Student Leadership Team 2018-2019
Community Service Captain
Meet our school captains for 2018-2019
Meet Layla Harris and Trystan Go, our school captains for 2018-19. They’re part of a team of 23 students chosen to represent the student community. Anthony Segaert spoke to them about their hopes for the year.
Why did you apply to be school captains?
Trystan: I thought it was a really good way to actively engage with the community while also representing the students’ perspectives and being at the forefront of communications with parents and teachers.
Layla: I’ve really loved my time at SACS since Year 7 and the parents and teachers are really like a second family. It’s a great opportunity to give back to the staff and students and broader community for everything they’ve done for us while we’ve been through the school. I also wanted to recreate the same great experiences that I had in Year 7 and Middle School with the school captains over the years.
You’ve already begun your duties, so what do you think is the best part about the role?
Trystan: I think the best part for me is forming relationships with people who I normally wouldn’t get a chance to talk to. Everyone knows you, but you may not necessarily know them. So they feel comfortable approaching you. That’s really special.
Layla: I love that now we are in this position, we have a bigger opportunity to engage with everyone, whether that’s parents on the sidelines of the fields, staff, or students in different years. I think there needs to be some friendship between years. We want to focus on extending a bridge between different grades, and bring together the Middle and Senior schools, getting everyone involved in different things together.
What are you focusing on in the leadership team?
Layla: Definitely SACS Pride. When we first got this role, we were told that you don’t have to change a million things, but you can really continue the impact of past generations of captains. So that’s something we find important … encouraging students to get involved and do things in SACS and other communities.
What interests do you have outside of school?
Trystan: I love acting. I do a lot of performances inside and outside of school. At school we’ve got Fidler on the Roof coming up! I’m playing Tevye, an old fashioned middle-aged Jewish man who is very rigid in his traditions. That’s quite the opposite of me – but it’s a good way to escape from the busy school schedule. I also like singing and piano and tennis.
Layla: Most of the stuff I do is at school. I play basketball and netball. We’re both also in a lot of choirs together. I have a part-time job outside of school.
What academic subjects are you studying?
Trystan: I’m currently studying English Advanced, English Extension 1, Music 2, Music Extension 1, Drama, Business Studies and Mathematics.
Layla: I’m doing English Advanced, English Extension 1, Modern History, Extension History, Mathematics, Drama and Biology.
Any thoughts on what you’d like to do after Year 12?
Layla: Oh my goodness … I don’t know specifically what I’d like to do. But I know that I would love to work in a team environment where I am working with a close group of people.
Trystan: I’m not too sure yet. I might keep going with acting. And I wouldn’t mind running a hotel; I just love hotels!