When did you start boarding? How long have you been a boarder?

September 2017.

What do you like most about boarding?

As I adapted to the routine of boarding school, I had noticed a gradual improvement in my academic results. Every weeknight, there is a study hall period by which boarders would complete their schoolwork and assignments. At a certain time, all borders would also be required to turn in their electronic devices. As a result, discipline can be established, and I could pour more attention into my school work and get enough sleep without the temptation of my phone. And as I met some fantastic friends to enjoy boarding with, the overpowering yearning for home soon ebbed away and I was finally able to tell myself with conviction that I belonged.

What do you like least about boarding? 

When I received the news that I was going to boarding school, I was terrified that I was going to be pushed to my limit with endless excursions and compulsory activities. And as an introvert, that was my absolute worst nightmare. However, when I arrived at boarding school, I realized that I had been mistaken. Sure, there were many activities available to keep boarders busy, but they were optional. So to my relief, I was able to indulge in a good book instead of going for some sports training or a trip to an amusement park.

Tell us your funniest boarding school incident! 

It’s never a dull moment when you’re living with 30 other people, and hilariously, at some point, the overly-sensitive smoke detectors installed in every apartment would start screeching at every sizzle of a pan and shrieking at any wisp of smoke. As a result everyone would have to assemble downstairs whenever the calls of the alarm reverberates throughout the apartment - only to learn that someone had been cooking.

What are your favourite subjects?

My favourite subjects are English and History. 

What extracurricular activities do you do?

Debate Club.

Would you encourage other students to be boarders as well? Why?

I would encourage other students to be boarders as well, as I think it’s a learning journey worth experiencing. Boarding nurtures both introverts and extroverts. For all you social butterflies, boarding fills your restless spirits with activities and permissions for sleepovers. For all you reticent introverts, boarding fulfils and respects your needs for blissful solitude and weekly trips to the bookstore or video game store. 

Describe boarding school life using three words.

Nurturing, flexible, convivial.