Alumni

Ellen

Graduated: 2009, Class 12

After LYSS…
I went to the Australian Catholic University and studied a Bachelor of Nursing.

What I enjoyed most about my Steiner education…
The community.

My favourite memory of my time at LYSS…
The camps, the seasonal rituals and the class routines.

Interesting things I’ve done since finishing school…
Travelled the world, studied nursing and completed placements in hospitals in Sri Lanka and Cambodia. Worked in St Vincent’s Emergency Department. Had two children.

How I feel Steiner education has influenced my life…
The way I parent my children.

Hovig

Graduated: 2008, Class 12

After LYSS…
I commenced a Bachelor Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) at RMIT University.

What I enjoyed most about my Steiner education…
The most enjoyable part of the Steiner education was the outdoor education program particularly in year 9 allowing me to explore the outdoors and test my physical capabilities.

My favourite memory of my time at LYSS…
Converting a full sized family sedan to remote control for my year 12 project and driving it around the school oval. The year 12 project gave me a deep sense of self confidence to confront and overcome challenges that I come across in my life that at the outset seem insurmountable. This is now done safe with the knowledge that I have already overcome the seemingly impossible.

Interesting things I’ve done since finishing school…
Graduated Bachelor Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) at RMIT University.

Working in the field of engineering and with unions. I stood as the Federal Labor Candidate for Casey at the 2016 Federal Election.

I’ve travelled extensively across Europe, Asia and the Middle East specifically to Vietnam to facilitate and advise the creation of a student union at the RMIT Vietnam Campus. Armenia and Artsakh guiding a delegation of NSW parliamentarians. Cambodia to participate in the Engineers Without Borders Humanitarian Design Summit looking a sustainable design solutions for Cambodian communities.

Family & Hobbies:
Work in Progress!

How I feel Steiner education has influenced my life…
Steiner education has given me a breadth of knowledge and enhanced my capacity for critical thinking, creativity and problem solving allowing me to readily grasp the opportunities presented to me. There were in my view three key factors that contributed to this.

Firstly the ‘main lesson’ program learning about various sciences, cultures, philosophies, and periods of history. Secondly the diversity and breadth of the curriculum in particular with the inclusion of year 12 final project and the extensive music, outdoor education and art programs. Thirdly the care and consideration shown by the staff at the school, the second to none kindness and insight provided by my year 1-8 class teacher, as well as the tight knit school community.