Describe yourself in three words.
Sociable, Cooperative and Perceptive
What are your favourite subjects and why?
English Literature, I love reading and analyzing texts. I find it interesting how different people interpret a story, and it gives me a better perspective of the world.
What kinds of extracurricular activities do you do and why?
I’m on the volleyball team because I enjoy the thrill and competitiveness between me and my teammates. I also participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Programme where I can gain more skills and experience.
What opportunities has your school given you that you would not have had otherwise?
My school has given me the opportunity to participate in a globally known programme known as the Duke of Edinburgh Award, where I can learn new skills, sports and do community service. Moreover, I participated in the ‘ISP online Buddy Exchange Programme’ last year where I was able to communicate with students around the world and discuss matters such as the pandemic and how our countries were dealing with it. Furthermore, my school has allowed me to express myself artistically by pushing students to perform during events, such as awards day and school celebrations.
If you could change one thing about being a student at your school, what would it be?
If I could change an aspect of my school, it would be the learning environment. A learning environment where students are willing and able to effectively express their thoughts, beliefs, and perspectives without fear of judgment. To achieve this, I wish they would encourage students to do more projects and exhibitions where students learn to be more comfortable speaking publicly and gain confidence.
Describe your school in three words.
Safe, Supportive and Inclusive.
Tell us about your online learning experience. Did you face any challenges?
At first, it was a challenge for me to focus and understand the topics taught online, especially as my internet kept disconnecting me from my classes, but as weeks went by, I become more comfortable and it became a routine. I learned how to manage my time better and became more efficient in my studying.
What do you hope to do when you finish school?
I hope that all my hard work now will pay off and get me into the university of my choice. I intend to take up new skills such as learning a new language to fill my time before I continue my studies.
What lessons did you learn in 2020?
In 2020 I learned that nothing is guaranteed. The pandemic has challenged me. I had lost most of my motivation and started to procrastinate in my work, but after looking at how it challenged my family and me emotionally and financially, I realized how crucial it was for me to make the most of my time as I was always at home. This pandemic has taught me to always be ready to face challenges down the road and to always keep in mind the goal I set for myself and as long as I am determined to put in the hard work, everything will work out eventually.