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Get To Know The Class of 2021: Anja Maree

Head of Day Scholar House 2021

What are your hopes for Stanford Lake College as you lead the school in the year ahead?

We have lost a lot of the Stanford spirit in the last year because of COVID and my goal for the school is to try and make the year as normal as possible, while still following safety protocols. The pupils in Grade 8 and 9 haven’t really been able to see the real Stanford and how much fun we usually have - I would love to be able to get back to what we used to do and get the school spirit up. It is our last year here as Matrics and it would be amazing to leave on a good note.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

I have a few accomplishments I’m very proud of. Being elected as the Head of Day Scholars and as the House Captain for Loomis has been an amazing experience for me and has taught me to have a lot of responsibility. Making the 1st team in netball for the last two years has been a big accomplishment as well for me. I have learned so much from Stanford’s coaches and the previous Stanfordian netball players.

Share a memorable moment during your time at Stanford Lake College…

My best experience I have had at Stanford has been the opportunity to go on exchange in America. I was there for two months and it was probably the best few weeks of my life. I travelled all the time, got to see how schools work overseas, try new subjects and meet other exchanges. It’s been two years and I’m still adjusting somehow. I remember when I came back, I didn’t want the experience to end, so I didn’t unpack my suitcases until a few weeks later.

What are your hobbies?

Sleeping, building puzzles and playing with my dogs.

If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?

My granny, Joyce, Will Smith, Greta Thunberg and Emma Watson.

What’s your favourite movie?

The Holiday. I think I watch it at least 3 times a month. Oops.

What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?

Coming to Stanford. I was so scared at first because I couldn’t really speak English and the thought of having all my subjects in English scared me to death. However, I have loved every second since I got here, and don’t regret coming here.

If you had to describe yourself as an animal, which one would it be?

Probably a dog, because I’m always loyal to the people around me and I love bringing people joy...and cuddles.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

I would love to have finished studying overseas and have a steady income so I can continue to travel around the world.

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