Dennon McQueen-Foster

Dennon McQueen Foster | Achiever 2017

My Achieve2B Story

“…..AND NOW I AM THINKING ABOUT MY FUTURE”
Inaugural International Exchange Student – Melbourne, Australia.
1 Term in duration.

In Term 2 2017 Dennon was Achieve 2B’s first ever International Exchange student.  Dennon left his family of 6 siblings in Whangarei to experience life as an only child in Melbourne Australia.  Dennon went to Fairhills High School where he took an array of new subjects that challenged him.  During his exchange, Dennon volunteered for the Interchange Community supporting young people with disabilities to access community and social activities.

Dennon advised that from this exchange he is now thinking of his future.  He is now considering careers and activities he never thought possible.


  • Northern Advocate Article Achieve 2B Jan 2017

    The Northern Advocate |  10:30 AM Monday Jan 16, 2017 Whangarei student first in new exchange scheme Achieve 2B founder Julia Hartshorne with Dennon McQueen Foster, the first student to travel overseas on the new exchange programme. Photo / John Stone Whangarei teenager Dennon McQueen Foster is thrilled to be the first student in Team … Continue reading Northern Advocate Article Achieve 2B Jan 2017

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  • VIDEO: Te Kāea Maori TV – Interview with Dennon

    VIDEO: Interview with DennonTe Kāea – Maori TVFebruary 2017


  • Reflection on the experience – Dennon

    Kia ora koutou katoa. For the last three months, from the 8th of April to the 8th of July, I was on a student exchange in Australia though Achieve 2B. I lived in Malvern, Victoria and while over there I had some of the best experiences of my life. I lived in an awesome suburb called … Continue reading Reflection on the experience – Dennon


  • Feedback for Dennon from Fairhills High School

    Fairhills High School is a high school in Knoxfield, Victoria, Australia, which Dennon attended during his 3-month international exchange. We hear from Amal Saleh-Zada, Integration Coordinator for the school. As part of the pilot program, Fairhills High School hosted Acheive 2B’s first international exchange student, Dennon McQueen. Fairhills High School believes in and promotes equality, and … Continue reading Feedback for Dennon from Fairhills High School


  • The Discussion – Achieve2B Movie

    Check out our Achievers Dennon, Tash and Taylor having a chat about their exchanges and hanging out.


  • Achieve2B Launch Highlights – Dennon’s Graduation Speech

    In 2017, Achieve2B proudly saw the successful completion of our pilot exchange programmes. Our inaugural students each gave a speech after their graduation about their experience with an Achieve2B exchange.  


  • A Successful Launch

    Our Launch was a spectacular day – a day of celebration, a day of acknowledgement, a day to reflect back and look  forward. What an honour and a privilege it was to see our Inaugural Achievers  graduate, and to yet again hear their stories which touched the hearts of  many. We were graced with presence … Continue reading A Successful Launch


  • Achieve2B Parents Interview

    Dennon, Taylor and Tash’s Mothers give us an insight into what Achieve 2B’s exchange program was like for them!