This is a script I wrote for one of my primary 6 students to introduce herself at her secondary school interviews. The main purpose of a self-introduction is to come off as memorable to interviewers amongst hundreds of interviewees while explaining who you are and why you are a good fit for the schools.
*Names have been changed to protect the student’s identity
Good morning/Good afternoon! My name is Katie Lam. I am 11 years old and I go to St. Stephens Girls’ College Primary Section in Stanley. There are three people in my family: my mother, my father, and I. My father is an engineer, and my mother is a housewife. My mother has ten siblings and we are all very close to each other in this enormous family! Because I am so energetic and cheerful, I am the mood-maker in the family!
I’ve always been easy-going and outspoken inside and outside of the classroom. I can’t count on both hands how many times my mom has asked me to “act like a lady”. When I was 6, she signed me up for ballet. Though I love all sports, and keep signing up for the inter-school track and field competition every year, I ended up loving ballet more than any other sports! I’m still dancing today. You’d be surprised at how graceful I can be!
I have also learned a range of skills from volunteering every week. While selling flags, I’ve learned to be warm and enthusiastic when approaching strangers. As a meal monitor at school, I’ve learned to be careful and efficient when handing out lunch boxes to my hungry classmates.
Besides PE, art and music are subjects I do especially well in! I have a good eye for details so I am great at noticing the different combinations of colors and patterns when drawing. I’ve played the flute for 6 years and the piano for 9. I even composed music for the Yamaha Junior Original Concert.
I aspire to be a designer in the future because I like coming up with creative solutions to problems. For example, I accidentally scratched my notebook cover with my nail. Right away, I made a few more scratches so it would look as if it was made by the cat on the cover! Another example is that I rolled up and wrapped a thick wad of paper in tape to replace the missing part that held the roll of tape in a tape dispenser. It worked great and is still sitting in the classroom now!
Finally, I enjoy reading mystery novels. I love a challenging puzzle, and it’s always interesting to read about the characters’ motivations—about why people do the things they do. Aside from novels, I love discussing the news with my family. We all have different perspectives so it’s a fun way to learn more about the current events in our world.
I believe I’m a good match for Belilios Public School because your school focuses on critical thinking and whole-person learning, and I have plenty of ideas to share in the classroom and in the community. I hope I’ll have the opportunity to learn from like-minded classmates and teachers at your school. Thank you very much for your time!