My Journey

Elise Mackay

Commenced her journey in 2010 / Year 7

Has learnt French, German and Chinese (Mandarin) / To unwind she plays indoor cricket and netball in the GSV competition… also a member of the Saturday Netball Club / Has played the saxophone and piano since Year 7 / Has been on 5 year level camps and 6 music camps / Favourite camp was Year 7 as her closest friendships were formed there / Has enjoyed competitive ‘arguing’ for the past 6 years when representing the School in debating competitions / Has been involved in 4 School Productions: played a main character in Alice in Wonderland, formed part of the chorus in Cinderella, managed the back of house in The Love of Three Oranges and was based in the orchestra pit on the saxophone in Guys and Dolls / Experienced zero gravity at NASA whilst on the inaugural USA Science – History Tour in 2013 / Immersed herself in the Chinese culture and studied at our sister school in Shanghai whilst on the Chinese Study Tour in 2012 / Elected House Music Captain in 2014 and House Captain in 2015 / For the past 2 years has worked with younger students as a Mentor Leader / Has been a member of 9 instrumental and choral groups / Has packed birthing kits for women in developing countries and not eaten for almost 2 days as part of the 40 Hour Famine / Rallied for the environment as a member of our Froggies Group

My Dream

I would love to see everybody in the world focussed on not advancing themselves, but advancing the people around them. Everyone has their own set of skills and talents and it’s about learning how we can use them in positive ways to service the community.

Last Words

Camberwell Girls has challenged me in many ways and that’s what I love about it. The support and encouragement has allowed me to push myself to learn more about my passions. A Camberwell Girls education is a privilege and as graduates, we need to remain humble and continue to educate ourselves and others so that we can move forward as a global community.

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