Life beyond Radford

Last updated 25.06.2020

Kim Anderson ( Proud )

Class of 2005
OCCUPATION Personnel Security
Lives Canberra, Australia
Attendance at radford Years 7-10
House Kurrajong
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What does life look for you now?

I currently work fulltime doing Personnel Security in the Govt Sector. I am met my husband in 2008 and have been married since March 2013. We have 2 children, a girl and boy, born in 2011 and 2014. I still live in Canberra.

Tell us what you are passionate about?

Family is the most important thing to me. My husband is 1 of 7 so I inherited a very large family when we married. I love spending as much time as I can helping my kids with school work and spending time with them on the weekend going for a ride, to the park, 4WDing or spending time with family.

When you were young, what were you hoping to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a Primary School Teacher, but as it turned out I am much better at doing Security.

What is your favourite Radford moment?

I love doing sport for the school and keeping busy. Also I love the yearly school play/Musical.

Do you have a particular role model or inspirational figure from Radford or now?

Mrs Kleenman was always my favourite teacher. She was so kind, helpful and just a really genuine person.

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

It depends who you are. I know some of my classmates really knew what they wanted to do growing up, for me I only found what I like in the last 5 or so years. I never dreamed of doing what I do now, but I love it.

Did your further study or career go exactly as you'd planned?

I personally never planned to attend University. I am considering however starting my Bachelor of Applied Business in the next few months.

What do you know now, that you wish you'd known when you were at Radford?

That high school does not shape your life. I left at the end of year 10 because I wasn't happy, I felt like i was in outsider and I felt that I didn't fit in. I wish I knew then that Radford was actually some of the best years of my life, even though I really didn't have many friends and I felt like the outcast.

What advice do you have for current students?

Concentrate on you. Be the best version of you for you. Challenge yourself and let your teachers challenge you.

Where are you now?