Rebecca  -  Year 9

During my time at Kilbreda I have made many friends, learnt a lot, had tons of great experiences and been given stacks of homework. As well as homework, Kilbreda has given me many different opportunities and has allowed me to take part in many extra-curricular activities, such as:

  •  Sport - tennis, cross country, athletics, Duke of Edinburgh and so much more
  •  Music - training band, junior band and symphonic band, choir, clarinet and piano. Through joining the choir and bands I had the chance to perform at Mentone RSL on Anzac Day, the school fete at OLA and at many other functions
  •  Academics - Alliance Française Poetry Competition, Language Perfect Championships, Big Science competition, Maths competition, Maths Enhancement program, Write-a-Book-in-a-Day and Humanities Enhancement program
  •  Leadership - Class captain, High Resolves Leadership Program and Tech Angel where we help with technology problems

Three of my favourite things were doing the Duke of Edinburgh Award, participating in a jazz festival in South Australia and meeting astronaut Charles Duke, the tenth man to walk on the moon.

Meeting Charles Duke was a great privilege. To meet him, you had to design an experiment that you would perform if you went to the moon. The aim of my experiment was to see if a bullet, fired straight up, would escape the moon's gravitational pull and fly off into space. Meeting Charles Duke was so exciting. He told us about his journey and we explained our experiments to him.

Another thing I loved was the band competition in South Australia. We improved our playing, listened to fantastic music and met new people. With all the fun we had, there was a lot of practice as well. Even when we didn’t have our instruments we practised by singing our parts.

My years at Kilbreda have been an eventful and rewarding. I can’t wait to see what the rest of my years here have in store for me.


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