It is only three weeks into the new school year, but already St Norbert College 2019 graduate Kadijah Brown is striding ahead with her post-College life and promising career.
At a Government House awards ceremony last night, Kadijah, pictured with College Principal Simon Harvey, was presented with the VET Exhibition (Business and Financial Services, Information and Communications Technology) Award by The Honourable Sue Ellery MLC, the Minister for Education and Training. The award is granted to only one student per year per course for the most outstanding performance in an Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) VET Certificate II or higher in their final WACE year and Kadijah was also awarded the VET Certificate of Excellence for the same course.
The ceremony followed a visit to the College in Week 1 to attend the first assembly of the year to receive an award for VET achievements alongside other graduates from the Class of 2019 who achieved outstanding results.
During her VET studies at SNC, Kadijah embarked on a traineeship with BHP which forged a desire to work in remote communities.
“As part of my traineeship, I have been able to travel on site with BHP to see how the mines operate and help with administration tasks that need to be performed,” she explained.
“During my time working with BHP I learnt a number of computer skills to perform a wide range of administrative tasks, communicated in a professional manner with colleagues of different ages, nationalities and positions, as well as maintain a professional outlook at all times through professional clothing and behaviour.”
In addition to the traineeship, Kadijah undertook a Certificate II in Community Services, working at Bentley Primary School. Kadijah made a positive contribution to the College community as the vice captain for Tongerlo House and through her many sporting pursuits. She was a senior member of the championship ACC netball team last year, runner-up champion girl at the athletics carnivals and an ongoing member of the interschool ACC athletics team. Kadijah was also a member of the College’s Aboriginal and Indigenous Students’ Group, where she acted as a mentor to younger students and a spokesperson on Aboriginal culture for school events and assemblies.
We congratulate Kadijah on receiving her award at Government House and wish her all the very best for the future.