Meet the Team – Kiara Wright

Meet Kiara, one of the fantastic Year 11 Boarders working at the Lighthouse. Kiara grew up on a farm 300 km out of Perth and started boarding at PLC in Year 8.

We asked her some questions to get to know her better…

Where do you come from? Tell us a bit about your family and where you call home.

I live on a farm in a small country town called Kojonup, which is about 300 km south-east of Perth. On the farm we have sheep, cattle and crops.

I grew up on the farm with my family – my Dad, Mum and two older sisters. I came to PLC and began boarding in 2016, when I was in Year 8.

I love going home to the farm whenever I get the chance, as I get to spend time with my family and friends, and help out around the farm where needed.

What are the best three things about boarding at PLC?

The three things I like most about boarding are…

  1. There are always so many different and exciting activities offered to us.
  2. You always get to be around your friends!
  3. You have the opportunity to develop and gain more independence from a younger age, which I think is great.

If you could invite three people to dinner, who would they be and why?

My top three dinner guests would be…

  1. Roger Federer – I love playing tennis, but I also think he would be a really interesting person off the court. He has won so many titles in his career, I’d love to know more about how he’s managed to stay at the top of the game for such a long time.
  2. I’d love to invite one of my great-grandparents, as I think it would be so interesting to hear about the history of my family, and other stories from their lives that I haven’t heard before. Some of my great-grandparents also went to war and I would love to hear about their experiences.
  3. Jessica Long – I’d love to hear her story. She’s a Paralympic swimmer who had both legs amputated when she was young, but still went on to be really successful in her chosen sport. She has won so many medals and holds a lot of records, and I find her to be really inspiring.

What’s your favourite way to relax and unwind?

While I’m in Perth, my favourite way to unwind after school or on the weekends is to spend time outside – playing sport with my friends or even just going for a walk is a great way to relax.

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