On the AWSUM Couch with Curro Durbanville High School’s Head Boy for 2021
Meet Curro Durbanville High School’s Head Boy: Christopher Swart.
Congratulations on being selected as a leader at your school. What are you looking forward to the most during your term as leader? I look forward to all the challenges that 2021 has to offer. It is going to be an incredibly busy year as all the restrictions will hopefully start to clear up, and I’m looking forward to leading us into what will hopefully be a Corona free school year.
What are your strengths and weaknesses? I have always been an empathetic, compassionate person which helps me get on well with people. I love my sport, mainly athletics and hockey, and I am competitive which drives me to improve. I love writing and fortunately I am rather good at it as well. A weakness is that I tend to be forgetful, a bit scatterbrained. I’m not proud of it and it has landed me in trouble, but I am working on it. We are all works in progress.
Is there anything you would like to change at your school? Our Learner Council is brainstorming strategies to restore and create spirit in the school, something that has been lost in an extremely chaotic 2020.
What do you love the most about your school? What I love about our school is that it is a safe haven for every learner of every background imaginable. We are also extraordinary as we can never be placed in a box. With regards to hockey, a sport I am deeply involved in, we are always improving and always beating teams we shouldn’t be able to beat. We may be small in size, but not in heart!
Matric is your final year, from an academic point of view, what are you aiming for? I aim to obtain marks that are good enough to get into a good university of my choice. My parents studied at Stellenbosch and UCT – both are options to me.
What will your message of encouragement be for your prefects/co-leaders? Be yourself. In the words of Israel Adesanya: “Stick to what got you to the dance.” You were voted on for being you. If you stay true to that, you will have done the best job possible.
Who is your role model? I have many for different reasons, but one of them is definitely Cristiano Ronaldo. The work he put in to go from a skinny, showboating teenager to the football monster that he is today, is beyond inspiring.
What are your plans after matric in 2022? As of yet, I’m unsure which specific field I would like to study. My favourite subjects are English and History, though. I get on well with most people which might be good in a diplomatic field or law.
If you could be any superhero, who would you be and why? I would be Spiderman. I’d love to be as acrobatic as he is. He seems so ordinary and relatable too. All this while fighting for justice in the world.
On a regular Saturday, you will find me …with… On a hockey field with a stick in my hand, but unfortunately this year is not ordinary! Nowadays, I would probably be at home with food in my hand! Perhaps watching the latest MMA fights.
Who is your Hollywood celeb crush? Garbine Muguruza. She’s a tennis player so she doesn’t quite fit the criteria of “Hollywood celeb”. However, she is an incredible player with many major titles to her name. I would put her on the same level as a Hollywood celebrity because of that.
- Netball, rugby, cricket, or hockey? Hockey– 100%
- Cappuccino, hot chocolate, or tea? Cappuccino
- Braai with friends or takeaways? Takeaways
- Binge watching series or a live music festival? Binge Watching
- Android or iOS? iOS