Life beyond Radford

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Last updated 17.01.2018

Claire Osborne ( Gibbons )

Class of 1999
OCCUPATION Communications Officer/Student - Early Childhood Teaching
Lives Canberra, Australia
Attendance at radford Years 7-12
House Acacia
  • Bachelor Degree, The Australian National University, Commerce and Psychology, 2001-2005
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What does life look for you now?

I am currently teaching in the Girls Grammar Early Learning Centre. I am also a communications specialist working as the Communications Manager of the Radford Collegains Association.

I am a mum to Elsie and Ashton, and married to Chris Osborne (class of 1999).

I run boot camps around town and am a running enthusiast.

What is your favourite Radford moment?

So many! Too many! Tutor group in year 9 and 10 was pretty great!
Just making such wonderful friends and being part of such a great community.

How easy was it to decide what to do in life?

I am still deciding! Maybe I will stick with teaching for awhile!

When I was younger, I had hoped for a while to be a preschool teacher, then thought maybe I would work in organisational strategy.

I did commerce and psychology and went on to work at Treasury as a Project Manager/Communications Officer. I did this for 10 years (working on projects such as G20, APEC, advertising campaigns and countless federal budgets) and loved it. But now I have just completed my Masters of Teaching and am enjoying my change of career.

What advice do you have for current students?

If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not you will find an excuse.

Where are you now?