Dance student success story
Passionate about international relations, different cultures and travelling and above all dancing, Georgia Tatham-Joyce is on her way to becoming a Secondary Dance and English teacher – a goal highly influenced by her time at Corinda State High School.
Georgia Tatham-Joyce fondly remembers Corinda State High School as a supportive and encouraging environment. Always encouraging her to follow her passion for dance, the school provided Georgia with a strong support network, which allowed her to devote over 16 hours per week to dancing and her Dance Troupe Captain duties. In 2014, Georgia was School Captain and graduated with distinction.
Juggling her dance, leadership and academic commitments was definitely a challenge for Georgia. However during her times of stress, she always found assistance and support from her teachers. “I could always email any of my teachers or talk with them about class content or assessment. I always knew there was someone I could talk to when I felt like I was barely managing.”
Although very busy with her own Year 11 and 12 study commitments, Georgia still found time to assist some of the younger Dance Excellence classes with their needs. Given the responsibility to develop student’s talents and nurture their skills as well as her own, Georgia realised (by doing this) how much she enjoyed helping others, thus steering her towards a career in education. Throughout her time at Corinda State High School she was awarded two Arts Silver Awards, one Arts Gold Award, a Music Service Award and was awarded the Leadership and Loyalty Award.
Georgia recalls, “The school motivated me to achieve my best, which in turn guaranteed me entry into all of my QTAC selections.” Georgia is now studying a Bachelor of Creative Industries at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), with a major in Dance and minors in French and English.
Well on her way to becoming a secondary Dance and English teacher, Georgia believes Corinda State High School’s focus on success and development helped her set and exceed her own expectations and goals.
At Corinda State High School we believe that focus and determination can take you anywhere if you set clear goals for yourself. Congratulations Georgia on all of your achievements! We can’t wait to see what you will achieve next!