In this edition of The Spotlight Series we get to know one of our sensational English teachers: Mr Matthew Hurley. Matthew has been at Kolbe since 2021 and uses his extensive expertise to support students, graduate teachers and colleagues.
What is your role at Kolbe?
What does a typical day at Kolbe look like for you?
Encouraging students to get their excellent ideas out of their heads and on a page so that we can work on articulating it even better. Also, meeting and greeting staff and students along the way.
What do you love most about working at Kolbe Catholic College?
The opportunities here for me to help people grow.
Favourite non-fiction is 'Moneyball'. Other than that everything from William Shakespeare, Douglas Adams, and Terry Pratchett.
Pretty much everything!
Japan has a special place in my heart.
I mowed lawns in the days before Jim made it a franchise.
Litter, the return of the '80s hairstyles.
I'm a reasonably good wood worker. Just finished building an electric bass and am now learning to play it.
I have a few: Chicago Cubs, Carlton Blues, Newcastle United FC, Ottawa Senators.
Man makes plans and God laughs
Tall. Mostly but not always serious. Wordy.
What did the zero say to the eight? Nice belt.
Pen and paper to write and draw with. My memories.