Hello, my name is Liu Zuyu, I am from Hebei, China. I graduated from Repton International School in Malaysia in 2021 and now I am studying at an art university in Singapore. I am very honoured and excited to be asked by my alma mater to write an article for "Reptonian Feature".
First of all, I would like to thank my alma mater for raising me, my dedicated teachers who are also teachers and friends with my students, and my lovely and motivated students. I vaguely remember that when I first arrived on campus I was not very good in all aspects, but it was my classmates, my parents, my teachers and my alma mater who helped and encouraged me to start improving more and more.
Whenever we talk about leaving, the subject always seems to be a poignant one. I fondly remember every blade of grass, its buildings, its flowers, the sound of its books and its wide playground. I feel deeply proud to have been a student of it. Every corner of it has left my footprints. The playground, the grass is not so soft, but it was a paradise for me and my friends, and the dormitory building, moreover, brought warmth to my home.
In conclusion, I would like to say something to the undergraduates.
Last year I sat on the stage in my school uniform just like you, full of youthful restlessness and anticipation for the future. I want to tell you, from the bottom of my heart, that persistence is the best quality. Persistence makes you good in order to be young and have no regrets. I didn't get into the top colleges, and I didn't come out on top in my exams, but I did my best and got the results I wanted, and that was a moment I will always treasure. In addition, I hope that students will be good at expressing themselves, whether it is to showcase themselves outside or to express their love to their families, every opportunity should be cherished and fought for, after constant exercise, they will become more confident and being good at expressing themselves will be a great advantage in their future academic life.
Repton International School Alumni
Hello! Warmest greetings from me, Yifan, as a Reptonian, who just graduated from Repton International School Malaysia in June 2021. First of all, let me introduce myself in detail to let you know me better. My full name is Chen Yifan. But in Repton, most of my friends, classmates and teachers usually called me by the name ‘Alice’ because the English name would be easier for them to pronounce correctly! I am a 17 years old girl who was born in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. I am the only child in my family, so my parents always wanted me to receive a high standard of education. Hence, I think that might be one of the reasons why my parents let me study abroad at Repton International School Malaysia.
There are so many things I like to do during my spare time such as playing different instruments, painting, singing and reading books. Because of these hobbies, most of the IGCSE subjects I selected during my time studying in Repton were related to arts and music, which I think is really helpful for me to plan my career in the future. Studying at Repton also shaped me into a capable person. I used to be the student representative in Repton. Also, during the IGCSE exam in June, I scored A*and A for 5 out of 7 subjects and scored B for the other 2 subjects. Although I am not the best student , with the help of my dear teachers in Repton, I could always see my improvements and really become a better me during the time spent in Repton!
There are so many memorable and unforgettable moments during my 3 years with my friends and teachers in Repton as well. Such as having classes with Ms. Dominique and Ms. Nadine during weekends, playing music with Mr. Mon, playing badminton with my best friends in the gym, to name a few. However, the most impressive and significant moment for me was always when our Chemistry teacher, Ms Leballo, bought cakes to encourage and wish us to get good results in the exam and celebrated the end of our IGCSE journey. I still remember her speech that day which really had a huge impact in my life! Therefore, I would say, all the experiences and memories in Repton are the most precious things I will never forget!
Finally, I would also like to give some tips and advice for my juniors in Repton, especially for those who are preparing for the IGCSE exam next year! Please cherish your time with your classmates, friends and teachers in secondary school because you cannot imagine how fast three years pass. You all are now at the age where you should study hard. Thus, please be hardworking and do your best to achieve excellence! Most of the teachers in Repton will always provide the best assistance to make you better! When you feel tired and depressed because of the stresses from study, do not hesitate to seek help from the school, as I am pretty sure Repton will hear your voice and will not disappoint you. Good luck to all the Reptonians for your future! I will always look forward to seeing more outstanding people from Repton International School Malaysia.
Repton International School Alumni