Beki Smith: A lifelong community

Beki, when did you attend CalCC? 

I attended CalCC for a short time in 1994 (Year 2) before home-schooling for the rest of Primary. I returned for Secondary in the years 2000-2004. 

In 2003 (Year 11), I was a part of the new leadership team concept which involved going to Canberra and attending extracurricular leadership classes. 

In 2004, I was selected as College Captain with Michael Fuhrman-Luck. 

What was your favourite subject?

I enjoyed Drama, Chemistry (Miss Klein), Maths (Mr Davis) and Home Economics (Ms Knight and Mr Dullroy).

My favourite subject was Drama with Miss Bishop. Our senior production was Anne Frank and I receive an A for my role as Anne.

I also had the honour of performing a short skit with Caleb Baker at Miss Bishop’s wedding. 

What is your funniest memory?

Eating chilli as a class in Home Economics class. Ms Knight was teaching us the difference between drinking water and milk to ease the fire in our mouths. 

What is the most valuable thing you learned/greatest influence from your time at CalCC?

I learned that, between the teachers and fellow students, you have a beautiful community of people around you that helps foster lifelong bonds and creates an environment for you to discover who you are and what drives you. 

What have you done since leaving?

I pursued Early Education and worked in the field until I had my own four treasures who now attend the College, and have now been blessed with a job in Flourish Early Learning Community. It is so lovely to be a part of the CalCC community again and to see all the amazing things the teachers do in the background and the prayer and devotion they have for God and their students. 

What advice would you give to current students?

Dream big and don’t put limitations on the possibilities of your future!