Title

Broome Campus Teaching Graduate's Television Debut

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Spring 11-25-2006

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Broome

Publication Place

Broome

Abstract

Ms Vanessa Gregory a 2006 graduate of The University of Notre Dame’s Broome Campus is one of the stars on local television channel, Goolarri Media’s, latest documentary entitled Working Lives.

Ms Gregory, one of six indigenous people featured on the program, is currently completing her first year as a primary school teacher at St Mary’s College in Broome, after completing a Bachelor of Education (Kindergarten – Year 7) at the Broome Campus.

During her interviews Ms Gregory speaks highly of her time at Notre Dame. The documentary, which includes footage of the Campus’ facilities, gives viewers a chance to witness her daily working life inside the classroom. Ms Gregory shares how she was inspired to follow the profession of teaching.

“When I was in Year 11, a teacher calmly told me I could be a great teacher one day and from then on it made me realise what direction I needed to take,” Ms Gregory said.

“Funnily enough that teacher, Gavin Greaves, ended up being the Director of the University I enrolled at.”

Ms Gregory, a Broome local, said having the opportunity to study in the Kimberley made it possible to fulfil her dream.

“The support and encouragement from staff and students at the Broome Campus was beneficial to achieving my goal to become a teacher," she said.

The documentary will be played on rotation on Goolarri over the coming months.