That’s how it was for Bridget Bone – enrolled the day she was born, and entertained throughout her childhood with many a tale of Nga Tawa.
Bridget is a girl who likes to have a go at everything. “I’m quite competitive,” she says. “When I decide to do something, I give it my best.”
At Nga Tawa, she has had a go at most sports. First it was rowing – after being inspired by the Evers Swindell sisters – then tennis, badminton, and netball. A year ago, she took up hockey and was quickly promoted to the 2nd X1. But it’s triathlon where she really shines, as a member of the school team achieving some impressive results at competitions.
Bridget is also a Big Sister, charged with looking after a Year 9 new girl and helping them settle in to boarding school life.
“I remember so well what it was like having someone look out for me when I first came here. I’ve gained so much from Nga Tawa and now I want to do the same for someone else.”
“I love boarding so much. Sometimes I feel I don’t want to go home!”
(Yes, she actually said that.)
“Just like squeezing an orange, I want to be able to say I squeezed every last opportunity out of Nga Tawa!”