grace goulterjpgAshburton College was where I was able to truly find and develop my creative self. Drama and Art were my forte and I have to thank my teachers Claire Bubb and Claire Robertshaw who whole-heartedly supported me throughout my years at Ashcoll. If it weren’t for them I definitely would not have had the courage to follow the path I had always desired, so I am forever grateful!

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to be Red House Captain in my final year along with my Co-Captain - Charlie Morrison. This was such a beneficial experience for me as I found my voice and grew leadership confidence which is crucial to the career path I have chosen.

As soon as I finished in 2013, I moved to Auckland to study on-screen acting, film directing and screen writing at South Seas Film and Television School.

My painting skills helped me get my “day job” which is face-painting at kids birthday parties so that was a bonus!

As I’m sure we all did; I made life-long friends in those College gates that will always mean the world to me. I am so proud of my roots and I would not be who I am today if it weren’t for what I learnt in the supportive environment Ashburton College had to offer. There are multiple precious memories from being on the netball court to performing at music and dance evenings that I will always reminisce back to in good light.

I cherish my years at Ashburton College so much and believe it was the true foundation (along with my parents!) that gave me the determination and drive to achieve my goals I am currently aiming for.