It’s Subject Selection Season again and where better to gain inspiration but from our wonderful and multi-talented Avila Alumnae?
Margaret Hellard (Class of 1980)
Professor Margaret Hellard is an Epidemiologist and Deputy Director (Programs) at The Burnet Institute and is currently focused on working with the Australian community around the behaviour change that is required to stop the ongoing transmission of infection from COVID-19.
Kerrie Brewer (Class of 1994)
Her Year 12 subject choices were: English, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematical Methods and Biblical Studies (she emphasises that she focused on comparative religions, including reading the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Koran).
Kerrie Brewer is the General Manager of Development, Infrastructure and Government Relations at Hawthorn Football Club. She remembers studying English, Mathematical Methods, Legal Studies and P.E. in her final year at Avila College.
Mikaela Ortolan (Class of 2014)
Mikaela Ortolan appears regularly as a journalist and reporter on ABC Breakfast News, recently keeping us informed on the events on the NSW and Victorian borders. In Year 12, Mikaela undertook English, Maths, Chemistry, Psychology and Studio Arts - Visual Communications. When she was studying at RMIT, she used the skills that she’d gained in Vis Comm to run her own photography business.
Kala Gare (Class of 2014)
Kala Gare, an actress and musical performer, who is about to appear in the stage show ‘Six’ studied Music Performance, Drama, Italian and English Literature in Year 12. "I believe in Year 10, I did Music Performance Units 1 and 2, then in Year 11, studied Music Investigation Units 1 and 2. I completed Music Performance Units 3 and 4 in Year 12", Karla recently remembered.
NEWS FLASH - Kala will be appearing on The Voice on Monday 16 August at 7.30pm.
As we can see, their choices were varied and often, quite brave; but if we look hard, we can see an inkling of the career in which they all eventually go on to excel.