Taylor Beattie

Taylor Beattie | Achiever 2017

My Achieve2B Story

Inaugural Scholarship (AUT) Regional Exchange Student – Silverdale, Auckland.
4 weeks in duration.

In Term 3 2017 Taylor was Achieve 2B’s first ever Scholarship Exchange student compliments of AUT.  Taylor went from suburban Whangarei to rural Diary Flat in Auckland.  Taylor attended Orewa College.  During her exchange Taylor volunteered for Age Concern, and as a part of the AUT Scholarship Taylor participated in AUT’s Shadow a Leader day.
This experience has shaped me into a more confident, independent and motivated person.

  • Northern Advocate – Northland news in brief – Taylor Beattie has been selected as Achieve 2B’s inaugural scholarship student

    The Northern Advocate | 8 Jun, 2017 Taylor Beattie has been selected as Achieve 2B’s inaugural scholarship student Taylor Beattie has been selected as Achieve 2B’s inaugural scholarship student. Taylor Beattie, (above), has been selected as Achieve 2B’s inaugural scholarship student to attend Auckland University of Technology. Taylor, who has epilepsy, is a Year 13…

  • Taylor’s vlog – week 1

    Here is my first Vlog from my exchange to Orewa Collage. Thanks to AUT, I have been given the chance to experience life at another school and the unique challenges and opportunities that comes with it.

  • Reflection on the experience – Taylor

    My name is Taylor. I went to Orewa, Auckland for the Achieve 2B Regional AUT Scholarship exchange. My experience in Auckland was great. I stayed in Auckland for four weeks. It was a huge risk leaving home and moving to Auckland for a few weeks. I missed out on a lot of school and family…

  • Reflection of a Host Mother – Taryn

    written by Taryn Lunny, Taylor’s host mother I am a single woman who farms a 10-acre block and works as a Legal PA. I am self-sufficient as far as food is concerned and the property is run on bio-dynamic principles. I also (in my spare time haha) play flute in a blues/rock band. When Taylor…

  • The Discussion – Achieve2B Movie

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

  • Achieve2B Launch Highlights – Taylor’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…

  • Achieve2B Parents Interview

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