Meet our 2021 Student Leaders – Sports

It’s time for our second Student Leader interview. Meet Charlene Nheu, our Year 12 Sports Leader for 2021.

We all have a favourite book, what’s yours and what do you love about it?

I love ‘Where the Crawdad’s Sing’ by Delia Owens as it addresses prejudicial issues, as well as being a mystery and coming of age novel. I remember reading forever and ever because it was just so intriguing and different.

The show ‘Friends’ is noted as one of the most binge-watched program of all time, do you have a TV series you love? Why do you love it? Do you have a favourite episode?

My current favourite TV series is Brooklyn Nine-Nine. I’ve been watching season 7 and I love it because of the character dynamics, everyone is so different and together it just makes the show really funny and interesting. My favourite episodes are the annual Halloween heists they all take part in!

Most people can’t stand doing the dishes, what’s your least favourite chore?

I don’t like doing the laundry, specifically having to hang out the washing.

What is your favourite subject and why?

My favourite subject is Sport and Recreation because it’s not as content-heavy as my other subjects which gives me a break and I get to play sports, get some exercise which I love and is super fun! 100% would recommend the subject!

If you could meet any current or historical figure who would you meet and why?

I would love to meet Michelle Obama because she’s such an empowering figure for women. All the work she’s done is truly inspirational and I feel like she’ll give the best advice, which I currently need.

A lot of people look up to their parents, do you have someone you look up to (it doesn’t have to be someone you know)?

I look up to my grandparents because they’ve faced so many difficulties just to get to where they are and despite all of it they’ve managed to stay positive and continue to live everyday with a smile. They also never fail to provide me with lots of insight and advice.

If you could send a message back in time to yourself at the start of Year 7, what would you say?

You’ll have an awesome time! Don’t stress too much yet, and don’t stress about what other people think about you! You’re on the right path and remember that everyone goes at a different pace, so don’t rush yourself.

What is the thing you love the most about Killester College?

I love the diversity of the people. It’s such a multicultural school and it’s amazing to see everyone together especially at school events. Having a diverse community enables us to learn about various beliefs and values that are different to our own which is always interesting.

Do you have any idea what career you’d like to pursue? If so – how do you plan to pursue this career?

I would love to get a career in law or become a social worker. Hopefully everything will go well and I am able to enrol in the courses I’m interested in, but who knows, we’ll just have to see.

What has Killester taught you about the meaning of life?

Killester has taught me that everyone has their own role and purpose in this world and that it’s important to do things that you love. There’s a life beyond just school (even though it may not feel like that sometimes) so get out and explore new things, challenge yourself because that’s the only way you’ll grow and know what you enjoy.

If you had to name one positive thing/moment you’ll remember about your time at Killester what would it be?

Hard to name just one thing but definitely all of the sports carnivals and camps we’ve had especially Canberra. It was so nice to get out with friends and stay up talking for hours at night. It’ll be weird not seeing the same faces every day.

Do you have any advice/words of wisdom for the Killester girls?

Even though every school day may feel like it goes on forever, in reality, it’ll go really fast. It’s 100% okay to have days where you don’t feel great and have no motivation to do anything. After all you do need a break, just take some time and get right back to it. Head into every new experience/or challenge with a positive mindset and remember to stay optimistic!