On the AWSUM Couch with De Villiers Graaff High School head boy
Meet De Villiers Graaff High School head boy: Chad van der Heever
Congratulations on being chosen as a leader at your school. What is your leadership philosophy? I believe leadership is not a title or position, it is an action and example.
What are your strengths and weaknesses? My strengths is teamwork, humility and living according our schools’ ethics codes.
My weaknesses, however, is keeping all my problems to myself and not opening up to others. Another weakness of mine is to make tough decisions.
What are you looking forward to the most during your tenure as leader?
Working with my fellow prefects as a unit and making awesome memories not only on school premises but outside as well.
Is there anything you would like to change at your school? If I could change one thing at my school it would definitely be the SPIRIT. Academically and sport related.
What do you love the most about your school? I love the environment, the teachers and students with their love and support.
Matric is your final year, from an academic point of view, what are you aiming for? Honestly, I’m just trying to reach each and every goal I set for myself by being consistent, dedicated and patient. I am aiming for a 70-75% average.
What will you message of encouragement be for your prefects/co-leaders? I would encourage them to stay consistent and support one another. Every challenge that comes our way will be so much easier if we work together.
Who is your role model? Aiden Markram
What are your plans for after matric (2021)? Study architecture and design and/or sports science.
If you could be any superhero, who do you want to be and why? I would love to be a superhero who could go back in time so that I could correct my wrongs.
On a regular Saturday, you will find me at…….with…….… At home playing with my two little brothers or on the cricket field with my teammates.
Who is your Hollywood celeb crush? I don’t have one, but when I was younger it was Vanessa Hudgens also known as Gabriella from High School Musical.
Netball, rugby, cricket or hockey? Cricket
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