Year 11 Boarder, St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School
I was attracted to studying in Brisbane because of the laid-back, balanced lifestyle, making the move from Hong Kong at the start of 2020. In that time, St Margaret’s has nurtured my love of learning in an environment that has allowed me to balance wellbeing with high academic achievement. The academic teaching staff are supportive and giving of their time and knowledge, and always encourage me to strive for the best.
As an international student at St Margaret’s, I have had many opportunities to develop multiple skills. Academically, I have participated in writing competitions and ICAS examinations. I have enjoyed being a member of the school’s badminton team and, recently, have discovered my passion and potential as a gymnast through the rhythmic gymnastics program.
I am also honoured to step into a school leadership position next year as International Captain. My fellow captains and I will aim to promote inclusivity and togetherness, focusing on strengthening the unity of the international student body while also enhancing the bond between international and local students.
The highlight of my St Margaret’s experience has been the treasured friendships I have made. My friends have helped make my St Margaret’s journey and I know that the memories we are creating will be cherished and remembered forever.
Boarding at St Margaret’s has been challenging at times, mostly because I have not seen my family in so long due to COVID. However, I have received incredible support from the boarding community and find comfort and warmth among my fellow boarders and the boarding staff.
When I graduate from St Margaret’s I plan to continue my tertiary studies in Australia.