Zainab

“My favourite part is hearing that moment when students see what they have created – the pure, and genuine, excitement and self pride.”

— Zainab Diamond


Q: Name of the program you are enrolled in at UniSC

Bachelor of Primary Education (Graduated 2022)

Q: Where did you go to primary school?

Queensland Primary School (NZ)


Q: How would you describe yourself when you were in Primary school Years 4 – 6?

I enjoyed playing netball, and playing musical instruments. I loved playing with Lego and Sega’s!

Q: Where did you go to high school?

Catholic Cathedral College (NZ)

Q: Which were your favourite subjects in high school?

English and Maths

Q: How would you describe yourself when you were in High school?

I loved just spending time with my friends. I only enjoyed Maths and English as my teachers were incredibly funny.

Why did you want to become a MIE Lab presenter?

Because STEM was scary – it was like nothing I had ever done before. I found after playing with it a little that I had this passion for it, and the endless possibilities. It filled me with curiosity!

What do you like about being a MIE Lab presenter?

My favourite part is hearing that moment where students see what they have created – the pure, and genuine, excitement and self pride. I also love how students who feel as if they aren’t clever succeed and come out of their shells in ways they never imagined.


If you could offer students in primary school and high school one piece of advice, what would it be?

When you find something that ignites your curiosity, or excitement, explore it!

“When you find something that ignites your curiosity, or excitement, explore it!”

zainab Diamond