17 Sep 2020

Thursday 17 September 2020

Over the past few weeks, including the second lockdown period, Jo Martin (Middlemore, 1991–92) & Carollyn Chaplin ran a Personal Branding Pilot Program with the Marion Bruce Year 12 cohort.

Girl students at King's College celebrate new house opening


This programme was an initiative driven by the Friends of King’s College, who approached us in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of girls at King’s College.

We pooled our resources and expertise to tailor a programme for students around “Becoming a distinctive individual”. The programme was designed to get the girls to reflect on their character, strengths and values as well as build a plan around resilience, which is particularly relevant in the challenges we are all facing with COVID-19.

It has been our pleasure to work with your girls and we have enjoyed the energy and camaraderie evident within the Marion Bruce House culture. In turn we hope they have found value in the process, and in reflecting on themselves as the King’s College students in 2020.

At the conclusion, each student has been given a Workbook and a Personal Brand framework, which can act as a reference point for writing personal statements for university applications, and in interviewing for tertiary study, leadership positions or job applications.

We have encouraged the girls to share these workbooks and discuss the framework with their parents.

We are both happy to follow up and discuss any aspect of the programme with you and your girls.

Jo Martin (Middlemore, 1991–92) & Carollyn Chaplin