Student Achiever - Nicola Moyle

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At Open Access College, we acknowledge and celebrate the dedication of our students.

Each year we publish the “Student Achievers” booklet, featuring the stories of some of our high-achieving students, who come from a variety of circumstances.

The current booklet contains the accounts of nine successful students in 2017, and can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Here is Nicola's story...

My name is Nicola

I’m 17 years old and, for the most part, I live in the northern suburbs of Adelaide with my mum, step dad, brother and step sister. On the weekends I head to my dad’s house in the small town of Kadina, where he lives with my step mum and baby sister.

In my spare time you can usually find me with my friends, road-tripping in my little yellow Hyundai, listening to music and adventuring outdoors.

My experience at OAC

I started my journey with OAC at the beginning of year 10 in 2016, after a long struggle with anxiety and attending mainstream school. Learning with OAC has been such an amazing experience for me. It has helped me to become more independent, confident and organised.

The flexibility that the school provides lets me work part-time, study full-time and also have a lot of free time to see my friends who attend mainstream school. I’ve become really involved with the school through Student Leaders, which is something I’d always wanted to do, but
lacked the confidence.

I have achieved so much academically and gained self-confidence, and I’m very proud of where I am today. The teachers at Open Access are all so supportive, understanding and motivated to help every single student achieve their goals. This is really refreshing and something I have appreciated during the last few years.

And now

I am beginning my Stage 2 studies with the goal of achieving my SACE and also a high ATAR. Although I’m not completely set on what I want to do after I complete Stage 2, I have the goal of going to university to possibly study Business Marketing.

I am so grateful for all the opportunities that OAC has provided me, and for making me love learning again. I never thought I’d say it, but I will really miss school when my time ends, because my experience was so good.

To download the full booklet, please see the downloads section at the bottom of this page. You can also request a printed version be sent to you, please email

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Last updated: 12 November 2018