Halls Head student top public school Aboriginal VET student


Top student Aimee Coles. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au   d450743
Top student Aimee Coles. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au d450743

The Halls Head student was awarded the Rob Riley Memorial Prize and received a cheque for $5000 last week at a ceremony at Parliament House.

Aimee studied Sport Education Development Australia offsite at Lynwood Senior High School.

“My dad is really into sport and he got me into basketball growing up,” she said.

“I studied a netball development program with SEDA, so my average week was a little bit different to a regular school week.

“I spent three days in the classroom and two days on a work placement – community service was a big part of the SEDA program and I worked for a physiotherapist in an aged care facility and ran netball coaching sessions for primary school students.

“My confidence grew so much while I was running coaching sessions.”

The SEDA program helped Aimee complete Certificates II and III in Sport and Recreation and a Certificate II in Sport Coaching while achieving her WACE.

“I’m going to complete a bridging course this year at Notre Dame and then study teaching next year,” Aimee said.