Natalie Everett - 2018 Academic Captain
What have been the most memorable academic moments of the year?
My favourite academic moment of the year was the Semester 1 Award Presentations! It was awesome to have so many girls doing well in so many areas. I also really enjoyed learning how to pronounce all the cool and tongue-twisting names. Another highlight was running the Inter-House Academics. Academics really is as cool as sport!
What was your aim for this year, and how did you achieve this?
This year I tried to be a good role model and be helpful and approachable to the younger years. I wanted to create a positive atmosphere around academics by encouraging girls to pursue their education goals. I found volunteering at ‘Homework Help’ a really great way to do this. I was able to meet many girls across all years, chat to them about school, hopefully encourage them and help them with assessments. I hope I was able to encourage students to try to work to the best of their abilities.
What was your favourite subject and why?
My favourite subject was Physics! I was in a really great class with an awesome teacher, and the content itself was so fascinating. It’s super cool to learn how the world works and try to understand why things happen the way they happen.
What did you love most about being Academic Captain?
I loved the opportunity to make a difference. I hope that I was able to have a positive impact on some students and promote the overall attitude towards academics at PLC.