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Diocese of Toowoomba Catholic Schools

Good Samaritan College celebrates student achievements

Dr Pat Coughlan with Emily Murphy

In an impressive achievement, a student from Good Samaritan College in Toowoomba has become the first student from the College to be accepted into university. Emily Murphy has overcome significant challenges and has shown immense resilience to pave her way towards higher education. Her journey is a testament to her commitment and courage.

Emily, a talented individual with a flair for beauty services, achieved a statement of attainment in Beauty Services, Certificate III from TAFE. Inspired by her passion for helping others, she has been accepted into UniSQ’s Indigenous Higher Education Pathways Program (IHEPP) and is preparing to embark on a journey towards a rewarding career. This pathway program has been developed to give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the academic skills needed for university study.

Emily's determination to live independently and secure her own rental accommodation showcases her perseverance and determination to create a better future for herself. With her resilient attitude and the unwavering support of Good Samaritan College, she has worked hard to achieve her goals.

Emily said, “I feel really happy that I can pursue my dreams and continue my education at university. Good Samaritan College has provided me with the support and resources to overcome challenges and reach this milestone. I am grateful for the opportunities they have given me, and I am excited to see what the future holds.”

Good Samaritan College provides unique and tailored learning experiences for young people, supporting them to achieve their potential in partnership with parents and caregivers. The College fosters values of Community, Courage, Curiosity, and Compassion to empower students on their educational paths. It’s heartwarming to see how education can transform lives and open doors to new opportunities.

Principal of Good Samaritan College, Libby Rosentreter said, “Witnessing our resilient and committed young people carve out unique paths to success is incredibly rewarding. We enjoy celebrating their extraordinary journeys and the boundless potential every one of them possesses.”

The College has played a pivotal role in supporting Emily's journey towards university. The College has cultivated a safe and encouraging environment, empowering the students and nurturing their confidence in their abilities. With a dedicated team of educators, Good Samaritan College has provided the necessary guidance and resources for students to realise their potential and help make their dreams come true.

The success of Emily has set a powerful precedent for the current and future students of Good Samaritan College. Her story is one of courage, persistence and breaking down barriers. As the first in her family to attend university, Emily is inspiring others to believe in their own potential and overcome obstacles that may stand in their way.