Canowindra High School, Year 12: Class of 2016 | Photos, profiles

Name: Aramis Keedle

Primary school: Leura Public school/ Waterfall public school.

Sports & hobbies: Reading, Computers, Writing.

Subjects studied in Year 12: Business Studies, Advanced English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Design and technology – Woodwork.

Ideal job: Psychologist.

Best thing about school: Being social and emerging from my cave.

Advice to my 12 year old self: Try not to stress over what happens, instead just do what you want and be more adventurous!

Favourite Quote: “Mistakes are proof you are trying.” 

Name: Ashley McLean

Primary school: Canowindra Public School.

Sports & hobbies: all sports, listening to music and reading true crime stories.

Subjects studied in Year 12: English (standard), General 2 Maths, Business Studies, Biology and PDHPE.

Ideal job: Police force – detective or border patrol.

Best thing about school: The social side of things.

Advice to my 12 year old self: My school marks and ATAR do not determine my ability, nor do they define who I am.

Favourite Quote: “In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.” ― Robert Frost.

Name: Becky Thornberry

Primary school: Canowindra Primary School.

Sports & hobbies: Soccer and touch football.

Subjects studied in Year 12: Agriculture, Biology, Design & Technology (wood), English, and Mathematics.

Ideal job: To work as an Agronomist whilst running my own farm.

Best thing about school: being involved with a range of sporting teams and competitions.

Advice to my 12 year old self: don’t listen to people when they say that being at school are the best years of your life.

Favourite Quote: “It’s hard to soar like an eagle when you’re surrounded by turkeys.”

Name: Brandon Bourke

Primary school: Canowindra Public School.

Sports & hobbies: Gaming, cooking, sketching.

Subjects studied in Year 12: English Standard, Maths General 2, Hospitality, Ancient History and Chemistry.

Ideal job: Game Designer/Producer.

Best thing about school: Gathering place for mates.

Advice to my 12 year old self: Don’t treat school like a hobby, buckle down, study and work hard. It will benefit you in the long run.

Favourite Quote: “All that is gold does not glitter; not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither; deep roots are not reached by the frost.” - J.R.R. Tolkien.

Name: Brodie James Woods

Primary school: Canowindra Primary.

Sports & hobbies: Just a nerd and gym.

Subjects studied in Year 12: General 2 Maths, Ancient History, Hospitality, English Studies, Biology.

Ideal job: Barista/Hospitality Worker.

Best thing about school: Home Time.

Advice to my 12 year old self: Attend and study.

Favourite Quote: “Nothing worth having comes easy.”

Name: Cody Townsend

Primary school: Canowindra Primary School.

Sports & hobbies: Motorbikes and cars.

Subjects studied in Year 12: Biology, Agriculture, English studies, Ancient history.

Ideal job: Something high paying.

Best thing about school: Friends.

Advice to my 12 year old self: Shut up and listen.

Favourite Quote: meh.

Name: Dyllan Crump

Primary school: Canowindra Public School.

Sports & hobbies: Skatepark, gaming.

Subjects studied in Year 12: Maths General 2, English Standard, Ancient History, Hospitality, Senior Science.

Ideal job: IT Technician.

Best thing about school: Meeting new people and friends.

Advice to my 12 year old self: Be good, pay attention and study hard.

Favourite Quote: “Good things come around to those who wait.”

Name: Ijumaa Stephenson

Primary school: Woodstock Primary.

Sports & hobbies: Skateboarding.

Subjects studied in Year 12: General 2 maths, Business Studies, Ancient History, Visual Arts, Advanced English, Senior Science.

Ideal job: Reporter in media.

Best thing about school: Education received, becoming smarter.

Advice to my 12 year old self: Stay Strong.

Favourite Quote: “In the end we are chalk lines on the concrete, drawn only to be washed away. So for the time that I’ve been given, I am what I am.”

Name: Jack Grant

Primary school: St Raphael’s.

Sports & hobbies: Rugby League and Touch Football.

Subjects studied in Year 12: PDHPE, Standard English, General 2 Maths, Business, SLR, and Senior Science.

Ideal job: Model.

Best thing about school: School sport and being with your mates.

Advice to my 12 year old self: Keep your goals insight and don’t let anyone get in the way.

Favourite Quote: “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life,”  Muhammad Ali.

Name: John Mallon

Primary school: Canowindra Public.

Sports & hobbies: Soccer.

Subjects studied in Year 12: Agriculture, Senior Science, General Maths 2, Standard English, SLR, PDHPE.

