My time at the High School was among the most fun and perhaps the busiest time in my life. I loved every minute of it, whether it was doing track and field with Ms. Hutchinson, reading Brian Friel with Mr. Ambrose, or developing a fluency in German that I still use to this day from Ms. O’Reilly. My time in the High School instilled in me the value of education, the importance of giving back to the community and has been instrumental to my professional and personal success.
“During my 6 years in the High School I was very fortunate to have fantastic, dedicated teachers who went the extra mile to make sure I got the most out of my years in the school, not just academically but also personally. When I first walked in to the High School maths was my weakest subject. 6 years later the High School had prepared me to pursue a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Engineering and now I use Data Analytics to prevent financial crime in some of the worlds biggest banks.”
“The words I would use to describe my time in the High School are diverse, memorable and irreplaceable. Over the six years I was enrolled in the High School, I engaged in several team sports, musicals and leadership roles which offered me invaluable life experiences and helped me develop life-long friends. I entered the gates with a strong interest in science and technical graphics, and with the help of enthusiastic, passionate and committed teachers, these interests were nurtured. I am currently in the process of completing an apprenticeship in Electrical Instrumentation and these attained skills are a huge asset in my chosen career.”
“I remember my time in the High School very fondly. It was a place with a real commitment to high academic standards, but which understood too the broader purpose of education and encouraged us to make a cultural and social contribution. For me, activities like the school musical, debating in English and French, entrepreneurship programmes, and fiercely competitive inter-school quizzes all helped to demonstrate that the skills and understanding acquired in the classroom can be used in many different and sometimes unexpected contexts: that’s a lesson I have valued greatly in my own career. I’m delighted to see the school continuing to embrace that ethos today.”