Gooseberry Hill students listen to words of wisdom


Students Ellissa Saban, Evan Peart, Hannah Darling, Jade Johnston and Aiden Boots with Peter Renzullo and Mike Pattison at the leadership breakfast. Picture: David Baylis           d458014
Students Ellissa Saban, Evan Peart, Hannah Darling, Jade Johnston and Aiden Boots with Peter Renzullo and Mike Pattison at the leadership breakfast. Picture: David Baylis         d458014

MUSICIAN Peter Renzullo, ABC journalist Clint Thomas and Mike Pattison from World Vision recently shared their career pathways with students at Gooseberry Hill Primary School.

Kalamunda Church of Christ hosted the school’s annual leadership breakfast for Year 6 students last month.

The speakers aimed to inspire students to explore what they wanted in life and to work towards their goals.

Their main message was believing anything in life is achievable through perseverance.

Bassendean composer and recording producer Renzullo shared his challenge in overcoming a 97 per cent ‘focus vision lost’ to follow his passion for music.

He said he had worked with some of Perth’s finest musicians in his recording studio and had created the Underground Live Music Club.

Renzullo is currently making a pilot for a television series about the journey of emerging bands in Perth.

Working away from home once extended to a five-month stretch for Mr Pattison, a global emergency logistics manager with World Vision.

He emphasised the importance of humanitarian work and encouraged students to discover their strengths and work towards improving what they do best.

Thomas spoke about having the strength to brush off discouragement and entertained students with stories about his favourite interviews.

Other guests recently included Ashton Agar and Mathilda Carmichael of the Perth Scorchers.

The visit was part of the national play cricket campaign in readiness for the upcoming season.