"Nga Tawa gave me opportunities to do things I never thought I’d be capable of, like the confidence and experience to go to London on my own to attend the London International Youth Science Forum. It’s crazy to think about!"
For Florentine, Nga Tawa opened doors for her that wouldn’t have been possible in Germany. In her final year at school she was a Peer Supporter, attended the Young Enterprise regional finals, travelled to London to attend the London International Youth Science Forum, and visited her classmate Elaine in Hong Kong. She rode Tevy, a school horse, and not only did she become a much more confident rider but she learned so much about looking after horses and their well-being. She even competed at a few horse shows. Florentine sat eight Year 13 exams including two New Zealand Scholarship exams. She loved being part of the tight-knit Nga Tawa community and will always cherish the friendships she made.