Former Cape Byron Steiner School students preparing to follow their career dreams at education institutions in Melbourne this year are (from left) Domini Forster, 18, Jasmine Moston, 18, and Kaya Edwards, 19. They will be joined by friend and classmate Molly Younger, 18.
Former Cape Byron Steiner School students preparing to follow their career dreams at education institutions in Melbourne this year are (from left) Domini Forster, 18, Jasmine Moston, 18, and Kaya Edwards, 19. They will be joined by friend and classmate Molly Younger, 18. David Nielsen

Steiner kids excel in their fields

FOUR Cape Byron Steiner School graduates will be extending their glittering academic careers – and their friendship – in Melbourne this year.

The four young women all excelled in their various chosen fields and have won places in some of the country’s most prestigious institutions.

Kaya Edwards, 19, of Pottsville, was at Cape Byron as a preschooler – ‘a periwinkle’ – along with Domini Forster, 18, and they will go to Melbourne together.

Kaya, who achieved band 6 in five subjects, is enrolled for a Bachelor of Arts and Creative Writing at the University of Melbourne.

Her experience of Steiner was positive.

“We had a small class of 15 in Year 12. It meant we had a more personal connection with our teachers, and they were able to offer help on a level that went beyond education in what is avery tough year.”

Music is Domini’s passion and she was will pursue it in a Bachelor of Australian Popular Music at the North Melbourne TAFE.

Domini, of Bangalow, achieved a band 6 in all her subjects, but underwent an interview, performance and theory test to win her place. Only five people have been accepted into her song-writing course.

Domini is not new to performing, having sung her own songs with her own band at the Bluesfest last year.

Molly Younger, 18, of Byron Bay, will join aselect group doing a Bac-helor of Design and Fashion at the Royal Melbo-urne Institute of Technology – a four-year degree course. She was at Cape Byron from Year 8. “Creatively I grew a lot. It’s a very good environment to learn in,” she said.

The Royal Melbourne course appealed ‘because it is really innovative, I can push boundaries’.

Jasmine Moston, 18, of Tintenbar, is set to major in drawing for a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Victorian College of Arts.

The New Zealander came to Byron in Year 8 when her mother started teaching at the school.

She said she loved the intimacy of being in such a small class.

Jasmine found out on Monday night she was one of 28 chosen for the course.

About 85,000 students learn this week if they have been given spots at NSW universities.



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