Interview with Head and Deputy Head Prefect of Term 2021/2022

 

Head Prefect: Eu Wei
 
1.How and why did you come up with the decision that you want to apply for the position in the prefectorial board?
All this while, I have been very conservative but with the support from my family and teachers, I decided to become a prefect. During this period, I gained so much experience, building my confidence and even managing projects independently. When I knew that I could apply for the position in the prefectorial board, I went for it. I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and push my boundaries.
 
2. One thing that many students struggle with is time management. Be it if they hold a special position in school or not. As the Head Prefect, there must be even more things to do. How do you manage your time and deal with problems and stress?
Yes, I agree after taking up a position in school, you will need to sacrifice a lot of your free time and you will always need to adjust your time. To manage my time, I set all my meetings 1 week beforehand and write it in my planner. This helps me be sure of my meetings schedule and not miss any meetings. Normally if I have any problems or am feeling stressed, I will go for a run at the park. I find that after exercising, my mind relaxes and I get more ideas to solve problems
 
3. Lastly, what is one thing you want to contribute for the greater good of the prefectorial board and the school?
I will plan more activities and events which are fun and educational for the students as we know these are part of healthy school activities. I will also make sure the safety of every student and teacher in the school by following the strict rules of SOP as we know that the pandemic is still here, and we do not know when it will end. I will do my best to contribute to the school and make Sri KDU Secondary School a top school in Malaysia.
 
 
Deputy Head Prefect: Tara 
 
1. How and why did you come up with the decision that you want to apply for this position in the prefectorial board?
I believe the decision for me to apply for the Deputy Head Prefect position in the Prefectorial Board came very naturally. As an active prefect who has been a part of the Prefectorial Board since Form 1, it came as natural instinct to step out of my comfort zone and try for something new, no matter how daunting it may seem. Being a prefect has constantly pushed me to do my very best and try new things I never would have thought of. It has also equipped me with many skills and experiences. As such, I decided to grasp this opportunity and have faith in my capabilities!
 
2. One thing that many students struggle with is time management. Be it if they hold a special position in school or not. Since you hold this position in the prefectorial board, there must be even more things to do. How do you manage your time and deal with problems and stress?
Overall, a general rule of thumb I go by is to never procrastinate. Because I have many things to do and tons of responsibilities to carry out, I find it very important to get things done as soon as possible rather than have everything piled up. Besides that, I also find it important to know what to prioritise when it comes to work. It is impossible to get everything done in one day sometimes, so figuring out what to complete first can really help. I usually follow the Urgent-Important matrix to do so, hence why I would complete my important and urgent tasks first. While there may constantly be plenty of things on my to-do list, I also make sure to set time aside to do my hobbies such as drawing and reading! It really gives my head a breather from the work, which then helps me relax more, reducing my stress levels. Self-care and maintaining a healthy lifestyle are very important.
 
3. Lastly, what is one thing you want to contribute for the greater good of the prefectorial board and the school?
Honestly, there is so much I hope to do as part of this year’s prefectorial committee.  However, if I had to narrow it down to one thing, it would be simply connecting to the school community and bringing us closer together. While we prefects are here to maintain the discipline of students in school, we also represent the student body - hence why I would like to play my part as not only this year’s prefectorial committee but also as a prefect in general to build the bridge between teachers and students. This way, we will be able to strengthen our bond and spirit as a whole school community to live our shared values in life. You can look out for future projects and events we have in store to accomplish that goal! Together with the rest of the prefectorial committee, I am sure we will be able to achieve anything and everything.