Tue 25th September
Kelsey Hesp - Clare
2017 Head Boarder
Boarders here at Grammar experience a very different and enriched lifestyle to what they would have experienced if not coming here. First and foremost, the most obvious change in lifestyle from their respective homes and the reason so many have come to this School is for the opportunities of high quality schooling, sport and cultural activities at their disposal almost 24hrs a day.
Being a boarder allows for many conveniences within the School due to its close proximity and culture. There are very few places where you can grab a few mates and walk down stairs to a full sized rugby field and play endless amounts of touch footy or have your day school teachers come in during the night to help you with assignments and provide a few life lessons at the same time. I feel the more unnoticed opportunities at Grammar are the ones that truly give us as a boarding community our identity. Being able to associate and live with people from all over the world from Hong Kong, PNG or even just down the road at Dalbeg has allowed myself and many others to develop a greater understanding of differences outside of our own little worlds which is a quality that is lacking in the world today.
After listening to many past boarders speak about their time in boarding and reflecting on my time here that is about to end, there is one word that always comes to mind when thinking of this place which is real mateship. The mates I have here are second to none. I feel so proud to have gone to a school such as this and have the quality experience of boarding in my life. I am so thankful for all the people who make this place what it is and have shaped me into becoming the young man I am today.