Ideal job: Professional Soccer Player.

Best thing about school: Sports & Friends.

Advice to my 12 year old self: Don’t stress about your marks, just do your best and good things will come.

Favourite Quote: “If you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful.”

Name: Jordan Kemper

Primary school: Canowindra public school.

Sports & hobbies: Footy, motorbike riding and bisecting.

Subjects studied in Year 12: General 1 maths, English studies, metal, wood, SLR.

Ideal job: Builder.

Best thing about school: My mates and most of all my beautiful girlfriend.

Advice to my 12 year old self: Make the most of your time at school and in life.  

Favourite Quote: “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”

Name: Kelly Price   

Primary school: St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Moruya.

Sports & hobbies: Soccer, Netball, horse riding and spending time with my family and friends.

Subjects studied in Year 12: Biology, PDHPE, Business Studies, English (advanced), Mathematics (general 2).

Ideal job: Primary school teacher.

Best thing about school: The different sporting events/activities and meeting new people and making amazing friends.

Advice to my 12 year old self: Take every opportunity available and cherish every experience, you can’t go back in time!

Favourite Quote: “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” - Winnie-the-Pooh.

Name: Lachlan Balcombe

Primary school: Canowindra Public School.

Sports & hobbies: Soccer, Cricket, Motor bike riding, Fishing, Hunting.

Subjects studied in Year 12: English, Maths, Biology, Agriculture, Design & Technology, Sports, Lifestyle, and Recreation.

Ideal job: Something associated with sport.

Best thing about school: All the sport associated with it.

Advice to my 12 year old self: Work hard to get where you want.

Favourite Quote: “Australia is full of endless plains stretching as far as the eye can see, and with binoculars…. even further,” Russel Coight.

Name: Laura Bermingham

Primary school: Canowindra Public School.

Sports & hobbies: Watch footy and walking around town.

Subjects studied in Year 12: Maths, English, Agriculture, Science and Art.

Ideal job: Bank Manager.

Best thing about school: Friends.

Advice to my 12 year old self: Never give up on anything you find difficult.

Favourite Quote: In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.”

Name: Lewis William Hodge

Primary school: Broken Hill North Primary School and Burrabadine Cornerstone Christian School.

Sports & hobbies: Soccer and sleep.

Subjects studied in Year 12: Ancient History, General 1 Maths, English Studies, Sports, lifestyle and Recreation and Senior Science.

Ideal job: Gumologist (chewy gum tester).

Best thing about school: Lunch.

Advice to my 12 year old self: Stop posting stuff on facebook or you’ll look like an idiot and maybe try a bit harder at school.

Favourite Quote: yolo.

Name: Logan Bryant            

Primary school: Canowindra Public.

Sports & hobbies: Soccer and Cricket and Football.

Subjects studied in Year 12: Ancient History, Mathematics General 1 , SLR, English Standard , Agriculture.

Ideal job: History Teaching.

Best thing about school: Spending time with my mates.

Advice to my 12 year old self: Don’t rush into life, take your time and take things one step at a time.

Favourite Quote: “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.”

Name: Louis Grant

Primary school: Woonona East/Woonona Primary.

Sports & hobbies: Having a refreshing beverage (non-alcoholic of course), playing guitar and singing.

Subjects studied in Year 12: English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, and Hospitality.

Ideal job: Musician.

Best thing about school: Leaving.

Advice to my 12 year old self: Learn to play guitar and sing at that age instead of 2 and 5 years later.

Favourite Quote: “You can always re-take a class but you can’t re-live a party.”

Name: Madison Spencer

Primary school: Canowindra Public School.

Sports & hobbies: I enjoy to dance, as I have been doing it since I was 4 years old and love hanging out with my friends.

Subjects studied in Year 12: Standard English, Agriculture, Design and Technology, Senior and Science and Community and Family Studies through distance education.

Ideal job: Working at a high school as a school counsellor.

Best thing about school: Being with my friends and always having a great time together.

Advice to my 12 year old self: Not to care what others think and stop comparing yourself to others as you can only do the best that you can do.

Favourite Quote: “The simple fact that you care, want to do your best, strive to enjoy life and love, makes you so much more than enough.”

Name: Matthew Harrison

Primary school: St Edward’s Primary School 

Sports & hobbies: Rugby league, Dirt bikes, Camping, Fishing, Quidditch.

Subjects studied in Year 12: Standard English, Chemistry, Industrial Technology, Design and Technology, Maths General 2.

