Tell us about a time when you've had to make a big decision.
When I chose triple science. I wasn’t always passionate about it, but at the time I had the idea for what I wanted to do, like bioengineering in the future. I had to take the harder sciences, and to do them well, you need to put a lot of effort in and have good time management. I had to push myself to get what I wanted, and to know I made the right choice.
How do you think you have changed and grown as a person at BSG since you joined?
I think I’ve become more involved in our community. Opportunities the school provides really pushed me, and teachers told me to be more active with music, sports, productions and leadership roles. They made me more mature and confident, and helped me grow as a person. I’ve had ups n downs, but I’ve learned to hope for the best and plan for the worst. You have to keep in mind that your life isn’t screwed, even if the worse comes, because you can always change it as long as you keep the motivation. Keep the passion and you’ll thrive in whatever you do.
Which teachers have made learning enjoyable and how?
Mr Noyek has taught me science since Year 7, and back then, I didn’t feel that I was on the right track as I didn’t really know how to effectively revise or study. He taught me a variety of revision techniques to use that aren’t boring, and we could choose what helped us the most or alternate between the different methods to make revision more enjoyable.
Mr Hallas during geography lessons, whilst keeping good focus on the syllabus, would also integrate the wider curriculum and teach us about world issues, letting us know real-life situations and applying the theories we learned from class.
What do you think makes BSG a special school?
BSG’s community is one of the best things about the school and how we interact. It’s helped me to develop emotionally, academically and socially. Different from other schools, we have more of an active, energetic vibe — everyone’s supportive and focused to reach targets and thrive, which motivates you.