Shae Holmes graduated from HSC in 2008 and was the Christian Leadership Committee Chairperson.  Shae was originally accepted into university to study Occupational Therapy but decided to follow her passion to become a teacher.  Shae completed a Bachelor of Learning Management at CQ University and graduated with distinction.  She also won the Mackay education prize and the Catholic Education Diocese of Rockhampton prize for having the highest GPA at the Mackay campus.

Shae currently teaches Year 3 at Emmanuel Catholic Primary School and loves it.  She has certainly come full circle as she is a local Mackay girl who attended primary school at Emmanuel, high school at HSC, university at CQU and now back to Emmanuel as a teacher!