On the AWSUM Couch with Epworth High School for Girls Head Girl for 2021
Meet Epworth High School for Girls Head Girl: Alida Esterhuizen.
Congratulations on being selected as a leader at your school. What are you looking forward to the most during your term as leader? I am most excited to engage with the school and my fellow learners, and to work towards creating an environment in which every girl feels proud to be an Epworth girl.
What are your strengths and weaknesses? I enjoy working with people and systematically resolving conflicts, although at times I must remind myself to ask for help where needed.
Is there anything you would like to change at your school? I think it is important to strive for a change in the way every girl feels. I would like to create a space where every girl feels that she matters, and where everyone can be proud of themselves, each other and of the school.
What do you love the most about your school? Epworth is a school filled with opportunities for every single student. It truly is a family that cares for each person that belongs to the Epworth community.
Matric is your final year, from an academic point of view, what are you aiming for? I am aiming to uphold a high standard of work, and I plan to make the most of the opportunities made available to me by the school.
What will your message of encouragement be for your prefects/co-leaders? Although at times things may become a bit difficult, it is important that we do not lose sight of the bigger picture, our goals, and plans and what truly matters to each one of us.
Who is your role model? Mrs Tracey Munro, the current Deputy Head and Epworth’s next Head of School starting in 2021.
What are your plans after matric in 2022? After matric I plan on studying a CA(SA), Chartered Accounting Degree, in South Africa, while pursuing my passion for music at the same time.
If you could be any superhero, who would you be and why? I would want to be Supergirl, because although she is strong and powerful, she has a kind heart and places other people’s needs above her own.
On a regular Saturday, you will find me at…with… On a regular Saturday, you will find me at home, spending time with my friends and family.
Who is your Hollywood celeb crush? Harry Styles
- Netball, rugby, cricket, or hockey? Hockey
- Cappuccino, hot chocolate, or tea? Tea!
- Braai with friends or takeaways? Braai with friends
- Binge watching series or a live music festival? Live music festival
- Android or iOS? iOS