Claire says she has very fond memories of her time at Kurnai College. She said Nello Carbone, Adam Sharpe and Cleo Lazarus were very special teachers, who always believed in her and guided her through her senior years. “With their help I achieved an excellent enter score so that I had many options for further study, which I am very grateful for”. Claire chose to study Occupational Therapy at Latrobe University and have been working in this field for six years. She is currently employed by Yooralla Gippsland Children's Service, and work with children with special needs. Claire finds this work extremely rewarding. What advice would I give today’s students? “Try to balance your studies with other areas of your life so that you remain energised and motivated during your VCE - that certainly worked for me”.