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Staff Profile – Heather BrocklehurstPosted in College Community,Staff Profile on Friday, 5 April, 2019

Tell us about your family:
I am married and have two amazing kids Hayden (7) and Charlotte (4). My son wants to be an astronaut when he grows up and my daughter wants to be a dinosaur or a princess.

What about your education:
Bachelor of Education – Secondary Education Bachelor of Science – Biological Sciences Post Graduate Certificate – Contemporary Education Master of Education – Special Needs Education

Tell us about your history with MCC:
I started at MCC as a graduate teacher at 22 years old – it was my first full time job! 13 years later I am still here.

Tell us about your passion:
I love playing music! I can play clarinet, flute and saxophone and taught these instruments as a job while I studied at university. Unfortunately I don’t have a lot of time to play these days.

What are you listening to/ watching/ reading right now?
I am reading the Harry Potter series to my son each night. We are currently half way though The Chamber of Secrets. I have also just finished listening to the audiobook Factfulness: 10 Reasons You’re Wrong About the World by Hans Rosling.

What is your greatest achievement?
Raising my children. Professionally it would be the growth of the Science Extension program at MCC and being selected to attend the STEM-X Academy in 2018. Read more about STEM-X here.

What is the single most important thing you learnt at school?
Aim high, study hard and don’t stress – it doesn’t help.

What do you love about our College?
It really is a great community and the kids here are lovely. I work in the best department in the school – Science – and my colleagues are some of the most intelligent, supportive and talented people I know. I am always learning something new and have made some lifelong friends working here. I don’t think our students realise how lucky they are to have such great teachers and to learn in such an amazing environment.

What are your plans for the future?
Many, many more years of teaching.

One way you hope to impact the College in the future:
Space popcorn! Watch this space!

 What is your favourite MCC memory and why?
I have heaps! Being involved in three musicals, going on camps, my students winning the Aurecon Bridge Building Competition and the National Science IQ Competition, St Bernadette’s winning the house shield, my Year 12s graduating each year…. there are too many to choose from.

Sum up your life right now in five (5) words:
Busy, but wouldn’t change it.