Tanzin Ara R.
Tanzin Ara (Nodi) R., Skyline Class of 2020

Nodi is studying Maths Methods, Specialist Maths, English, Physics, Physical Education at Brunswick Secondary College.

Nodi came to Skyline to enable financial support for her education. She has overcome many challenges as a consequence of her migrant background and with English as a second language and she has really enjoyed the people and the company of like-minded people that create a sense of belonging.

The Skyline opportunity has given financial stability and security which has led to possibilities to explore new options and try new things, rather than always needing to default to the cheapest option available, Skyline has motivated Nodi to do well at school.

To her, Skyline means “family”, she describes the important role it has in empowering her to overcome her ongoing battle with mental health, barriers to access proper learning resources, difficulties dealing with competitiveness, and negativity; and a struggle having to work in a busy job outside of school to save up for the future.

Her hobbies are maths, fitness, music, drama/theatre and technology and she is most proud of getting into the Institute of Enquiring Minds, McWhirter’s Conference and Skyline.

This year she wants to achieve a good ATAR and emotional stability, she is inspired by Annie Harper at Skyline and motivated by the great company she is surrounded by at Skyline.

Nodi aspires to be able to do what she loves and love what she does, that way she will never “work” a day in her life!