Ok I’m gonna give a really biased view about this cos I absolutely hated Mac.Rob LMAO, I went to 3 high schools and it was defintiely my most hated one. BUT out of the hoards of people I did meet a few of the most amazing people who are still my friends today, come rain hail or shine.
I didn’t really have a choice, my parents forced me to do the exam and was basically like do or die and I HAD to get in, according to them ahahah.
To be honest, I think I would have had a much more enjoyable experience at another school. But take into account, that I do hate going to school LOL. A lot of the teachers are really bad as it is a a public school and all our good teachers kept getting taken by the private schools.
I basically lived through private tutors in year 11 and 12 cos I couldn’t understand or keep up of with what any of the teachers were teaching and kept flunking SACS in ½ LOL.
And because it is super nerdy the pressure and competition is crazy. A lot of people would hide their own scores but like sneakily figure out everyone elses, and everyone has tutors and stuff etc.
I wasn’t necessarily smart, but I was always at the top of the class at my other schools, so to come to this school and always be at the bottom of my class, and being happy with getting 60/70% was a major flip for me.
Some people need the push, but it does get discouraging, especially if all your friends are ahead of you. I had a good group of friends in year 12 though, we were all around the same smartness level LOL and studied together which was really good. I often found that the really smart kids didn’t have time to help or weren’t all that willing.
Change of environment was hard, when I first got there in year 9, I remember I went home crying everyday for a while, I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHY LOL I just really didn’t like it, and then the whole crapola continued into year 10 LOl. Things got really good in year 11 when I was actually involved in school. I was part of formal committee and choir and band and stuff and it actually made me feel like I had somewhere to go. I also had a change of friendship group that year and befriended a bunch of really great girls so that helped.
In year 12 I tried getting involved in house and leadership and stuff cos I always wanted to be like that, but just kind of got smothered when I got to Mac.Rob. There’s just too many amazing talented smart people LOL (but that’s not to say you don’t get a lot of opportunities, you just have to be prepared and start early)
To be honest I kind of just felt like I very averagely and invisibly lived my 4 years at MacRob and it makes me sad that I didn’t necessarily ‘leave my mark’ but what can ya do, I’m just glad to get out of there haah.
Another thing was that it got really boring for me. I hadn’t stayed at a school longer for about 2 years so staying here for 4 years WAS SO MUCH STRUGGLE. I did change friendship groups like 3 times so I guess that kind of helped with the whole situation.
Also have to take into account that it’s a girls school. So it gets really catty and gossipy because girls get bored and it’ll be like ‘hey we gonna hate on her today cos she eats all our food’ or ‘the whole group is not talking to her because she said something to that guy at the party’ AINT NOBODY GOT TIME FOR DAT LOL.
But yeah, I think there’s a lot to consider before going to a school like this and while there may be a lot of nerdy people, nerdy doesn’t mean you ain’t a hella awesome person. Sure you meet a VERY wide variety of people in this school, but there are some real gems here.
And not everyone’s what you imagine as the stereotypical ‘nerd’, you’ve got girls who go partying all the time and never study and still top the class (urgh those people) and you’ve got people who don’t study and just don’t care at all SO YEAH.
But yes I do have a very biased opnion about Mac.Rob, so maybe get some more opinions haha ^^