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Tom Grislain

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My arrival at ISWA is an experience that I reflect on with great relief. It was one of my smoothest integrations into a school. I had a normal nervosity of starting a new school but was met with a warm and friendly approach by classmates and teachers. I believe that what sets a difference between different schools and ISWA is the internationally mindedness of the students. It brings a sense of maturity and a flavor of multiculturalism that is rare in other previous schools. Open people and now an open mind to what this school could offer me is what facilitated my transition into this school.

To my surprise, on the first day I was already included in the group. People started sharing their names with me and it grew into stories. It helped me relax and gain more confidence to start contributing to conversations too. In less than a week, I had made myself a nice niche.

The teachers and education system also held a higher standard than my previous schools. Although it was hard to adjust and adapt to a different method of schooling, it encouraged me to concentrate more and work harder to achieve my goals. I believe the international system helped me to develop a more organized approach to learning and an approach that focused on the bigger picture.

The confidence I grew in this environment encouraged me to help others to transition into this school as smoothly as my process. I wanted to become the person that id wished to meet if I was a new kid, In other words, the friends that I have made at ISWA.

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We wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land we are on, the Whadjuk (Perth region) people and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. We acknowledge, respect and seek to learn from their wisdom, continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region. ‚Äč

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