Former Student, Shares her FCC Journey

Celebrating our Former Students Friday, 19 Feb 2021


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.

Schooling/career:

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.