Ideal job: Fitter armament in the Australian Army.

Best thing about school: Spinning quality yarns and banter with mates.

Advice to my 12 year old self: Every day is a good day.

Favourite Quote: You’re a wizard Harry – Rubeous Hagrid.

Name: Max James Pye

Primary school: Mandurama Public school.

Subjects studied in Year 12: Mathematics (General 1), english studies, agriculture, art, metalwork, woodwork.

Ideal job: Smash repairs/panel beater.

Best thing about school: Learning new stuff.

Advice to my 12 year old self: Study for exams more.

Favourite Quote: “No expectations, no disappointments.”

Name: Meg Austin

Primary School: St Edward’s Primary School.

Sports and hobbies: Hockey, snow skiing, and time spent at the beach.

Subjects studied in year 12: Advanced English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, PDHPE and Agriculture.

Ideal job: A surgeon, travelling doctor with the Royal Flying Doctors or mermaid.

Best thing about school: The organised sport.

Advice to my 12 year old self: Different is not a bad thing.

Favourite quote: “The man on top of the mountain didn't fall there.”

Name: Miles Mckenzie

Primary school: Canowindra public.

Sports & hobbies: Soccer water skiing.

Subjects studied in Year 12: English studies, maths general 1, ancient history, metal, agriculture and SLR.

Ideal job: Something I love so I will never work a day in my life.

Best thing about school: Friends.

Advice to my 12-year-old self: Make the most of it, it goes quick.

Favourite Quote: “Everyone dies but not everyone lives.”

Name: Mitch Stanley

Primary school: Canowindra Primary School.

Sports & hobbies: Soccer, Water skiing, Motorbike Riding, Fishing.

Subjects studied in Year 12: Maths, English, Woodwork, Metalwork, SLR, Agriculture.

Ideal job: Mattress Tester.

Best thing about school: Sporting opportunities and the social aspect of school.

Advice to my 12 year old self: The advice I’d give would be to grab every opportunity with both hands and put my heart and soul into what I loved.

Favourite Quote: “It’s the road you take that defines you.”

Name: Nikita Currey

Primary school: Canowindra Primary School.

Sports & hobbies: Spray painting.

Subjects studied in Year 12: Biology, Art, Ancient History, Standard English, Business Studies and Maths.

Ideal job: Pillow tester.

Best thing about school: The memories made.

Advice to my 12 year old self: Actually attend school occasionally.

Favourite Quote: “During a test; people look up for inspiration, down in desperation and left and right for information.”

Name: Olivia Ford

Primary school: Canowindra Public School.

Sports & hobbies: Reading and Writing.

Subjects studied in Year 12: Senior Science, Agriculture, Visual Arts, Maths and English.

Ideal job: A Music Producer.

Best thing about school: Getting to see my friend’s everyday.

Advice to my 12 year old self: Get out of bed and study you’ll need it.

Favourite Quote: “Don’t let people treat you like a cigarette, they only use you when they’re bored and step on you when they’re done. Be like drugs, let them die for you,” - Billie Joe Armstrong.

Name: Paige Gaffey

Primary school: Parkes East Public school.

Sports & hobbies: Soccer and shopping.

Subjects studied in Year 12: English, Maths, Business Studies, PDHPE, Senior Science and a Cert III in Community services and welfare.

Ideal job: Psychologist and Criminologist.

Best thing about school: Being able to socialise with everyone… constantly.

Advice to my 12 year old self: School is not just about the marks.

Favourite Quote: “Don’t worry about being successful but instead work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.”

Name: Rachael Springall

Primary school: Canowindra Public School.

Sports & hobbies: Reading and being with friends.

Subjects studied in Year 12: Standard English, Mathematics General 2, Biology, Agriculture and Design and Technology Timber.

Ideal job: I always wanted to be a marine biologist when I was younger so I could swim with dolphins but now I want to help others so I’d like to become a midwife.

Best thing about school: Fridays because I know the weekend is coming.

Advice to my 12 year old self: Keep doing what you’re doing. There may be tough times but you’re still going to get there in the end and the experiences you have are helping you grow. Have more fun.

Favourite Quote: “I suppose it’s like the ticking crocodile, isn’t it? Time is chasing after all of us.”

Name: Rhys Maere

Primary School: Cargo Public school.

Sports & Hobbies: Dirt bike riding, rugby league, water sports, more dirt bike riding.

Subjects studied in year 12: English, math, SLR (Sports lifestyle & recreation), D&T Wood, IT Metal.

Ideal job: Builder carpenter joiner.

