Student Achievers - Kayla Sanchez

Kayla Sanchez


I’m eighteen years old and currently living with my family in the southern suburbs of Adelaide. I recently graduated year 12 at Southern Vales Christian College.

A few ways I love to spend my time include reading, learning new languages and gardening.


What prompted me to join OAC was my growing interest in Japanese Studies – a subject which was unavailable at my own school.

With tremendous convenience and flexibility, OAC enabled me to pursue my interests in this topic and commence Japanese alongside my other studies at Southern Vales, in the latter half of 2014.

I continued with Japanese Studies all throughout my secondary education and had the immense pleasure of being taught by a wonderful teacher whose lessons were consistently engaging and accommodating.

I was making much better progress with Open Access College than the year or so that I tackled Japanese on my own.

When it came to year 12, I found the ability to adapt OAC around studies at Southern Vales particularly useful.

This malleability, I believe, is largely responsible for my success during my senior year.


Achieving an ATAR of 98.80, I am now moving on to completing a Bachelor of Arts for High Achievers at Flinders University where I will study English, French and Applied Linguistics.

I am still unsure where this will take me but I am looking forward to the opportunities it may bring.

If it hadn’t been for OAC, I would have never been able to follow my passion for foreign languages and, quite likely, become the person I am today.

Last updated: 06 August 2020