#ALWAYSAMATERGIRL – Tayla Little (2013)


For Tayla, Year 12 presented both opportunities for personal growth and significant challenges. Her message to current Year 12s is 'you will be ok'.

Wow, just like that, 7 years after graduating at Mater Christi, I count myself lucky to be following the same passion for business as I did back in Year 12, with Ms Callahan. Year 12 business shone a light on what now marks two and a half years working as an Account Director for a creative agency in Prahran. Who would have thought I would be developing marketing strategies, proofing artwork, and giving art direction on photoshoots for household Australian brands?

Year 12 was and will always be a pillar of personal growth for me, travelling to the USA to represent my country in cheerleading, being sports captain, a proud member of Blue house, and my acceptance into the ACU Early Achievers Program. During my Bachelor of Commerce Degree, I was fortunate to travel to Europe and the US a couple times, and spend some time rewarding my hard work.

To all the current years 12s facing the unknown in the current climate, all I can say is you will be ok. My Year 12 experience was one to remember in many ways. Unfortunately for me I was faced with challenges throughout my own experience. Losing my dad in the middle of my final exams was not what I had planned. Nonetheless, I am who I am today because of those challenges. Thanks to Mater for supporting, encouraging and showing compassion when I needed it the most.

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