HOCKEY v OP
Despite being out of the country for much of her final year of school, Tatum Stewart still managed success – both on the Hockey field and in the school books.
‘With the amount of sport and training I had scheduled, academics were still important to me, but I wasn’t really sure how I would go. I wasn’t willing to let either slip. Receiving an OP 2 and now being offered the Evans Family scholarship is the best reward I could’ve asked for.’
Tatum has received an early offer to the University of Queensland to study a Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical Education (Honors). She has also received the Evans Family Scholarship at Emmanuel College, which allows a student competing at an elite level to continue to pursue their sporting goals while simultaneously beginning their tertiary education. On top of that, Tatum received an Academic Scholarship and Regional Bursary from Emmanuel College.
All this despite being away from school for four weeks of the critical Term 2, when she was representing Australia for Hockey.
‘My teachers made sure that if I missed something, they had it all laid out for me. If I was going to be away, they would give me all the questions I needed to work on. Whenever I went to see them, they had a solution or an answer, and a willingness to help me achieve both my sporting aspirations and my academics. None of this would ever have been possible without their support.’
Tatum says the encouragement and support of her teachers has inspired her to study to become a teacher.
Tatum will spend three weeks in March at the AIS for further development in the Australian Junior Futuroos Hockey Squad.
96% of our 2019 Seniors have received offers for their top three preferences, following the release of OP scores. 7 other graduates will join Tatum in studying education, while 11 girls will begin studies in behavioral and psychological science. A number of girls will be studying medicine and veterinary science, bio medical science and engineering.