“At the tender age of fourteen, my parents made the most courageous and emotional decision to allow me to study abroad. Canada boasts one of the highest world rankings in regards to safety and education. With the support of close family members and friends in Canada, we began to search for a suitable environment considerate of a young international student. Overall, J. Addison School exhibited the greatest opportunity to harbour growth and learning in a caring and centralized environment. J. Addison’s teachers readily became my nurturers and pillars of support. The staff members were passionate and every meticulous decision they made contributed a role in better developing my future, both in personality and educational advancement. Additionally, small classroom settings were optimal in facilitating individualized learning between teachers and students while also creating a close-knit bond through student interactions. My most memorable moments include being a part of Student Council as a junior representative, co-writing and pursuing the female lead role in the school’s first crafted play, reminiscing the sweet memories in creating the school yearbook and best of all, actively involving myself in meaningful community volunteer work. I truly appreciate how easily the staff engaged us in active participation wherever opportunities arose.
During my J. Addison experience, I learnt to venture out of my comfort zone and initiate steps towards self-development, community-development and social-development with my peers. The wonderful people I met at J. Addison School have genuinely become my brothers and sisters in this journey of studying and exploring in Canada.