When you look at the City of Joondalup’s jam-packed events calendar, including the Joondalup Festival, Valentine’s Day concert, Little Feet Festival and more, Carramar Class of 2009 alumni Chloe Pursun has often had a hand in each success.
Working as the City of Joondalup’s Events Officer for a few years now, Chloe is one of the masterminds behind these and other immersive events in the northern suburbs.
Her role includes sourcing activities, partnerships, decoration, theming and the huge logistical task of catering for thousands of people.
She recently visited the Carramar Campus to chat about this year’s Little Feet Festival, of which St Stephen’s School is the major sponsor, and took a walk down memory lane.
After School, Chloe went to uni and dove straight into an events career upon graduation.
“My first job was for a charity organisation, which involved travelling around Australia,” she said.
“I then began employment with the Royal Agricultural Society, which was the first major stepping stone in my career where my role was to plan, organise and implement a wide range of events, all of which were based around the Perth Royal Show.”
She then worked for the Rottnest Island Authority planning weddings and large-scale events before moving into her current role in Local Government.
She notes being given the “keys” to run some very large events as one of her most notable achievements since leaving school.
Chloe has also travelled through South East Asia and America – next stop Europe – and loves cooking and reading.
She still resides in Woodvale and credited her St Stephen’s education for preparing her to adapt to the professional world.
“What I gained most out of my time at St Stephen’s was developing the right attitude towards achieving goals in life,” Chloe said.
“It is the values and respect that St Stephen’s base their education on that helped me to become the person I am today.”