Mon 21st May
2017 International Student - Boarder
Time flies and all of a sudden, I am among the Year 12’s graduating. Three years ago, I was struggling with the decision to go to a foreign country or just stay in my comfort zone in Hong Kong.
Now, I am so glad that I came to Townsville Grammar School. Through boarding, I have gained so many new experiences that I would never have tried if I did not come. The tough moments, the hilarious jokes, along with all the smiling faces have made me who I am today. I used to think making friends was really hard but boarding has brought me life-long friends that I am so grateful for. I never expected I would change and grow so much in such a short time. I chose to home stay in Year 11. It gave me the opportunity to experience living with a family in Australia.
I returned to boarding for my final year of school. The routine and “family support” you get in boarding is so special. I never felt alone in boarding, it is like a huge family – I am a single child at home. The memories I have from boarding make my life journey colourful, the activities provided have given me opportunities to know more about this world. I really enjoyed my time at TGS.