Some exciting news!
Our COE newsletter was launched this month!
As a chance to celebrate student graduates and awards, and of course, any news around campus-we thought it was time that we got to share it in a newsletter. But it is not only for our existing students but also for our email subscribers and the COE salon clients.
We hope you enjoy celebrating our COE campus and enjoy the glimpses of life as a hair or beauty therapy student.
GEELONG YOUTH AWARDS
It is with great pleasure that we recognise one of our students this month.
Iesha Anderson was nominated by the COE as an entrant in this year’s Geelong Youth Awards.
17 year old, Iesha joined us in Jan this year to do her Certificate III in Hairdressing. She quickly moved to five days, rather than the usual three because she felt she would learn more. Aside from hairdressing being her chosen career path, Iesha is an integral part of the Geelong sporting community. In March she placed 2nd in the Australian titles in BMX riding held in Bunbury, W.A. With both mum and dad to follow as BMX riders themselves, Iesha started competing at just 2 and a half years old in Sprockets (under 5 yr. olds). She now qualifies for the world titles in Baku, Azerbaijan in 2018. She also holds the title of ‘Queen of BSX’ (A fundraiser event for the Royal Children’s Hospital) With a few accidents and too many scars to count, behind her, a diagnosis of fibromyalgia in 2016 and a heart condition (Long QT syndrome) which requires her to carry a defibrillator kit with her at all times, nothing stops this young gun from achieving her dreams despite some serious health issues., including major knee surgery this month.
At our campus, she has proved to be extraordinary in her ability to adapt to new situations. She is a constant role model to the other young students and one of the loveliest attitudes we have had the pleasure of teaching. She walks through all her fears with a ‘just do it’ attitude and when I asked her what she’d say to others who have goals in life, she replied, ‘throw yourself into whatever you are doing’.
Iesha is sponsored by GT Bicycles in Melbourne, Fox Head Aust., Bell Bicycles, Box Components and Amy Hairstylists.
Her goal is to hit the Olympics and be an amazing hairdresser. Somehow, we think she’ll get there!
So a big congratulations Iesha for being recognised as a team leader and a great sportswoman in the Geelong community!
Iesha after her knee reconstruction- still attending classes in her Hairdressing course.
Mayor Bruce Harwood presenting Iesha with her two nomination awards. One for Sportsmanship and one as recognition for Leadership in the Geelong youth community.
Iesha showing her skills on her BMX
The COE is very Pretty in Pink this week (18th-24th)in June as we raise funds for the GO PINK breast cancer fund!
Last year, breast cancer became the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia.
Its incidence is increasing – meaning far too many people will be impacted, far too often.
This year, 50 a day will be diagnosed. Over 3,000 will lose their life.
By raising funds and going pink with us this June, you’ll be taking a stand against breast cancer – and helping the National Breast Cancer Foundation fund world-class research that will detect tumours earlier, improve outcomes and ultimately – save lives.
YOU’LL be helping save lives
To donate to this worthy cause please visit the website below.
• The COE will be hosting an OPEN DAY ON THE 25TH OF JULY!
Feel free to come and chat with our team about our courses or have a guided tour with our student support team. WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU!