Former Student, Michelle Le Roux (nee Eyre), recalls how her teachers at Foundation Christian College instilled in her a love of learning which encouraged her to pursue her goal of becoming a Veterinarian.
Michelle Le Roux graduated from Foundation Christian College in 2012 and in 2021 will have been working as a qualified Veterinarian for almost three years.
It was a pleasure to interview Michelle and I was able to ask her what aspects of her time at FCC supported her plans to achieve her goal to become a Vet. Michelle said “we were always encouraged to do our best; Staff advised me of the best subjects for me to take on to get the best result I could and I formed some great friendships that got me through my senior years of school and I keep in touch with them still.”
Having graduated from school 8 years ago I asked Michelle what aspects of her time at Foundation Christian College have stayed with her? She replied, “I developed a love of learning, I was supported to do well and to develop a love of Christ. My time at FCC gave me deeper understanding of what it means to be a Christian in today’s world.”
“To have developed a love of learning has been helpful with my degree and in my role as a Vet as there is a lot of learning to do.”
Michelle had this advice to future students of FCC, “Enjoy the time and make the most of the opportunities in such a supportive environment. Work hard and keep striving to get to your study aspirations. I do miss school, it is such a simple life!”
Our Community Relations Officer, Michelle Cronin interviewed Michelle Le Roux and below are some additional questions and answers for your interest.
MC: How long were you a student at FCC?
ML: I started in Year 6, Graduated 2012
MC: While you were at school, what were your goals and plans for your life/career?
ML: My career ideas waivered as a child from being a Vet, mid-way through Year 12 I just wanted to do the best I could do to be able to do a range of things as I wanted.
MC: What gave you inspiration to become a Veterinarian?
ML: I always loved animals – being with them is fun. I like the challenge of pursuing a hard course at uni and I considered Engineering, Medicine or Vet. Having a goal was really important it pushed me to do well.
MC: What aspects of your schooling at FCC supported your plans to work towards becoming a Veterinarian?
ML: We were always encouraged to do our best. Staff advised me of the best subjects for me to take on to get the best result I could and I formed some great friendships that got me through my senior years of school and I keep in touch with them still.
MC: What are you doing, career-wise with your life now?
ML: Working full time as a vet at a local, small animal clinic in Mandurah. I love it.