Being a lifer at Mulgrave, the aspects of culture that most evidently synchronise with my personal philosophy are: (1) an emphasis on personal responsibility in the pursuit of personal best, (2) acting based on mature intellectual curiosity, creativity, and innovative thinking. And though the culture fostered by Mulgrave school is socially and inherently beneficial, these particular values evolve conscientiousness and openness to experience. Which, in the pursuit of a global perspective and hard-working frame of mind, builds success that can be practically applied in later years. More then this, the climate of personal betterness celebrates achievements in academic, artistic, athletic, and service pursuits, truly establishing a well-balanced community. And every day, the positivity embodied by those within our school strengthens my own personal growth and the ability to make long-lasting connections with my peers.