Melbourne Girls Grammar 2016 graduate Anisija Gillian started at the school on a scholarship in Year 7 and speaks highly of her schooling and the opportunities she was given.
“I was really involved in co-curricular activities and participated actively in sport and music,” Anisija said.
“The opportunity to be a part of activities that I loved outside of study, such as rowing, netball and playing the violin and viola, are what made my experience at school so great as I was able to explore different passions and make amazing friends from all year levels.
The school offered me many unique opportunities, from competing at rowing nationals to performing at chamber music eisteddfods, to travelling to the Northern Territory in Year 8 and learning about Australian history and indigenous culture.
“A proud moment was being appointed music vice-captain on the student executive council.
“There was a multitude of aspects of my education at MGGS that made it so special that I am grateful for.
“My teachers were pivotal in helping me successfully navigate the VCE and taught me countless important lessons about work ethic and dedication. Their support and encouragement not only made it possible for me to do well at school and get into medicine at Monash University, but the values of working hard that they instilled in me will continue to help me thrive in the future.”
Academic achievements aside, Anisija said the best part of being an Old Grammarian was the lasting friendships she made at school.
“I keep in touch with many of my friends from MGGS even though many of them go to different universities,” she said.
“We always make time to see each other and I play social netball with some girls from school, which makes it easy to catch up regularly.”
In addition to her schooling scholarship, Anisija was awarded the Melbourne Girls Grammar Gilman Jones Scholarship at the completion of her VCE to support her university studies.
The independent girls’ school is on the edge of the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Yarra River.
Applications are currently being accepted for academic, boarding and music scholarships for girls entering Years 5, 7 and 9 in 2019.