Where are they now – Tynan Drought (SPC 2012-14)

March 20, 2020

The College recently reconnected with former boarder Tynan Drought (SPC 2012-14) who has established a career in the finance sector and has many happy memories of his time as a boarder and member of the first V basketball program.

Tynan Drought.


Where has life taken you since leaving SPC?
After leaving SPC in 2014, I moved to Melbourne and attended Monash University where I completed a double degree in International Business and Business, majoring in Accounting and Banking and Finance. I also attended Peking University in Beijing, China for a semesterIn 2019. I started a graduate role at RSM Australia in Melbourne as a Risk Consultant and have been accepted as a provisional member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

What are your fondest memories of your time at St Patrick’s College?
My fondest memories would involve my time spent in the boarding community as well as being a member of the first V basketball program.

Which teacher from your time at SPC had the greatest impact on you?
Ms Brooke Brown had a big impact on me being my accounting and home room teacher in Year 12. Ms Brown suggested the university course that I ended up taking as well as providing me with a lot of valuable guidance and advice throughout year 12. In addition, Mr Eric Hayes also had a great impact on me, being the coach of the First V Basketball team. Mr Hayes taught me a lot about work ethic and many other life values through coaching me for the three years I was at SPC.

How has your education shaped your professional life?
My education at St Patrick’s has provided me with many key skills and a solid understanding of what is required to be successful in the work force. The high expectations and standards of St Patrick’s College has prepared me for life after education.

How has your time at SPC shaped your personal values and your family life?
My time at SPC shaped my personal values through the boarding community. Being a boarder for the three years I was at SPC taught me the value and importance of looking out for your friends at a young age and treating them like a family.

If you could pass on one message to the students of today, what would it be?
If given the opportunity, take the chance and time to travel. There is so many life lessons that you learn when travelling. It also helps open your mind to different perspectives of life and cultures we don’t experience.