My Journey / Janet Liu
Commenced her journey in 2011 / Year 7
Has learnt French and Chinese (Mandarin) / Janet has tried many sports in her time at Camberwell Girls including swimming, hockey, cricket, soccer and water polo and has participated in GSV Finals quite a few times / Has played the oboe since primary school and is an active member of the Concert Band, Symphonic Band and the School Orchestra / Also sings in the House Choir each year / Janet will be the 2016 School Music Captain / A lover of the great outdoors Janet has been on every year level camp / She says that the Year 10 Camp to the Grampians was by far the best, as it challenged her to step beyond her comfort zone both physically and emotionally / Travelled to the USA in Year 9 as part of the inaugural Science/History Study Tour where she participated in intense astronaut training at NASA / Reflecting on the strong friendships made on this trip, Janet describes them as the best souvenir she brought home / Was part of the initial iPad trial in Year 8 and says that she knew it was the beginning of something big / Janet has truly enjoyed being a part of this exciting transformation in education and says that the classroom is now a much more interesting place / Recipient of the Victorian Junior Tall Poppies Award for her passion and her ability to communicate the importance of science and mathematics in our society / Is a part of the Australian National University Chancellor’s Scholars Program.
A major goal of mine is to influence someone and to change their life. Maybe I’ll be a doctor or even an engineer, but what I am sure of is that I want to change someone’s life for the better. I want to help people and I want people to help each other. I hope that one day in the future people will live more humbly, generously and with more gratitude.
My experience at Camberwell Girls has been very humbling and allowed me to appreciate the things that I have. One of the best parts of my experience is the friends that I have made. They have stuck with me through thick and thin and have made me laugh like I have never laughed before. I am so grateful to have such amazing friends and I am extremely lucky to have come to a school like Camberwell Girls, where there is such a strong sense of community.