Yulana performed really well in her scholarship entrance exam and was awarded an academic scholarship for two years.
She is relishing the broad range of subjects she can take at Huntley. She’s learning French and gets to try out subjects like woodwork and music. She says having specialist teachers for every subject is really good, especially science which she wasn’t able to do at her old school.
She is in the top streamed year 7 class with Miss McCullough.
“It’s great learning with other kids who are at your level and there are only 20 students in our class which means we get lots of one on one help.”
Because she’s living full time with her friends in boarding Yulana says she has more time to get ready in the mornings and she loves not having to get in the car to go to school.
“You don’t have to bring a packed lunch to school. My favourite lunch is the wedges – they are great because they have cheese, bacon and sour cream on them.”
For someone that was awarded an academic scholarship to attend Huntley, Yulana sure does play a lot of sport.
As soon as she arrived at Huntley this year she signed up for triathlon. She was stoked to represent Huntley at the New Zealand Schools Triathlon Championships in March and romped home in 7th place for the Under 12 girls.
In winter Yulana is one of the three girls who play in the Huntley 1st XI for hockey.
“My favourite thing about Huntley is the sport. Everybody plays a sport even if they have never played it before they came here.“