This year our Class of 2012 are celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their graduation. Shakyra Baskeyfield shares her story since graduating from the College.
What did you do after finishing Year 12?
I took a gap year where I worked full time completing my Certificate 3 in Children’s Services. I then moved to Perth where I worked as a nanny while studying a Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Education where I majored in Theatre, English, and Philosophy and Ethics, all of which I discovered my passion for through my secondary studies.
What are you up to now?
Since graduating I have been working as a teacher, coordinating the Drama program at a large public school south of Perth. In 2021 a Master in Education where I specialised in Educational Wellbeing. I have since started a degree in Sexology where I intend to help to influence a healthy approach to sex education within schools.
Reflection on your time at Nagle.
I loved my time in the Drama program and performing in Dracula Spectacular was a truly ridiculous and memorable experience. I also appreciated at the time, and as an adult, Mr Cameron’s Philosophy and Ethics lessons where we learned a huge amount about life and experiences, a little philosophy too.
Any advice for our students?
Breathe. I spent a huge amount of time desperately trying to be perfect and it was exhausting. It also meant I missed out on some valuable experiences and opportunities for fun. People always say that high school is the best years of your life but honestly it just provided me with the opportunities to reach the best years of mine. I worked hard and it paid off, I just wish I had taken a little more time to enjoy the ride.
Aim high and do not stop striving for your goals, but make sure they are yours and no one else’s.
Everybody has a story and we always love to hear from our Alumni, on where they are now and how they got there. Their achievements and challenges, their thoughts and observations, could serve as an inspiration to fellow Alumni, as well as current and prospective students.
To share your story, please complete the this form: Alumni: Share your story