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Meet the Staff: Linda Keefer, Catherine McDonald and Louise Woods

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Week 4,
Term One, 2016

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Over Terms One and Two 2016, we'll ask our Junior School staff a few questions about themselves. We invite you to learn what they have to say in their answers below!


Linda Keefer, Catherine McDonald, Louise Woods

  1. Your name? Linda Keefer
  2. Your role in the Junior School? Junior School Receptionist
  3. How long have you worked at Somerset College? 12 years
  4. What do you like most about your job? I love everything about my job. I love all the children and everybody that I work with.
  5. Favourite Food? Sushi
  6. Nickname at your primary school? Woody
  7. Favourite colour? Blue
  8. What other job would you like to do if you were not doing this job? Maybe something artistic, like a florist or jeweller
  9. What person inspires you the most and why? Rosie Batty - 2015 Australian of the Year.
  10. Favourite quote? “Stop worrying - nobody gets out of this world alive” - Clive James

  1. Your name? Catherine McDonald
  2. Your role in the Junior School? Administrative Assistant
  3. How long have you worked at Somerset College? 10 years
  4. What do you like most about your job? I like the creative freedom and variety of tasks as well as the wonderful staff and students at Somerset College.
  5. Favourite Food? Mexican
  6. Nickname at your primary school? Cathy
  7. Favourite colour? Yellow
  8. What other job would you like to do if you were not doing this job? Novelist
  9. What person inspires you the most and why? JK Rowling for giving the gift of imagination and the joy of reading to a generation.
  10. Favourite quote? “Logic will get you from A to Z, imagination will get you everywhere.” - Albert Einstein

  1. Your name? Louise Woods
  2. Your role in the Junior School? Junior School Administrator
  3. How long have you worked at Somerset College? 17 Years (but left and came back twice in different roles)
  4. What do you like most about your job? I love my job diversity and the interaction with children, parents and colleagues.
  5. Favourite Food? Middle Eastern
  6. Nickname at your primary school? Woody
  7. Favourite colour? Yellow
  8. What other job would you like to do if you were not doing this job? Wedding Planner
  9. What person inspires you the most and why? There are many people who inspire me but I feel Turia Pitt shows extreme resilience and courage.
  10. Favourite quote? "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present" - Bil Kearne
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