Giving the HSC a ‘Red Hot Go’ – Ben Williams (Class of 2013)

Our Year 12 students were treated to an alumni guest speaker this morning in the form of Ben Williams (KHS Class of 2013). A chartered accountant with KPMG Australia, Ben was kind enough to drop in to the Year 12 year meeting this morning on his way to work to share his memories from high school and insight into what helped him achieve success in the HSC.

Ben spoke fondly of his high school years, memories of representative sporting success (Ben was the captain of our first state champion boys cricket team), a tight-knit year group that worked together and looked after each other, and a teaching team that always had time to help Year 12 students achieve to their absolute potential. He spoke of developing consistent study habits that made the most of the help from teachers and peers, made the most of study periods and made of the most of times outside of social and sporting commitments.

Ben encouraged our Class of 2021 that they owed it to themselves to give the HSC a “red hot go” and that the months after the HSC finishes are “all the more sweeter when you’ve given it your all”. He also made the point that those positive study, work and commitment habits that can still be developed in the final 6 months of high school are precisely what employers are looking for and can lead to significant career success, even if one falls short of their HSC goals.

Kirrawee High School thanks Ben for his time this morning and for his lived-out words of wisdom. We wish him all the very best in his imminent career move to Zurich in the coming weeks!