Qualifications IGCSE and IB
What are you currently doing? I am currently an undergraduate at the University of New South Wales studying for a degree in Law and Arts.
What is your most memorable experience in school? My most memorable experience would have to be my time at the Nexus Model United Nations (MUN) club. I spent my secondary school life with the club and I owe much of my skills, aspirations and passion for diplomacy to the people that I have worked with and spent time with at the MUN club.
From spending time at the club, I have developed a range of skills that will benefit me in my university years and beyond. I also gained lifelong friends from different parts of the world.
What were your favourite and least favourite subjects in school, and why? My favourite subjects in the school were English and Psychology. I enjoyed English as I found great value and interest in the various constructions of language as well as its versatility in various contexts that ranged from persuasion to artistic expression. I also enjoyed Psychology as I developed a great appreciation for the relationship between our brain and the external environment and how it plays a critical role in determining how we behave and react to the various events of life.
Other than having interesting course materials, I also had excellent teachers who helped guide me along the way and who were eager to share and develop our knowledge and understanding of the respective subjects.
My least favourite subject would probably have to be Maths. While I had a great teacher who made the material accessible and understandable, I never found interest in balancing linear equations or calculating the root value of obscure figures and numbers. Probably one of the reasons why I eventually decided to study for a Law/Arts degree!
What extracurricular activities did you do? Aside from Model United Nations, I was also actively involved in the School Council and Nexus Debate Club. I was also a regular member of the school’s wakeboarding and water-skiing club where I attended sessions at the nearby lake every Thursday.
What was the best thing about your school? What important lessons did you learn in your school that have helped you in your life? I believe that the best thing about Nexus International School Malaysia was its student community. As a relatively small school, you have the unique opportunity to know and bond with everyone in your year which you do not often get at larger international schools.
Partly due to its isolation in a quiet district of Putrajaya, it has somehow developed a great and unique sense of enthusiasm and supportiveness within all members of the community. You always feel welcomed amongst the students and staff of the school regardless of who you are or where you came from and they treat you with the kindness and respect as if you were a member of their family.
The most important lesson learnt is being open minded to new ideas, experiences and activities. By taking the initiative to do things that are outside your comfort zone, you have the opportunity to discover aspects and skills that you never knew you had.
Describe your experience in school using three words. Empowering, Inquisitive, Sincere
What advice would you give to current students of your alma mater? To take opportunities wherever you may find them. Your schooling years are one of the best times for you to discover and try out various different interests and fields. Do not be afraid to do something that is outside your comfort zone, you just may find something that becomes a lifelong passion.