Kia orana Everyone!
My name is Rachel Ogbuze. I am a Nigerian Cook Islander. I was born in New Zealand and raised in Australia and Nigeria. Over the past years I’ve been through many schools in all three of those countries and now I’ve ended up in Roskill.
My hobbies include sketching. I really enjoy sketching. I sketch pretty much anything I can even if it doesn’t turn out. I love travelling and experiencing different places and cultures. I also really like dancing whether it’s teaching something serious or just vibing by myself. I enjoy spending hours watching Netflix and Anime followed by reading multiple manga/manhwas. I love hanging out with my family and friends to eat or just take really long walks or drives.
I’ve been in Mount Roskill Grammar since 2018 and they have been some of the best years I’ve ever had. With memories made with not only students but also teachers that I’ll value and cherish forever. I’ve had the honour to take up many roles that have helped me grow as a person. I was lucky to lead the African Polyfest group, be a part of a body positivity group called Body Image Leaders, become an International ambassador guiding students from overseas through their time in Roskill, help the community through Pasifika Young Leaders and even being elected as one of the Ngata House captains for 2020 and so much more.
I really love the diversity in Roskill, and how Roskill is respectful of all cultures and beliefs. We learn to interact with others and try to understand each other’s point of views respectfully. This is what I think brings us closer and builds us up as a school/community.
When I leave Roskill I wish to pursue a career path in Architecture at UoA.
There may be more frequent lockdowns during the year and through it, our vision is to stand together as a community to keep each other safe and strong and to continue doing the necessary steps the government has given us to follow, so we can all stay safe and make it through this tough period together. So look after yourselves and enjoy this year the best you can.
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