I remember when we first started my class was year 6,7 and 8, which was the highest year the school went to at the time. There were about 12 students in our class and the school had a total of about 33 students. We were in the Baptist Church building, before the new section was built. A highlight would be when Jess and I got to go on the inaugural journey of the new Prospector to Perth as Head Boy and Head Girl of GBC. When I finished school at GBC I wanted to be a Youth Pastor.
These days I am married with 4 kids. I spent 10 years after school running a local youth group at the Oasis ACC church. I've worked in the mining industry for most of my working life after I spent a few years working at the Goldfields Oasis straight out of school. I'm an Electrician by trade, but I've spent the last 3 year in Electrical Maintenance Planning. I'm currently working on a project at KCGM updating the Work Management system for site. I love playing sport including football, tennis, netball and touch football. I'm still heavily involved in church with youth ministry, kids ministry, worship ministry and church maintenance. I am a board member of GBC and I love to see the school doing so well. It is vital to have Christian education available in the Goldfields.
Upon reflection my time at GBC laid a great foundation for my education and my transition into upper high school. It also influenced the person I have become and I am ever grateful for the experience of having been a part of the fledgling years of the school.
Since leaving GBC I have been on my own life adventure attending university in Perth to study Geology and going on to complete an honours thesis on a fossil finding in the Great Divide Basin in Wyoming, USA.
My first day at Goldfields Baptist College was in Year 4, in 2012. At this point in time I wanted to be a lawyer when I left school and I was set on it. Now I am studying to go into a Bachelor of Commerce Majoring in Management, Minoring in Finance. My favourite moment and achievement at the school would be the production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. I was lucky enough to choreograph the dance section in the production and it was incredibly rewarding seeing it all come together at the end.