Class Act ten years on: Tokomairiro High School

Where are they now?

2011: Jess Brock was head girl, captain of the school’s B netball team and coach of a junior netball team. She wanted to study health science and become a paediatrician.
2021: Realising that working with children was no longer something she was passionate about, Brock instead became a cardiac nurse. She completed a postgraduate certificate in cardiac care while working 12-hour shifts at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne during
a Covid outbreak last year.


2011:  Amanda Williamson was in the under-19 Otago Country netball team and captained her school’s A netball team, 1st XI girls’ cricket team and senior girls’ touch rugby team. She planned to study primary teaching.
2021: Williamson gained a bachelor of education endorsed in primary and physical education and teaches year 2 and 3 pupils at Windsor North School in Invercargill. After injuring her ankle and taking time off for surgery and recovery, she recently started playing
netball again. She also helps coach year five and six netball teams.

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