A World of Opportunity 

Julie Page (Woerner)

Kormilda Alumni Julie Page

This place has so many fond memories for me especially as I lived on the campus so the school was my backyard, and the boarders my neighbours, and friends.

When I was at school I really didn’t know what I wanted to do. But I was sure on two things: 

1. Playing Cricket and 
2. Doing my best in class

At one stage I thought I’d be the physiotherapist for the Collingwood Football Club. But then I learnt physio is not all about athletic bodies. 

It was only until in Year 12 I had to make a decision on what to study. We have a family history in Engineering. My interest is Healthcare. Large Uni books on courses and nothing caught my eye until I read about Biomedical Engineering.

So I was sold. I moved to Adelaide to study Biomed and play cricket.

Cricket was very important for me. It was a valuable influence on me both personally and professionally. I got to travel all over Australia and parts of the world.

After I graduated, I was a little uncertain of my next move so I returned home. And I picked up a job as a Biomedical Technician where I learnt the heads on side of the industry. Servicing and repairing a range of medical equipment (e.g. infusion pump or a patient monitor) And I got to travel to remote parts of the Top End doing this.

Now, I’m the Biomedical Engineer and Manager for the Top End Health Service. So our team looks after Royal Darwin Hospital, Gove District Hospital, Katherine Hospital and Regional Health Centres. I got to work in some amazing clinics such as Dr Brian Spain. And I’ve just joined the Palmerston Regional Hospital team, so exciting.

So my simple advice to you, at whatever stage you are, is to enjoy this valuable learning environment. It is ok if you don’t yet have the answers to life after school. And it is ok if you do! Trust in yourself and go with the flow. And if you have a passion, like I do with cricket, continue with it as It could also provide you with valuable opportunities. I look at women’s sport now, not just cricket and it is very exciting, where it is now a viable career!

A big thank you to Kormilda College, who helped me to grow as a person. And to my dad, who was the best Physics teacher and mentor.

And I wish you all the best during this important time and for your journey after school.

Julie Page

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