VANESSA LI
CLASS OF 2017

 

"For me, the most memorable part of Queenwood is the classroom; I love the way discussion and debate arise every lesson."

 
Vanessa is a recent Higher School Certificate graduate. She achieved an ATAR of 99.90 in 2017 and placed third in the state for Latin Continuers. 

For me, the most enjoyable part of Queenwood is the classroom; I love the way discussion and debate arise every lesson.

The teachers take time to contextualise the syllabus, showing its relevance to the outside world. Even in a classical subject, like Latin, we find ourselves discussing the similarities between Roman rhetoric and that of contemporary political leaders.

I am a Social Justice Prefect and I appreciate that there is a commitment to contribution in everything we do. A highlight this year for me involved interacting with the audience and playing the piano with the Queenwood Stage Band at Mosman Community Centre. Another was watching students band together for the Girls for Girls Project, an initiative supporting young Indigenous mothers and their babies at Macleay Vocational College, Kempsey.