Boarding students Amber Anderson and Emily ‘Mimi’ McInerney, both from Margaret River, are flourishing as they take on leadership roles at Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School.
Head Girl and Head Boarder respectively, the pair are embracing every opportunity thrown their way by engaging in a wide variety of co-curricular activities in addition to their academic studies.
Amber has recently returned from a Nepalese adventure as part of the Round Square Programme offered at Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School.
Along with three other Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School students, Amber joined 46 students from across the globe to help rebuild parts of Nepal destroyed by an earthquake in 2015.
Amber said this is one of the many opportunities available at Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School which has helped develop her leadership skills.
“Being Head Girl, I like that younger peers know that I am an outlet for ideas and can help them when they are stuck.
“The School has a strong sense of community where everyone knows everyone, which I think is great,” Amber said.
Head Boarder Mimi is also heavily involved in the School community, playing three different sports and dancing.
Mimi attended a Round Square service trip to Cambodia in 2016 to volunteer with local organisations and learn about the country’s history and culture.
Mimi said the transition into boarding was difficult at first, but the sense of community at Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School made her feel like she was “part of a huge family.”
“I have made some really strong connections during my time at the School. The staff are so friendly and approachable, and I have made lifelong friendships,” Mimi said.
Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School offered Mimi the opportunity to attend the same school as her older brother and be closer to home instead of having to relocate to Perth.
Both Mimi and Amber are set to make a positive impact on the Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School community in their final year and are aspiring to attend university after graduating.