Bronte said that she has developed strong research and written skills at the School. “English Extension II, the major work completely transformed the way I think and the way I write. It gave me perspectives I never would have otherwise considered,” she said.
What did you enjoy most during your time at St Andrew’s Cathedral School?
I loved the sheer amount of activities that St Andrew’s Cathedral School allowed me to be involved in, and the strong school spririt or “SACS Spirit” that formed around those activities. From the fun School music competition, called SACS Factor, to the Make Off lolly stand competition, these were such fun, inclusive opportunities that built a nice community atmosphere.
What brought you to St Andrew’s Cathedral School?
I came in Year 4, as my parents wanted to provide me with the opportunity to be around people who are passionate about learning, and to grow in a city environment. You’re close to everything here, so you get a holistic view of the world.
What subject surprised you the most?
English Extension II, the major work completely transformed the way I think and the way I write. It gave me perspectives I never would have otherwise considered. As major works allow you to go into so much depth in subjects you’re interested in, it’s not only the topics that stay with you long after Year 12 has finished, but also the skills you develop in being able to research something so deeply.
“It’s not only the topics that stay with you long after Year 12 has finished, but also the skills you develop in being able to research something so deeply.”
How did you switch off in a year that can be so demanding?
I love to bake! I would put my phone and my laptop away, and start to experiment. I then would often bring my creations in to share with my friends. It was both a personal and a social undertaking.
What was a highlight of Year 12 for you?
Having been at the school for so long, and then being among the most senior students, Year 12 provided an opportunity to develop deeper relationships with teachers. You talk more casually and sincerely, and you have a bonding of sorts through shared experience that I really valued.
What’s next for you?
I would like to do a double degree in Arts and History, alongside an international exchange.