Ms Tess Daly

Health and Physical Education / Psychology Teacher and Year 7 PC Teacher

In this edition of The Spotlight Series we get to know Ms Tess Daly. Ms Daly has been at Kolbe since late 2021 and currently teaches Health & Physical Education and Psychology. She is also one of our fantastic Year 7 Pastoral Care Teachers.

Tess Daly

What is your role at Kolbe?
Health and Physical Education / Psychology Teacher and Year 7 PC Teacher

What does a typical day at Kolbe look like for you?
Usually, you'll catch me running from one place to another. I don't have a very long stride as I'm quite short, therefore lots of steps to get around the campus in time! A typical day at Kolbe always involves a practical Physical Education (PE) class for me and throughout my time I've learnt it's important to carry a pen and paper or a device with you in case someone tells you something on the go.

What do you love most about working at Kolbe Catholic College?
The people - both staff and students. The staff are very helpful, welcoming, and supportive and the students are rewarding, fun and caring.

Quickfire Questions

What is your favorite book you have read?

If I'm honest, I’m not really a book reader. I much prefer the movie option.

What is your favourite food?

Tough one - I'm certainly a chocolate over lollies type person, randomly love pumpkin, but my favourite meal is probably a home cooked roast.

What is your favorite travel destination?

I certainly haven't done enough of this yet; however, I did really like Singapore and the Philippines.

What was your first job?

I had two jobs as a teenager, a Supermarket- IGA, working in the Deli and a Receptionist at a Gym.

What is your favourite hobby?

Reformer Pilates

What is your favourite sporting team?

Answering this question could get me in trouble - I follow the AFL and have followed Essendon all my life but I like to win, which they don't do a lot of, so recently I have found myself supporting Melbourne.

Who is someone who inspires you?

When I was growing up, I would've answered with my secondary Health and PE teacher - which certainly gives reason to my current career path. Now that I'm older and have reached that goal, I look more to my mum and sister for both inspiration and guidance.

How do you think people would describe you?

Loving, caring, loyal, probably lame (I think I'm funny but I'm not really). When I was younger, I used to get called a 'Pocket rocket', small but mighty people would say.

What is your favorite joke?

I'm not really the joke teller, normally I'm just laughing along at the jokes so I'm not sure I have a favourite but it doesn't take much to make me laugh.

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what three things would you want to have?

1. I wouldn't want to be alone, so my husband. 
2. It would probably be silly not to say food.
3. I should think of something for survival - a first aid kit.

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