Tony’s Story

Dedication to learning and a willingness to help others has seen Tony gain the fantastic career opportunity he deserves.

Tony is from Burma and came to North Lake first to attend the IEC In 2016 he was awarded a Rotary Club of Booragoon Endeavour Scholarship. “When I first came to North Lake I couldn’t speak and write that much in English. But I have improved my English very fast – not because of I’m good at it, but because of my teachers helping me so much.

“I feel like North Lake is my home and it is also the best school I’ve ever studied at. I think it’s the best school for someone speaking English as their second language. In my mind, North Lake is an international school because everyone’s come from different countries and cultures. We are all treated equal by teachers, there is no fight between religions, cultures and genders at North Lake. I hope North Lake will give a lots of opportunity to many young students in the future.”

Through Industrial Studies Year 12, Tony has gained the opportunity he deserves. Highly regarded by staff and students for his brilliant practical work and willingness to help others, Tony has been offered a metal fabrication apprenticeship at Kounis Metal Industries in Booragoon.

Tony said getting the apprenticeship was a big thrill and a big surprise. “I was so excited. I was like what!! ‍I can’t believe that I got an apprenticeship at big company like Kounis. For me it is like going to a new world. I am now so excited to start to work.”

“I feel like North Lake is my home and it is also the best school I’ve ever studied at. I think North Lake is the best school for someone speaking English as their second language. In my mind North Lake is an international school because everyone’s come from different countries and cultures.

 

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