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St. Peter's College. Student Leadership

4 May 2018 | General Interest

Introducing our 2018 College Captains

2018 Nyakuar Wunbil

Nyakuar Wunbil, Sports Captain, East Campus

When did you start your studies at St. Peter’s College?
I began my education at St Peter’s College in Year 8.

Tell us about your family?
I grew with both my parents, my three brothers, my aunty and my cousin. My brother’s and I growing up were very close, they influenced a lot of the things in my life, one being my love for sports.

Tell us about your other interests?
Other than sports I have an incredible love for art, history and books. Art has always been something which brought me comfort, as did reading books and writing. As for History, I’ve always had an interest for the past and how it has moulded everything we have in our present and what it can do for our future.

Year 12 Studies:
At St. Peter’s College I am currently studying English, History, Religion & Ethics, Drama, Art and Business Management.

Have you already completed any of your VCE Studies prior to this year?
Unfortunately, I haven’t completed any VCE studies prior to this year.

2018 College Theme

but what I do have, I give to you

What does this mean to you? 
This statement overwhelms me with a sense of hope and unconditional love. What I think it means is that like Jesus, we too should give to others, whether it may be in a big proportion or little, giving is more powerful than receiving. We were created as stewards to love those around us, to help one another; it’s what makes us human. It’s strange because even though God owes us nothing, here He is giving us everything and we should do the same.

How will you live this statement throughout the year in your role?
What I want to get out of this role this year is the ability to know I helped bring students come together using sports. I aim to give back as much as I have received from St Peter’s College. I myself know that Sport is a great force that can bring people together no matter what colour, religion, nationality or gender we are, we all play under that same sky. I will live this statement throughout the year by encouraging students to get up, have fun, create new relationships and have a go, but not before promising to do so myself, if one of us is doing, then all of us could do it.

What are your goals for 2018?
For yourself in your role?
I aspire to bring students together. By using sports, I hope to bring a fun atmosphere to our school and use sports as a source to motivate, inspire and push students forward.

For yourself as a Year 12 student?
As a Year 12 student I aspire to do my best, I refuse to leave St Peter’s College thinking I could’ve or should’ve done better. I want to know what I did for myself was enough and in a couple of years I will reflect on my last year of school and congratulate myself on my accomplishments, knowing I treated Year 12 as a marathon rather than a sprint and took my time each day to cherish what I’ve been blessed with.

Personally?
Personally, I aspire to find out more about myself throughout the year, I could write a list of goals instead of having a vague answer, but this is what I truly want, to get to know myself before anyone else does and from there I will make my next move. 

What would you like your legacy to be for St. Peter’s College?
I want my legacy to be what brings me back to the College after graduation and see that my efforts have inspired other students to lead, not for the title but the ideas they inhabit and hope for making St Peter’s College better each day. 

What are you immediate life ambitions and aspirations once you complete your studies at St. Peter’s College? 
After my completion at St Peter’s College I would love to attend University at Deakin in hopes of studying Philosophy, History whilst trying to do some humanitarian work. 

What are your long term life ambitions and aspirations?
To discover as much of this world as possible. I want to continue learning more about the planet in which we inhabit, through History and Philosophy. I want to find the answers to many of life’s questions. With that in mind I also would love to go back to my homeland and work towards making a difference. 

In one sentence what would you like to say to your fellow students about your Pride in your College?
Everything takes time, do your best but don’t forget to breathe and relax, the world isn’t going anywhere.