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The Staff of the Bird and Bush

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Week 1, Term Three, 2018

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A Blues supporter successfully runs our Retail Centre but would rather be pampering to Chris Hemsworth's every whim. Meet the Bird and Bush Retail Manager and Supervisor Jo, who may put Lemon Meringue on the cafe menu.

Kate Andrews

2018 - T3 - W1 - bird and bush

Your role at the College? Retail Manager – The Bird and Bush (Retail Centre)
How long have you worked at Somerset College? Eight years and loving it.
What do you like most about your job? The amazing team surrounded me daily (the magnificent seven, we have such a laugh in this playground of ours), the generosity of my working colleagues, witnessing the many teaching staff who have mentored my son in the past five years (supporting him during his time here at Somerset and now his final year, they are just amazing and so supportive to both Joel and I), and of course, interacting with both students and parents of the Somerset Community, whom I after eight years I have come to know so well. Somerset College is an amazing workplace.
Favourite Food? Fried Rice and Lemon Chicken
Nickname at School? Katee Favourite Colour? Blue – enhance my NSW supporter code. GO THE BLUES.
What other job would you like to do if you were not doing this job? Mr Chris Hemsworth’s – Personal Assistant. If anyone knows how I can apply, please advise.
What person inspires you the most and why? Scott Pape – The Barefoot Investor, he makes me appreciate the value of smart choices and planning.
What’s the best single day on the calendar? My Birthday – really though, it’s a month celebration just ask the staff at the Bird and Bush – they may roll their eyes when asked, but secretly they love celebrating this moment as much as I do……although they are always so excited when August rolls over - go figure!
What movie title best describes your life? Finding Nemo (Dory) – I am constantly looking for stuff that OTHER people put away if they just left it in the place that I may have put it down then my movie title would be a whole lot different.
What is your favourite dessert? Chocolate Mousse and Baskin-Robbins Cookie Dough – If Barefoot Investor could show me how to buy shares in B'n'R it would save me a lot of money. My husband would be thankful.
Favourite quote? "There’s no place like home." – The Wizard of Oz

Joanne Colligan

Your role at the College? Retail Supervisor – The Bird and Bush (Retail Centre)
How long have you worked at Somerset College? 12 years
What do you like most about your job? Interaction with both the students and staff on a daily basis.
Favourite Food? Indian
Nickname at School? Winnie
Favourite Colour? White and Pink
What other job would you like to do if you were not doing this job? Nothing – stay at home. What person inspires you the most and why? My Two Boys (Kyle) and (Corey), they make me laugh and wind me up at the same time.
What’s the best single day on the calendar? 25 December, Christmas Day
What movie title best describes your life? Mrs Brown
What is your favourite dessert? Lemon Meringue Pie
Favourite quote? "Little by little, day by day, what is meant for you, will find its way."

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