Thu 26th October
Cassy Delahunty - Hughenden
2016 Head Boarder
I still remember how keen I was to come to boarding school as a little 12 year old. Living on an isolated cattle station I was eager for the social opportunities that boarding would provide me. With my older sister already here, I was excited when my parents also sent me to boarding school.
Starting in Year 7, I struggled with the schooling side of things as I had been home-schooled my whole life, but at the end of the day, my mates in boarding made it all worth it.
Living with up to 30 girls can be very testing, but they have all become my second family. Just like any family it isn’t smooth riding all the time and we have had to put our differences aside to make it work. I have made lifelong friends here in boarding at Grammar.
Boarding has given me so many incredible opportunities and equipped me with life skills. As tough as boarding is, living away from home from a young age has helped me become the independent and persevering person I am today.
Whenever I was having a hard time in boarding and questioned if boarding was really the right fit for me, my parents assured me that boarding would be the best days my life and encouraged me to persevere. Reflecting back, I can now honestly say they were absolutely right. Boarding has been one of the most amazing journeys I have been on and I can’t thank my parents enough for providing me with this great opportunity to experience boarding life at Townsville Grammar School.