A leader is a special kind of person, someone that people look up to. I think I’d be a good leader because I’m pretty tall. A leader is not afraid to take risks. Many times I have risked leaving my comfort zone, but it has made me into better person. A leader never gives up. Sure, I failed my maths test but that won’t stop me from trying even harder. A leader is someone who is helpful and resourceful. Playing music, videos for Harmony Day, Literacy Tutoring - these are the things that I have helped the school with. A leader is kind and respectful. I have always prided myself in being a friendly person and I always try to help others in any way I can. A leader not only leads the people, but understands the people. I’ve taken a shot at leadership before, once as the School Captain of Bonnyrigg Heights Primary School (shout out to all the Bonnyrigg Heights people). I’ve also been at this school since the very beginning of Year 7 and I’ve made connections with many teachers and students. Finally, the last point that I want to talk about, is that, a leader shouldn’t take themselves too seriously.
I attended Bonnyrigg Heights Primary School for seven years, from 2007 to 2013. I’d actually just moved from Melbourne to Sydney, so I started at this school pretty late in the year. During my time at Bonnyrigg Heights, I got the chance to be school captain and it was my first major experience at being in a leadership role. When I started high school, it was a little intimidating at first. I was starting at a completely new school with new students, teachers and rules so naturally I was a bit scared. Even though I felt this way at times, I was mostly excited and enthusiastic.
As School Captain, I will try to be as friendly and kind as I can. I want others to not be afraid to approach me if they ever want to talk about things. On that note, I want to be a helpful leader as well, meaning I’ll do my best to assist people and the school. Also, I think it's important to not take myself too seriously and have a bit of fun from time to time. As mentioned before, I was the school captain of Bonnyrigg Heights Primary School, so I have had some experience in leadership roles. I’ve done other things to help Cecil Hills High School as well, such as filming and photography for Harmony Day, hosting assemblies, music performances and literacy tutoring.
Alan Dan, School Captain
I attended Cecil Hills Public School. I was a little nervous to start but I was overall very excited to experience all the opportunities high school would offer! As a role model for Cecil Hills High School students I would like to emphasise the need for communication between myself and the student body, setting example for uniforms, diligently working with peers and teachers as completed in the past with the previous SRC. I have a pen, it’s a good pen, right? You can hold it, you can click it, you can scribble with it you can even do this little spinning trick. But what if I told you I could use this pen to make Cecil Hills High School even better than it already is. You might be wondering "How Natalie, how could this pen possibly be used to make Cecil Hills High School even better than it already is?" The answer is simple. A pen can be used to create, you can create artwork, you can create a story, you can create an equation but more importantly you can create ideas. But the thing is - it’s not just about creating ideas, it’s about turning ideas into action. I believe that with this pen, we together can create an idea and transform it into an action. Over the past years I have collaborated closely with students and teachers to turn other ideas into actions. I hope students feel comfortable to come and speak to me - so I can turn YOUR ideas into an action.
Natalie Narvaiza, School Captain