On the AWSUM Couch: Hudson Park High School head girl- Khanyisani Madikane
MEET Hudson Park High School head girl Khanyisani Madikane
Congratulations for being chosen as a leader at your school. What is your leadership philosophy?
My leadership philosophy is ‘Lead by example with respect, grace and confidence; your energy shall transcend to the masses and in return you shall get the same ’.
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
One of my strengths is empathy, people find me approachable and often I give people guidance or advice. My greatest strength is my astuteness as I can easily assess situations to find solutions. My weakness is that I trust and give too much, people tend to take advantage of this and in a leadership position I will have to become more assertive.
What are you looking forward to the most during your tenure as leader?
I am looking forward to having ‘prefect perks’ like a prefect room but on a more serious note I look forward to forming bonds with teachers, fellow prefects and to be able to step out of my comfort zone in different situations and grow overall as a person.
Is there anything you would like to change at your school?
There is nothing major but I would like to build a firmer foundation of pride in the school in general because I am proud of my school.
What do you love the most about your school?
The thing I love the most about Hudson is the diversity, we have many different races, ethnic groups and cultures but none of our differences matter when we come together as a school.
Matric is your final year, from an academic point of view, what are you aiming for?
I am aiming to maintain my academic standards to receive a full set of distinctions at the end of my matric year.
What will your message of encouragement be for your prefects/co-leaders?
My encouragement would be, “ Lead by example even when times are tough because the students didn’t just put you in this position, they trusted you with it and trust is hard to earn but easy to break .
Who is your role model?
My role model is my older sister, her strong moral code, grace, compassion are some of the many things that make her unique as they are hard to find these days and which I look up to.
What are your plans for after matric (2021)?
After matric I plan on going to university to study medicine, hopefully at UCT or Stellenbosch.
If you could be any superhero, who do you want to be and why?
I would definitely be Wonder Woman, I believe in the power of females and Wonder Woman is fierce, strong but compassionate which are traits that I admire.
On a regular Saturday, you will find me at…….with…….…
On a regular Saturday, you will find me at home with my bed & pillow.
Who is your Hollywood celeb crush?
I do not really have one but if I had to choose one it would definitely be Drake since I am a huge fan of his music.
Netball, rugby, cricket or hockey?
Cappuccino, hot chocolate or tea?
Braai with friends or takeaways?
Binge watching series or a live music festival?
Binge watching series
Android or iOS?