Wed 10th January
Mason Wong - Hong Kong
2016 International Student - Boarder Dux
I felt nothing but excitement on my first day of boarding was so thrilled to be at school in Australia. My name is Mason Wong and I am an international student from Hong Kong. My dream since a child was to live in another country because I always knew that I would grow and gain from the experience.
“Enter as a boy and leave as a man” I remember Mr. Moran, telling all the boys in McConachy house this soon after I arrived. This is so true. Boarding at Townsville Grammar School has shaped me into a person with desirable qualities and taught me how to be a man. In boarding we learnt to be responsible for many small things, what initially seemed like chores and rules for rules sake all had reasons, reasons that develevoped my own efficiency and developed my pride in my responcibility. The focus on achieving the best in my studies was important and I am proud of what I have achieved. I could only have achieved this through the leadership and support of the boarding staff and the other boarders. I believe my time in boarding has developed me into a responsible and considerate man.
The past two years of boarding at Grammar changed me in a positive way. The joy I have had and the lessons I learnt are endless. It is hard to believe that so much has happened in just two years but the memories are always sweet. I am glad that I attended boarding school at Grammar and if I had the chance to change the past, I will not change a single thing it has been the best.