Butler College graduates return to pass on wisdom


Teacher Kane Pittard with graduate Jason Creasey.
Teacher Kane Pittard with graduate Jason Creasey.

SEVERAL of Butler College’s first graduates returned to school this term to pass on their wisdom to Year 12 students.

Five students from the first cohort of Year 12s returned to speak to the computer science group about the importance of a structured study routine.

Jason Creasey led the group, having attained a SCSA certificate of merit and an ATAR score in the 90s last year.

He and three of his classmates will study a Bachelor of counterterrorism security and intelligence at ECU Joondalup.

Zelda De Silva who was the 2017 dux and achieved an ATAR score of 93.95, and a SCSA certificate of distinction, also spoke to the students.

“Going to a school that was more open-minded, and Butler’s overall supportiveness surrounding pathways, was really helpful for me,” she said.

Deputy principal Kate Mingay said graduates Kieran Ramsay, who won an apprenticeship with Holden, and Ethan Ngaata, who secured a plumbing apprenticeship, were also setting an example for the current students.

“In addition, 80 per cent of our specialist program students have gained employment or supported employment for 2018,” she said.

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