Students at Melbourne Girls Grammar are bold, courageous and dynamic, ready to meet the future head on. They define their own path through the choices they make and the opportunities they embrace.
Daisy: Curiosity chaser
Daisy Graham, a Year 11 student at Melbourne Girls Grammar, chose to attend the School after a tour when she was 9 years old. On her tour, Daisy discovered the School’s Italian focus in Junior Years, the sporting options available to her and the opportunity to be a leader earlier in her schooling journey.
“At Melbourne Girls Grammar, I like that I’m able to contextualise my learning and pursue my passion for people and community.”
“Being a leader of Clarke House has allowed me to really connect with all the girls and create a really strongly bonded cohort. What makes a good leader is not bossing people around, it’s understanding the people you are leading,” said Daisy. As a leader, Daisy loves the sense of belonging and bringing people together. She understands the importance of listening to others and their ideas.
Sport is an outlet for Daisy, and running helps with her concentration and sets her up for the day, “The perfect school day for me, would be getting up early, walking up to school and then going for a run around The Tan.”
Daisy has competed nationally in lifesaving, and state level for athletics and rowing. She has represented the School in netball, cross country, triathlon, AFL and water polo. While she knows she takes on a lot in her schedule, Daisy considers every one of the things she commits to as of equal importance. For Daisy, being active grounds her. Through all her commitments, she has learned to take time to celebrate the wins and knows when to take time to reflect.
In looking at the world around her, Daisy has taken a keen interest in biology and chemistry largely due to her passion for diving. “I’ve always grown up loving the water, it’s a second home to me. Diving since I was 13 allowed me to develop this love for marine ecosystems, looking at the different types of fish and their colours and how they work, it’s so interesting,” said Daisy. She has always loved a holistic approach to her education, understanding the concept surrounding something and not just the surface level information.
“I’ve always grown up loving the water, it’s a second home to me. Diving since I was 13 allowed me to develop this love for marine ecosystems.”
Now in the Senior Years Program at Melbourne Girls Grammar, Daisy is able to structure her day to suit the way she likes to learn, and link her subjects to her passions with real-world examples. “At Melbourne Girls Grammar, I like that I’m able to contextualise my learning and pursue my passion for people and community,” said Daisy.
Daisy chose to take part in raising funds to go to Cambodia to participate in a half marathon, with the final amount being donated to support a girls’ school. This trip allowed Daisy to develop a more global mindset.
As a lover of learning, Daisy is eager to constantly develop and digest knowledge. “After school, I want to go and focus on something that allows me continuously learn and keep exploring new aspects of life, because I think that’s really important to keep the curiosity going and fuel my love of learning,”
Senior Years Handbook
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