When did you start boarding? How long have you been a boarder?
I started boarding in November 2016 and have been a boarder for about a year and a half now.
What do you like most about boarding?
The thing I like the most about boarding is the atmosphere that it creates. It allows each person to feel as if they are part of an extended family and that each person (houseparent or boarder) is there to support them at all times, with whatever they may be going through at that particular moment.
What do you like least about boarding?
One thing that I like the least in boarding is the fact that the food is catered for the majority. As a vegetarian, I found this hard at first, but over time, I was catered food specifically for my dietary requirements and food then stopped becoming an issue.
Tell us your funniest boarding school incident!
When my group of friends and I had to be in the school’s marketing promotional video for the boarding house. It was so funny as we had to pretend to throw a surprise party for a girl in the boarding house and at each take we all just kept laughing. It also reached a point in which we started wanting to steal the balloons used in the shoot and we started devising ways to do so. It is a memory I will always cherish as we bonded through our mutual enjoyment of the shoot and how we were made to act in it.
What are your favourite subjects?
Theatre, English and Sports Science.
What extracurricular activities do you do?
Model United Nations, Co-Directing and Acting in the school productions.
Would you encourage other students to be boarders as well? Why?
Yes, I definitely would. Even if a person is to be a boarder for a short period of time, boarding will not only allow the person to gain more independence, but at the same time, allow them to grow to understand different cultures, backgrounds and personalities. Boarding allows a person to grow in terms of their mindset whilst increasing their knowledge and understanding about different people, making boarders tolerant individuals.
Describe boarding school life using three words.
Home. Family. Exciting.