Life in Middle School: A new home and a new school in the Cayman Islands

22 October 2019


By Molly Robson

A year ago, I was just another kid in the Canadian public school system — one out of more than 100,000 in my city, all of us learning the same things, at the same time. I was just another name, another face. I had a couple of friends and got good grades.

Suddenly, my life changed dramatically when my parents sat me down and explained that we were moving to the Cayman Islands. Had we not moved, I probably would have stayed in Canada, going to high school and possibly college right in the province. But that didn’t happen.

Now I go to Cayman International School, where I’m recognised, I have a group of friends that I love and I am challenged more than I ever was back home.

I came to Cayman International School about halfway through the last school year and let me tell you, it was hard. But I now have a better chance of getting into a great college because of the International Baccalaureate programme I’ll take in high school.

Moving to a new country and a new school can be difficult for someone my age. But the move here was made easier because of the incredible Cayman International School teachers who supported me, as they do so many other students.

My move to the Cayman Islands has also been an adventure; I’ve met new people and gained another place to call home.

To other students who may have just moved to the island and are nervous about starting the school year, I can tell you from experience that it gets better. It really does.

Molly Robson is a Grade 8 student at Cayman International School.

This article originally appeared in the October 2019 print edition of Camana Bay Times with the headline “A new home and a new school’”.