In this edition of The Spotlight Series we get to know Mr Liam Benton, our Year 12 Level Leader and Dunlop House Leader. Liam Benton has been at Kolbe since 2020, and spent two years in the Curriculum team as Learning Leader: Science.
What is your role at Kolbe?
Year 12 Year Level Leader and Dunlop House Leader
What does a typical day at Kolbe look like for you?
Doing fun practical experiments in Chemistry and Science classes as well as Science and STEM Academy. Working with the Year 12 students to maintain the high academic, uniform and behaviour expectations of the college while supporting them in life at the college.
What do you love most about working at Kolbe Catholic College?
The staff are amazingly supportive and lots of fun. The facilities and support are top notch and the students are very appreciative of teachers, are always friendly and say hello!
The Silmarillion - JRR Tolkien.
Working for my Dad's business, Benton's Plumbing Supplies, selling all kinds of plumbing materials (including toilets).
I won silver medals in the Victorian Interschools for Skiing while in school at St. Bernard's College in Essendon and lived/worked at Falls Creek for two winter seasons.
North Melbourne Kangaroos.
Playing video games, tabletop games, the guitar or bass, surfing and listening to heavy metal.
“YEAH, BUT YOUR SCIENTISTS WERE SO PREOCCUPIED WITH WHETHER OR NOT THEY COULD THAT THEY DIDN’T STOP TO THINK IF THEY SHOULD.” - Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park.
Gets serious FOMO, massive nerd that loves surfing snowboarding and heavy metal. Has a instantly recognisable laugh (and voice) and should have kept his old hair.
Joker: "What is a pirate's favourite letter?"
Joker: "Arrrr, you would think that, but it is actually the "C".
Knife, matches/lighter and a metal container to hold liquid. A close fourth would be a way to listen to music.