St. Peter’s College. Student Leadership

Introducing our 2018 College Captains

2018 James Wang

Yujian (James) Wang, Environment Captain, Clyde North Campus

When did you start your studies at St. Peter’s College?

Ever since Year 7, around five years ago

Tell us about your family?

I’m from a family of four, mum, dad and a little brother, he’s five and is pretty annoying already

Tell us about your other interests?

My interest is pretty dry, dryer than the Sahara desert. But I do enjoy listening to music, mainly EDM and sometimes others.  A few of my favourite artists are Logic, Imagine Dragons, and every meme music. I also enjoy designing, if you look around the Clyde North Campus this week you’ll probably see some posters of the Environment Club Art Competition, I formatted that, rate it out of 13.

Other times I play video games, watch what ever is on youtube, especially the weird side. And I explore memes, all the time.

Year 12 Studies:

So, this year, I’m doing five subjects, and they are:

English, Business Management, Economics, Math Methods and Specialist Math.

My favourite one (so far) is Economics.

Have you already completed any of your VCE Studies prior to this year?

I actually did two Year 12 subjects last year, they were Further Maths and Chinese Second Language Advance.

2018 College Annual Theme

but what I do have, I give to you

What does this mean to you?

Not everyone is born equal, but everyone is capable of being compassionate, to give what you have. It doesn’t matter how much you give, what matters is giving those in need what you can give. To me, “but what I do have, I give to you” reflects the core meaning of compassion; everyone has their own limits, after all the resources aren’t free and we have to take care of ourselves right? But what is important is to hold this selfless idea up high, and do what you can. You don’t have to donate money or food to be “giving”, that’s just part of it. The act of giving doesn’t have to be a direct item, it could be your time, your talents, your knowledge. Volunteering yourself in a soup kitchen is an act to giving, and it is just as important as giving anything else.

How will you live this statement throughout the year in your role?

I have no money, all I can give to you is my time, talent, and energy, so that’s what I’ll do. Together with the Environment Club, we will strive to provide a cleaner and better learning environment for all our peers. There isn’t a lot of members yet, that’s even more reason why I need to dedicate my time and effort to mange it, and hopefully, we can make the world a better place, starting from our College.

What are your goals for 2018?

For yourself in your role?

As the Environment Captain, there are quite a few things I need to address, but if you ask me what’s the number 1 priority? ….. Rubbish.

It should be no surprise that the rubbish in our College is one of the biggest environmental problems we have,  and as a community we should focus on this issue.

While we’re at it, if you have some ideas, please do email me at [email protected] Also remember that the Environment Club is always open to new members.

For yourself as a Year 12 student?

Like most other Year 12 students, the one and only goal is to get a good study score. Personally, the aim is at a 95 for a Bachelor of Commerce at Melbourne University, but maybe the chance of that is pretty slim. The second goal is a 90 for a Bachelor of Commerce in Monash University, but if not a goal of 80+ for a Bachelor of Business in Monash, which I that I think I can get.

Personally?

Literally the same as what said before, all about that ATAR. But if I had to pick something, it’d be to work on my self regulating skills. As of current, I get distracted very easily, so I’ll have to work on that.

What would you like your legacy to be for St. Peter’s College?

The Environment Club, I want to bring it to the top and have it stay there for years to come. I want everyone to be aware of the Environment Club, I want it to be there after I graduate. I want the Environment Club to always be there and regulate the College so it’ll be always clean.

What are you immediate life ambitions and aspirations once you complete your studies at St. Peter’s College?

Take a deep breath, relax, think about the meaning of life and our purpose on earth and be and be very, very, very anxious about my ATAR. After that? I don’t know.

What are your long term life ambitions and aspirations?

I want to make money, lots of money. After that I think I’ll take that money and give it back to the society, but that’s only if I can make enough money.