Our Brazilian exchange student, Flavia Paiva, is leaving us after a year at Rustenburg.
Flavia joined the Grade 11’s in January 2018 through the Rotary Youth Exchange programme. She stayed with a total of four different host families so she could experience a wide variety of South African lifestyles.
Flavia attended school like a normal student and her subjects included French, History and Physical Sciences. Her highlights of being here include visiting the Kruger National Park, Grahamstown Arts Festival and the beautiful friendships she formed.
Flavia says her English improved significantly while being here and that she even learnt a bit of Afrikaans. Flavia plans to return to South Africa in the hopes of being a diplomat. She will be missed greatly by girls and teachers alike.
Article by Rebecca Bysshe