Isabelle has a busy life at Huntley. She plays the piano, sings in the school choir and she plays hockey in winter and cricket in summer.
Isabelle had a pretty good idea of what life at Huntley was like before she started in year 7 – she followed in the steps of her older sister, Honor and brother, Jack.
Even though her home is in New Plymouth, Isabelle says boarding is the best thing about Huntley.
“Waking up every morning with everyone around you and walking off to school together – it’s such a cool experience.”
Isabelle was awarded a cultural scholarship after auditioning in 2020. She says singing a song and playing a piece on the piano was a bit nerve-wracking. But nowadays you’ll find Isabelle frequently on the stage playing piano, dancing and in the school choir.
“I passed my Grade 1 exam this year. But what I really like is playing pop music and Mr Booth, my piano teacher, is really good and he’s taught me heaps of new chords.”
Isabelle has set her sights on playing for the Huntley Pink Caps 1st XI cricket team in 2022, but the competition is stiff.
“I think it’s good that there are more girls here now. It’s more competitive and we have to try really hard to get into teams.”