On the 1st September 2013, my journey at Saintfield High School officially begun. I can remember my stomach wrenching with nerves on the night before I started, as my mind raced with questions: Would I fit in? Would I cope with the subjects? Would I make friends?
However, which each day that passed I found myself growing in confidence. I firmly believe that I would not be the person I am today if it were not for the support and encouragement I have received during my time here. I have learned a lot whilst studying at Saintfield High School, but I have also become a happier and more confident person too.
Now I am in Year 12, I can look back on my time here with a sense of awe: it has been a series of incredible, exciting and deeply enriching experiences. I have made so many memories that I know I will cherish for the rest of my life. Way back in September 2013, I would never have dreamt that I would one day hold the honour of representing the school as Head Girl. I am incredibly grateful to the staff for helping me grow and for trusting me with such an important position.
Although I will be upset when I finally leave Saintfield High School later this year, I know that the teachers have done all they can to prepare me for the next stage of my life. I have been pushed hard to achieve my best in all my subjects, but also made to feel safe, confident and happy as I went about my studies over the last five years.
I am incredibly proud to say I am a student of Saintfield High School. I would like to wholeheartedly encourage all Primary 7 pupils reading this to consider making the same choice that I did. I know you won’t regret it – I certainly didn't! Eve Gilmore - 12ET
It seems like a lifetime ago that I was back in Primary Seven, trying to decide which post-primary school would be the best fit for me. I can remember feeling nervous and anxious on the night before I started Saintfield High School, but from my very first day it was clear that I shouldn’t have worried: this was definitely the right school for me.
From the second you walk through the gates on your first day, you will be made to feel so welcome. The warm, friendly atmosphere of the school doesn’t just last for that first day, first week or first month, but I can honestly say has lasted for the entirety of my time here.
In class we are pushed to achieve our very best, and our teachers work so hard to support us in whatever way they can. There is such a wide and interesting range of subjects on offer (History has always been my personal favourite!) and this choice only increases when you reach Senior School.
I was so proud early this year when Miss Hynds offered me the position of Head Boy. It was a great honour, and has given me the confidence to push on and achieve my best in my upcoming GCSE exams.
Even though my time at Saintfield High School is coming to an end, I know I will never forget my time here. I sincerely hope you choose to follow in my footsteps – this is a wonderful school, where you will be made to feel most welcome. Cameron McKnight - 12CH