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Nick Frommolt - Small Business Owner

Since graduating in 2008, Nick Frommolt followed his carpentry career path and in 2011, just three years later created his own start-up carpentry business. Nick’s business has continued to expand, using his former House Captain experience to manage his increasing staff levels. We caught up with Nick to see what else he has been up to since leaving Holland Park SHS and some memorable moments about the school.

What do you do for a living now?

I own my small carpentry business. I have also had the opportunities to travel around the world to Canada, Europe, South Africa and parts of Asia.

Do you think your time at Holland Park helped you to pursue this career? If yes, how?

Yes, I started my apprenticeship with the school-based system in Grade 11. Originally, I was encouraged to strive for an OP however, I was certain I knew what I wanted to choose as my future career path. I appreciated the school’s efforts to inspire me to achieve my highest academic results possible and once I explained my passion for this industry, they helped me achieve this goal.

Do you still live locally?

I have moved twice since graduating but yes, I have remained in the same suburb. I have had the opportunity to travel around the world to Canada, Europe, South Africa and parts of Asia.

Did you enjoy your time at Holland Park SHS?

Yes, I really enjoyed the school as a whole. I found that the small school fee created a family where everyone knew each other from every grade. 

Who was your favourite teacher? Why?

Mr James was a great teacher. He treated every student like an adult and had the right balance between being approachable and stern when necessary.

What was your most memorable moment as a student?

Having the opportunity to represent the school as a House Captain was an enjoyable experience. It gave me a lot of insight into what it takes to manage others and take on more responsibility. I also really enjoyed my school-based apprenticeship as it provided me with the skills and knowledge to follow my career path now.

Do you feel that Holland Park has changed much since you graduated? 

I go back to the school several times a year for business and it still has the same feel to me, however the grounds and buildings are definitely upgraded.