Hi. My name is Celine, I am 16 years old and I am from Germany. I live in a small town called Rheda-Wiedenbrück.
I am at Underdale for six weeks. That is the time of my summer holidays. And it may sound crazy, but I really like going to school.
The teachers are very friendly and they help you every time you have some questions. Generally, the teachers are much more relaxed than in Germany. They do not take everything too serious and they like doing their job.
The students are very well, too. They come to you and speak with you. They are all friendly and help you all the time. They made it very easy to settle in so that I felt well after just one week.
School in Australia is really different to school in Germany. School starts later and is finished earlier in Australia. And the breaks are longer.
Furthermore, the subjects are much better. In Germany, I have ten (!) subjects in year 11, among them two foreign languages, physics, mathematics, geography, history and much more. Everything is more difficult and we have much homework to do after school.
The only thing I have to regret is that I cannot play soccer anymore. Actually, that is the reason why I am at Underdale but I injured my knee during the first lesson. But there are so many other things that I like so that is okay.
I really enjoy my time at Underdale and I am sad that I am just here for six weeks. However it is a great time I will never forget.
Celine Meier