Best thing about school: Education, learning, knowledge, information and statistics but mainly getting to watch YouTube when you’re in year 11.

Advice to my 12 year old self:  Keep doing what you’re doing don’t let fear or anyone hold you back.

Favourite quote: “A bad day of dirt bike riding is still better than a great day at school.”

Name: Riley Frost

Primary school: Ellison Public School.

Sports & hobbies: Riding Motorbikes, playing soccer and footy, partying.

Subjects studied in Year 12: Standard English, Mathematics and Mathematics Ext 1, Chemistry, Business Studies, Industrial Technology Metal.

Ideal job: Mechanical Engineer, or Formula 1 race driver.

Best thing about school: The social side, being with friends and enjoying lunchtimes and sports.

Advice to my 12 year old self: Try really hard in senior years of schooling.

Favourite Quote: “People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.”

Name: Shanna Hampton

Primary school: Canowindra Public School.

Sports & hobbies: Riding my horse and showing my chooks.

Subjects studied in Year 12: Senior Science, Agriculture, Visual Arts, Maths and English.

Ideal job: Run my own horse stud.

Best thing about school: Friends.

Advice to my 12 year old self: Never give up on your dreams.

Favourite Quote: You will never have this day again so make it count.

Name: Sithatshisiwe Ncube

Primary school: Ngwalongwalo Primary School/Canowindra Public School.

Sports & hobbies: Reading, Decorating my room, Cooking (cakes).

Subjects studied in Year 12: English Advanced, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Agriculture, PDHPE.

Ideal job: Scientist.

Best thing about school: Friends and 3:24 pm.

Advice to my 12 year old self: Don't wear those pink sunglasses.

Favourite Quote: “If you truly believe you can and you will.”

Name: Tamonwan Phumthong

Primary school: Siam International School

Sports & hobbies: Soccer is my favourite sport to watch but tennis is my favourite sport to play. Hobbies are baking/cooking something new (hate cleaning up though) and stargazing (more like just lying on the grass watching the sky full of stars, no real knowledge or techniques used).

Subjects studied in Year 12: English (Standard), Mathematics, Mathematics extension 1, Business studies, Senior science, and Chemistry.

Ideal job: Architectural manager.

Advice to my 12 year old self: It’s okay to make mistakes, just remember to keep trying, do your best, and don’t forget to enjoy life.

Favourite Quote: “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new,” – Albert Einstein.

Name: Thabiso Ncube

Primary school: Canowindra Public School.

Sports & hobbies:  Reading, Baking and Making Things.

Subjects studied in Year 12: English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Design and Technology, Biology.

Ideal job: Pharmacist.

Best thing about school: Learning new and interesting things.

Advice to my 12 year old self: Keep doing what you’re doing.

Favourite Quote: “If plan A doesn’t work, just remember there are 25 more letters in the alphabet.”

Name: Toby D. Grimshaw

Primary school: Canowindra Public School.

Sports & hobbies: Art & Crafts, Cooking, Video Gaming, Video Editing.

Subjects studied in Year 12: Mathematics General 2, English Standard, Hospitality, Ancient History, Visual Art.

Ideal job: Getting paid to do my hobbies.

Best thing about school: All the friends I’ve made along the way.

Advice to my 12 year old self: If you’re anything like me, the road to get here is going to a hard one. By the end of it you’ll have realised marks aren’t the be all end all. Have as much fun as you possibly can along the way. Oh, and start your art major by 2016. Hint hint; pick up a pencil first.

Favourite Quote: “Quietly I will endure, Silently I will suffer, Patiently I will wait, For I am a wolf, And I will survive.”

Name: Wesley Blair

Primary school: Canowindra High school.

Sports & hobbies: Football, Sleeping, Cars.

Subjects studied in Year 12: Metal, Standard English, Chemistry, Ancient History, Maths General 2.

Ideal job:  Building custom cars.

Best thing about school: Fridays.

Advice to my 12 year old self: Sleep more so you’re not as tired in the future.

Favourite Quote: Can’t reach it, don’t need it.

Name: William Middleton   

Primary school: Cargo Public School.

Sports & hobbies: Football and Netflix.

Subjects studied in Year 12: English, Maths, Sports and lifestyle recreation, PD and Senior Science.

Ideal job: Winning lotto and not having one.

Best thing about school: Playing heaps of sport.

Advice to my 12 year old self: Don’t care about what people think of you, do what makes you happy.

Favourite Quote: “Losers let it happen. Winners make it happen.”