Mihaly Istvan Karpati
Stollenrain 24 ǀ Arlesheim ǀ CH 4144
+41 79 850 8729 ǀ
My name is Mihály Kárpáti. I am 18 now, and I am determined to get to Australia.
I was drawn to it when I was 14. I cannot define what exactly triggered this determination at the age when we learnt about all the great explorers – if this attraction is due to the reverse world with the view from Europe, if it is thanks to the family friends I got to know from there, the warmth down there, the wild ocean, or the kangaroos and spiders? I cannot tell, might be something I am not yet aware of.
I would want to live and understand the Australian way of living, learn its culture, nature, and everything that makes Australia so special to me.
I would very much appreciate the opportunity and any help to get to Australia. In return for hosting, I can offer all that you deem relevant based on my skills and studies listed below. Further to all that, I am experienced at and can offer to cook for a party of 30, I can chop wood or do the garden, and quick in learning anything that helps.
August 2016 – to date 9th-12th Grade, Rudolf Steiner School, Birseck (CH)
April 2012 – July 2016 4th-8th Grade, Rudolf Steiner School, Basel (CH)
September 2010 – April 2012 2nd-4th Grade, Perintparti Szofogado Waldorf School (Hu)
September 2008 – June 2010 1st-2nd Grade, Comenius Bilingual Primary School (Hu/English)
Special School Projects:
Ecological camp (2019)
Musical (theatre) project (2019)
Field measuring (geodetic) camp (2018)
Biodynamic Agriculture project (2017)
Weimar study tour: Goethe, Schiller, Buchenwald (2017)
Croatia – school painting project (2016)
Eurhythmy (anthroposophical art of movement)
Man and Nature, Can today’s man survive in nature (my own experiment and study)
Waldorf education means a lot to me, the way we learn in Waldorf, so-called Rudolf Steiner schools are rather different to regular. We have greater freedom to learn but I find learning all motivating and stimulus rather than an obligatory duty. I had and have the opportunity to develop in all areas at my own speed, nourish my special interests and get individualized help where I need. I would not change it for anything. Maybe the same without French lessons?
INTERESTS & SKILLS
Languages and Cultures
Hungarian: native (mother tongue)
French: lower intermediate
Since I was a kid, I have always been surrounded by people speaking all sorts of languages. I took language learning up with mother milk. Languages were natural part of my life and I had to speak them in order to survive my environment, for example get an ice-cream at the age of 2 from our Aussie friends. At the age of 10 I moved to Switzerland with my Mother where I learned German, Swiss German and where I started my French studies.
The multi-cultural, cosmopolitan (in a good sense) upbringing opened the gates for me with growing curiosity and openness to cultures and travel. Other than the European countries, I have also been to Nepal twice to a biodynamic agricultural farm and education center – at the age of 12, for the second time, pretty much on my own.
Since I remember I felt passionate about drawing and later painting. Waldorf schooling has exposed me to great deal of art work, craft work but painting and drawing are yet most in my heart.
I loved cooking since I was 5, no matter if I was only watching my parents doing it or if I could help. At the age of 8 I proudly presented my first omelet to my mum and since than my skills only improved: I’m a meat lover so there is a huge variety of different stakes, chicken wings etc. on my menu that pleases all my guests. I am also great with vegetarian dishes if I have to .., and just recently started exploring the world of cakes.
Athletics, Football, Basketball, Handball, Badminton, Chess, Horse Riding, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Football, and-you-name-it… I do not only do all these sports, but also like training others.
Currently my greatest love and focus is javelin, and preparing for the Swiss Athletic Championship. I have recently been on a study tour in Greece, to Olympia as I am interested in the history as well as working on my assignment of the “Expression of Movements in Arts”.
All this, while trying to learn rugby, because as I heard it is as important as a passport to get into Australia…Anyhow, I just cannot imagine my life without sports.
Fishing: my great love (one of those)
I am good in nursing a child, really from the age of no-nappy danger (I have a little brother that goes with great experience).
I hope to get my driving license by the summer.