INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROFILE | By Sharon M
SM: When, why, and from where did you move to Nova Scotia, Canada?
KD: I was born in England but moved to Jamaica with my family three years ago. Then we shifted to Nova Scotia in August, 2015; we did so because my family and I love to travel. We enjoy experiencing the unique cultures and lifestyles that different countries have!
SM: How do you like it here so far?
KD: Nova Scotia is great! Overall, Canada is not that different from the United Kingdom. Though there is the difference of weather — Nova Scotia is way colder! — we are finding it quite easy to fit in and get used to the lifestyle here.
SM: What do you love most about Halifax?
KD: Halifax is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever visited. Even though I love everything, from the food to the people, if I had to pick my favourite thing about here it would be the amazing and breathtaking scenery Halifax has to offer.
SM: What is your opinion about Dartmouth High school?
KD: Dartmouth High is actually the third high school I’ve been to and so far it has been really awesome! The students here are friendly and the teachers seem easy to talk to. Back in my previous schools, I had to study 18 subjects throughout the whole year. There was a lot of academic burden. Plus, the school rules were stricter; no electronics in school, no eating allowed in classrooms and no off blocks. DHS allows more freedom which is a positive point from a student’s point of view. So, I really like this school!
SM: What do you love most about DHS?
KD: There is a lot to love about Dartmouth High but I especially love the fact that there are so many different types of clubs and activities you can take part in. I also like how there is a variety of cultures in this school. I’m a member of the Multicultural Club and it's amazing how there are students from all over the world.
Kaleah Dixon is a grade 11 student at Dartmouth High.