I’m Jemma. I attended Heatherton Christian College from Year 7 in 2013 and graduated from Year 12 in 2018. My highlight of attending HCC was all the mission trips I had the opportunity to go on! From Townsville and Charters Towers in Year 10, to Melbourne city in Year 11 to Thailand in Year 12, these experiences taught me so much about myself and my relationship with God, as well as about the world and the experiences of others! Something that I took away from my time at HCC was increased confidence. The safe and nurturing environment that HCC provided gave me a feeling of belonging and allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and try new things.
After graduating, I went straight into a Bachelor of Primary and Secondary Education at Monash University. I am now in my third year of this course and will be graduating at the end of next year! While studying, I am also working at a dental clinic as a receptionist, as well as at HCC as a teacher’s aide, which has given me amazing opportunities to observe how classrooms run and the relationships between teachers and students. I am loving my work and all that I am learning there as well as at university, and when I graduate, I hope to start by teaching primary students.