Starting Year 7 can sometimes be an anxious time for students as they move into a new phase of their schooling. To help address any concerns upcoming students may have (such as receiving mountains of homework and no longer having time to play sports), we’ve asked some of our current Year 7 students to share their experiences and review the past year.
Joining ACG Strathallan at the start of 2019, Eva Talyancich was initially a little apprehensive about entering Year 7. As a new student she explains the challenges she faced, the successes she achieved, and how much she enjoyed her time as a member of the Year 7 cohort.
What were your main concerns when you started the school year?
I was nervous about meeting new people and being behind with my learning. Coming from a small country school, it felt like a much bigger place at orientation. The transition turned out to be a breeze! I’ve met amazing friends and my teachers are so helpful.
What were the highlights you will take away from Year 7?
I loved going to camp, because I got to get really close with my friends. Also, I was able to push myself and get out of my comfort zone which I think really helped me throughout the school year.
What are your favourite subjects and why?
My favourite subjects are Music and English. Music because I have loved instruments my whole life. Coming to Strathallan I had the opportunity to learn instruments that I never had the chance to learn before, which is why I think it’s so exciting for me. English because I love writing so much. Being able to write whatever I want and make the reader feel like they’re experiencing what I came up with gives me so much joy.
Are you involved in any sports or extracurricular activities?
I do running club. I love running club so much because everyone that goes there is so nice, and they make something not so fun like running so easy, and the people there are just super fun.
What are you most looking forward to in Year 8?
I’m looking forward to exploring my favourite subjects even more and having more experiences and opportunities to do the stuff I love and enjoy. Also, I’m looking forward to spending lots of time with my friends.