Marie Onyx Osias and Nadine Gloriani
(Year 12, 2014)
Being a student at St Norbert College has not only been incredible, but its been filled with many opportunities. As a multicultural Catholic school, students mingle with people from many different cultures on a daily basis. Interacting with people from various age groups and ethnicity helps us to grow, to be accepting and to treat everyone equally. As students we see the College values of tradition, innovation and community at work in every student.
The most significant thing we’ve learnt at St Norbert College is to have the courage to be ourselves. Wherever we are, whoever we are with and in whatever we do. We once saw a quote, “be you, because nowadays being different isn’t really different”.
This is something we held onto while at the St Norbert College and by following the philosophy, we were been able to host a number of College events and establish the Hip Hop program.
Caiden Vales de Menezes
(Year 11, 2014)
Life as a student at St Norbert College is a rewarding experience, as you are always challenged to achieve your optimum excellence, whilst having fun in a friendly school community.
At the College, I am known as the student with many badges, the student leader in the Student Representative Council and the boy who always altar serves at Masses. At the College, I have had the opportunity to showcase my talents and make a difference in the lives of many students.
Everyday there is always something to look forward to! Completing an ATAR pathway can be challenging, but at the same time a lot of fun. During the 2A Religion and Life lessons, we engage in insightful topics relating to the present world and how we are able to put into practice what we learn. An ATAR pathway has definitely been an interesting journey, as I am able to learn a lot about the world, my peers, teachers and myself.
At St Norbert College, I have been fortunate to be part of two College events/groups; KAIROS 16 and the Student Representative Council. In 2014, 27 Year 11s and I spent four days attending the KAIROS Retreat. As I can’t reveal the details of the retreat, I can only say it has brought us closer as a group and to our families. “Just let it Happen!”
Since 2010, I have had the privilege to be a member of the Student Representative Council (SRC). Holding the positions of SRC Junior Captain, Vice Captain and the SRC College Captain for 2015. I have been able to use my talents to make a difference within the College. As part of the SRC I have developed a lot of confidence, organisation and public speaking skills, which I will be able to use in the future.
Even though life as a student is difficult. At St Norbert College you have a lot of fun in whatever you do, as you are always guided to achieve excellence, whether it be through sport, academics, leadership, art, music, dance and drama.