Justin joined us from Shanghai in China. He came to develop his English and experience studying in a different country. He enjoys studying in Oxford which he says is a great city of learning. He loves living in the boarding house and living with friends in the house. He enjoys the school trips such as the visit to Bath where he got to look around the city and explore the Roman Baths. In the future he would like to be a part of NASA and become a chemist where he can focus on the study of renewable energies.
Tima enjoys playing football and squash at d’Overbroeck’s. He was recommended d’Overbroeck’s by a friend and hopes to study A Levels in Maths, Further Maths, Economics and Physics in the Sixth Form.
“The teachers have a good way of presenting the material in class.”
Mind joined us from an international school in Thailand. She has always had a fascination with the UK and wanted to come to the England to improve her English and study in another country. Mind likes being based in Oxford where it is small enough to feel like home. She enjoys studying at d’Overbroeck’s because there are no barriers between teachers and students and it offers a friendly and open environment whereby students can be free to be themselves. She describes being at d’Overbroeck’s as “friendly!” She is particularly enjoying Biology at the school and hopes to go on to study at d’Overbroeck’s Sixth Form.
Uli enjoys the swimming activity and plays football in the school team. He enjoys the trips and the in-house Quiz Night.
Romeo enjoys languages and is studying French and German alongside his other GCSEs.
He plays Squash and enjoys dancing. He is an accomplished break-dancer having taken classes for 3 years and competed in competitions. He is part of the Dance Club here and performed a solo at the Winter Concert.
Daniil enjoys playing football and squash at d’Overbroeck’s. He plans to continue his studies at d’Overbroeck’s Sixth Form where he hopes to study A Levels in History, Politics, Sociology and Maths.
After d’Overbroeck’s, he hopes to study Law at a UK university.
Rosie found her time at the International Section invaluable because it meant she had specialist teaching and helped her adjust to the UK system in terms of the language of subjects, the content and how it was assessed. She says it was a very important preparation for her A levels. The International Section provided a friendly, welcoming environment where you could always ask questions if you needed to. Rosie then went on to study with us for Sixth Form and plans to study Biochemistry at university.
He loves living in the boarding house and living with Sixth Form students. He found d’Overbroeck’s to be a friendly environment that has allowed him to adapt to living in the UK. He has thoroughly enjoyed being Head Librarian and on the Student Council team. It has helped him develop leadership skills and he is proud to represent the school. Joe hopes to join d’Overbroeck’s Sixth Form.
Ivan has continued his weightlifting training whilst at d’Overbroeck’s and through a local club has taken part in competitions around the country.
Ivan also won a medal in the 50m freestyle at our 2017 swimming gala and gave fantastic vocal and guitar performances at the recent International Arts Festival.
Maggie loves taking part in extra-curricular trips and activities and tried out her German language skills on stallholders when the German market came to Oxford last Christmas.
Maggie loves dancing and has performed both solo and as a member of the school Dance Club. She is also learning Japanese from a Japanese class mate in her ‘spare time’!
Mika plays violin in the School Orchestra and is also in the Chess Club. After d’Overbroeck’s, she hopes to continue studying in the UK.
“In my last school we looked at the board all day. Here there’s more discussion which helps with learning.”