“Keep moving forward, even if you have to take tiny steps, even if you have to pause. Just don’t go back”
Meet Lauren, one of our Health and Physical Education and Religion Teachers. Lauren started teaching at Our Lady of Mercy College this year.
What is your role at Our Lady of Mercy College? I teach Health, Physical Education, Outdoor Education and Religion.
How did you get into teaching/this career? I remember aspiring to become a teacher as early as Year 8 or 9. My mum is a primary school teacher, so she was a fairly big influence. I had a fantastic experience in high school and loved Phys Ed and playing school sport, so Phys Ed teaching became a natural pathway for me.
What is the best part of working at Our Lady of Mercy College?
The students and staff! I’m new to our College this year - I was immediately impressed by the College’s friendly and welcoming nature. It’s also exciting to work with the students and staff to forge our identity as Our Lady of Mercy College.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? I enjoy sport and exercise (which is probably not surprising, given my job!). I go to the gym or head for a walk by the beach most days of the week. My favourite sport is Netball - I played for Bunbury Bulldogs in the Netball/Football League last season.
Watching sport is also great, particularly when the West Coast Eagles are having a successful football season!
What’s the best piece of advice you have been given? Or perhaps, have you got a piece of advice for our students?
The best advise I’ve been given is about the power of resilience and persistence. One of my favourite quotes is “Keep moving forward, even if you have to take tiny steps, even if you have to pause. Just don’t go back”.