This week we meet the school captains of Matthew Pearce Public School in Baulkham Hills, whose motto is Knowledge and Respect.
What is unique about your school?
Charlee Sutherland: We have very diverse cultural backgrounds and all of the teachers are very friendly and approachable.
Kenuka Wijayatunga: Compared to other schools, Matthew Pearce has a large population. All of the teachers are really approachable.
Larissa Lee: It’s unique because we have a very friendly community. The teachers always have a smile on their face.
Jeffrey Kennedy: The environment is pretty unique. Lots of forest and bush land.
What do you want to do when you leave school?
Charlee Sutherland: Id like to be a speech pathologist and speech and drama teacher
Kenuka Wijayatunga: Personally, I'm not sure just yet. But my family want me to be a doctor.
Larissa Lee: I don't really know yet, it's a bit far off. Maybe a doctor.
Jeffrey Kennedy: I think I'm going to go into IT. I have a knack with computers.
Why do you think being a school leaders is important?
Charlee Sutherland: Because you learn life skills. We improve our public speaking and learn responsibility.
Kenuka Wijayatunga: It gives us responsibility and increases our confidence. It teaches us how to react in certain situations.
Larissa Lee: It teaches us responsibility and leadership skills for later on. Young students have a role model.
Jeffrey Kennedy: It keeps the school in order and it’s good experience for when we’re older.
If you were the principal what would you introduce?
Charlee Sutherland: A swimming pool and water slide.
Kenuka Wijayatunga: A roller coaster.
Larissa Lee: A cinema or a technology section.
Jeffrey Kennedy: More PE time.