Sam Wheelhouse - Studying Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Management

Since graduating in 2016, our Female Sports Person, Samantha Wheelhouse has been studying a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at Australian Catholic University. We caught up with Sam to see what else she has been up to since leaving Holland Park SHS and some memorable moments about the school.

What have you done since graduating?

I am currently studying a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at Australian Catholic University. I am also coaching a volleyball team at Holland Park.

What do you do for a living now?

Besides studying, which I do full time, I umpire volleyball games each week. I plan to get a more stable part time job in the near future to help pay for my tuition.

Do you think your time at Holland Park helped you to pursue this?

For sure, the most important skill that I learnt in high school was organisation. When I started university, it was up to me to make sure that I wasn’t missing out on anything. It’s important to keep up to date on when assignments are due. Holland Park helped me prepare for this and for the career I’ve chosen to do.

Did you enjoy your time at Holland Park SHS?

I did enjoy my time at Holland Park. It was a small community, so it was easy to get to know your teachers and find your way around the school.

Who was your favourite teacher?

There wasn’t just one favourite teacher, there were many. Most of the classes were PE related. Especially Ms Ross who always supported me and offered help if I needed it.
I also got on well with Ms Joss. She became one of my closest teachers, especially in my last year of school.

What was your most memorable moment as a student?

Most memorable moment would have to be dancing in senior PE.

What was your funniest moment as a student?

y funniest moment as a student came from in the classroom. I remember this one time in a grade 11 PE class, we were doing psychology as our topic for the term. One day in a theory class, Ms Ross read out to the class what she has observed us doing. She told us what each one of us would do in each class based on the idea of psychology. It was hilarious because we knew that was she was saying was spot on!
A lot of my funniest moments also came from volleyball training, which usually involved people getting in hit in face or something silly. There would be times where something would happen, and we’d try to play on but we just couldn’t stop laughing from what had happened before.

Are you still friends with anybody you met at Holland Park?

I still keep in contact with some of my high school friends. Three of us make it a regular thing to see each other every week and do something. I do also see others maybe once a month but not as regularly anymore.

Is there any other information that you feel would be a great addition to this article? 

There’s nothing really else I can say but I had a wonderful time at Holland Park. I’ve met friends that I know I will keep seeing as we grow up. 
Last reviewed 25 March 2020
Last updated 25 March 2020