help students reach their highest potential. I am grateful to have attended KCC.
Becoming a partner in an audit firm at the age of 26 – the leadership training I received through KCC (cadets, student leaders, etc) both allowed me to get to this position and has helped me to excel.
I went on to study Maths and Sport Science and then a Dip Ed. I taught at Quinns Baptist for 10 years and am now at Alkimos Baptist. I have been in the roles of Year Coordinator and Head of Department and now oversee the Secondary part of our school and am Acting Principal when needed.