Introducing the International side of Golden Secondary School

Here are some of the stories of students who have come to Golden to study abroad.

PAULINE

(Germany)

I am Pauline from Bruckmuehl, a small town in Bavaria, Germany.  I am staying here in Golden for five months and I am a Grade 10 student at Golden Secondary School.  My favourite subjects in Germany are English, Italian, and Art.  I came to Canada because I want to improve my English and I want to learn about the different culture here.   I thought Golden would be great for this.  I have already been able to meet so many friendly, nice Canadians.

BENITA

(Germany)

My name is Benita.  I am from a small town in Germany.  I am a Grade 11 student at Golden Secondary School.  My favourite subjects are Biology and languages like English, French, and Spanish.  I wanted to come to Golden because I liked the subjects that are offered at the school (like Equine Studies).  I am looking forward to skiing and snowboarding as much as possible.

FERNANDA

(Mexico)

My name is Fernanda.  I am from Leon, Mexico.  I am a Grade 8 student at Golden Secondary School.  My favourite subject is Spanish.  I want to learn English because in my future I want to live in the United States.  Golden is beautiful and fun.  Thank you for welcoming me into your community.

MARIA (Germany)

Hey, my name is Maria and I am from a very small town (much smaller than Golden) in Germany.  I am in Grade 10 at Golden Secondary School and my favourite subjects are Art and English.  I decided to come to Golden because it is a nice, small town.  I’m looking forward to the winter so I can go snowboarding!  I also like drawing and sushi and my favourite band is the Foo Fighters.

JOHNNY (Taiwan)

Hi! I am Johnny. I am from Taiwan. I like Math, Science and History. They are my favorite subjects at GSS. I came to Golden because no one speaks Mandarin here. I’m looking forward to improving my English and graduating from GSS. I want to go to the University of Alberta next year.

MAX R. (Germany)

My name is Max.  I am from the capital of Germany, Berlin.  I am a Grade 11 student at Golden Secondary School.  My favourite subjects are Math and Physical Education.  I want to improve my fluency in English and my snowboarding skills.  I came to Golden because it is a small town and I get to snowboard a lot.  Thank you for welcoming me to your community.

FABRICIO

(Mexico)

My name is Fabricio.  I am from Mexico.  I am in Grade 8.  My favourite subjects are Physical Education and Geography.  I want to learn English and make friends.  I came to Golden because it is small and I get to speak English.  I am very excited to go to the ski hill.

MARKUS

(Germany)

My name is Markus.  I’m from Munich, Germany.  I’m a Grade 12 student at Golden Secondary School.  My favourite subjects are math and Physical Education.  I came to Canada because the landscape is so wonderful.  I love the mountains and I would like to speak English perfectly.  I hope I can ski a lot and make many friends.  I am happy to be in this wonderful country.

YANNIK

(Germany)

My name is Yannick.  I’m from a small town in the south of Germany.  I’m a Grade 11 student at Golden Secondary School.  My favourite subject is Outdoor Education.  I want to learn as much English as possible because I hope for better marks in Germany.  I chose to come to Golden because it is a small, there is wonderful landscape, and you can do lots of activities.

SAYAKA (Japan)

My name is Sayaka.  I’m from Japan.  I’m a Grade 11 student at Golden Secondary School.  My favourite subjects are PE and Math.  I chose to come to Golden because there are many trees and it is friendly.  I’m looking forward to skiing and I want to speak English more.

MALTE (Germany)

My name is Malte and I’m from a small town in Germany.  I’m a Grade 11 student at Golden Secondary School.  My favourite courses are English and Outdoor Education.  I wanted to come to Golden because of the beautiful environment and the awesome Kicking Horse Mountain.  I am looking forward to becoming part of the community.

RENE (Guatemala)

Hi. My name is Rene and I am from Guatemala. My favourite subject is gym. I came to Golden to meet new people, speak English and go snowboarding.

KYLIAN

(Germany)

My name is Kylian.  I come from Hamburg in north Germany.  I am a Grade 10 student.  My favourite subjects are Physics and Physical Education.  This year, I want to improve my English and ski as much as I can.  I think Golden is a very beautiful town where I can have a great experience.

SARLOTA

(Czech Republic)

My name is Sarlota!  I live near Prague in the Czech Republic.  I am in Grade 12 at GSS.  My favourite subjects are English, Biology, and Psychology.  I didn’t choose this place; I originally wanted to go to Ottawa.  But now I am really happy I’m here.  The ski hills are amazing!  That is what I am excited about.  Also, to make as many friends as possible.  I am looking forward to meeting you!

GREGOR

(Germany)

My name is Greg.  I am from Berlin which is the capital of Germany.  I’m in Grade 9 and my favourite subjects are Physics and Math.  I’ve chosen Golden because of the big and famous ski resort.  I also hope I can do heli-skiing one time.  I hope it will be a great winter with lots of snow but not too cold.  I would like to be better at English, skiing, and snowboarding during my five months in Canada.  I think this will be a great time here in Golden.  Thank you for welcoming me here.

MARIA

(Guatemala)

Hi. My name is Maria and I am from Guatemala. My favourite subject is textiles. I came to Golden to improve my English. I can’t wait to go skiing and play in the snow. A few days ago, I saw snow falling for the first time!

MARC (Germany)

My name is Marc.  I’m a student at Golden Secondary School in Grade 11.  My favourite subjects are Math, Natural Sciences, and Physical Education.  I chose Golden because I like small, natural places, to learn English, and to go snowboarding.  I hope that I have a nice time in Golden.

SERGIO (Spain)

My name is Sergio and I’m from Spain.  I live in a small town really close to the beach in the northeast of Spain.  I’m in Grade 12 and I love subjects related to nature and life like Biology.  I chose to come to Golden because I’ve heard that you cannot be bored here, that there is always stuff to do.  I’m looking forward to getting involved with the community and meeting lots of new people.   Thank you to the school, the Golden community, and my host family for giving me the chance to enjoy this great experience!

RUBEN (Germany)

My name is Ruben.  I am from Rostock in Germany.  I am a Grade 11 student at the secondary school in Golden.  My favourite subject is Math.  In this 10 months I would like to learn as much English as possible.  I want to study medicine and work as a doctor or paramedic.  I am in Golden because I like the mountains and love climbing.  Thank you for welcoming me to your country.

MARLENE

(Germany)

My name is Marlena.  I am from Germany and I’m 17 years old.  I am interested in having many different experiences here in Golden.  My favourite subject is PE.  I chose to come to Golden because it is not such a big city and you can better connect with the Canadians.  Also, I picked Golden because of the wonderful ski hills and the amazing nature.  I hope that I can ski and snowboard a lot.

NATSUKI (Japan)

Hi! My name is Natsuki. I am from Japan. My favourite subject is art. I came to Golden because I heard many good things about it. I also heard good stuff about GSS and the teachers. I am looking forward to graduating this year. I also look forward to playing volleyball and going on volleyball tournaments with my school team.

MAX C. (Germany)

My name is Max.  I am from Germany.  I am a Grade 11 student at Golden Secondary School.  My favourite subjects are Physics and PE.  I chose Golden because I love the mountains and all the activities around this area.  I am looking forward to skiing and snowmobiling. My plans this year are to learn the English language and get to know a new culture with its people.  I am really happy to be here.  See you!

KONSTANTIN (Germany)

My name is Konstantin.  I come from Berlin in Germany.  I am a Grade 11 student at GSS.  I really love the subjects of sports and French.  I chose Golden because of the great ski hills and the French Immersion program at GSS.  I hope to get to snowboard a lot and to perfect my English.