Katrina Thornley

CAREERS CORNER

Former WHS students contributing to the Hokitika community:

Katrina Thornley

Industry:

Photography

Business:

Kodak Express

Attended Westland

High School: 1987

Vocational Pathway:
Katrina was interested in nursing, but was too young to be accepted onto the programme. She thought a 12 month post would give her the time to meet the requirements. She started as a Pharmacy Technician at John Grey Pharmacy in Hokitika (now Westland Pharmacy) and studied by distance.  She stayed on in Hokitika after meeting and marrying Steve Thornley.

John Grey opened a new shop and expanded into providing a photo printing services and Katrina moved to the Photo Lab. She discovered that this was something she really enjoyed. Katrina and Steve bought the business in 2010 and Katrina has built it up to include extra services. Katrina now is a photographer – including weddings and school photography (from 2013), an agency for Kiwibank and NZ Post from 2016, and is now expanding the gift range.

Her message for students:

  1. Be prepared to work hard
  2. Don’t be complacent – always look for new ways of expanding your business.

More information:

  1. Photographic-developer printer

https://www.careers.govt.nz/jobs-database/retail-and-personal-services/retail/photographic-developerprinter/

  1. Photographer
    https://www.careers.govt.nz/jobs-database/arts-and-media/creative-design/photographer/

 

Upcoming events

Friday 10 Dec

10th December Last day of term 4.

Friday 10 Dec

10th December Junior and middle school prizegiving takes place at the Regent theatre. Middle School 9am. Junio... [Read more]

Thursday 2 Dec

2nd of December Teacher Only Day. No School. This is a day set by the Ministry of Education and will be coveri... [Read more]

Monday 29 Nov

Westland Anniversay Day holiday. No school.

Monday 22 Nov

22nd November Senior Prizegiving takes place at the Regent Theatre at 6pm.

Monday 25 Oct

Labour day holiday. No School.

Monday 18 Oct

18th October. Term 4 begins

Friday 1 Oct

1st October. Last day of term 3.

Friday 24 Sep

24th September the Westland High School Ball takes place. More information regarding venue and other details w... [Read more]

Monday 13 Sep

13th September to 20th September is Te wiki o te reo Maori / Maori language week. Visit https://www.tewikioter... [Read more]
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