That’s how it was for me – enrolled the day I was born, and entertained throughout my childhood with many a tale of Nga Tawa.
I'm a girl who likes to have a go at everything. I’m quite competitive. When I decide to do something, I give it my best.
At Nga Tawa, I had a go at most sports. First it was rowing – after being inspired by the Evers Swindell sisters – then tennis, badminton, and netball. In Year 12, I took up hockey and made the 2nd X1. But it’s triathlon where I found my niche, as a member of the school team achieving some impressive results at competitions.
I was Head Girl in my final year of school and joint Dux. I was awarded a $20,000 scholarship to Auckland University and a $35,000 scholarship to Otago University where I'm currently studying Health Science.
I remember what it was like having someone look out for me when I first started at Nga Tawa. I was thankful for the opportunity to do the same for our younger students.
I loved boarding so much. Sometimes I felt like I didn’t want to go home!
(Yes, she actually said that.)
Just like squeezing an orange, I'm able to say I squeezed every last opportunity out of Nga Tawa!