Our Student Leaders
Our newly appointed Head Girl, May and Head Boy, Finn reflect on the year ahead and the opportunities presented to them in their new roles as student leaders.
Our school motto, “Leadership for a better world” has allowed me countless leadership opportunities and given me the space to make mistakes, learn from them and grow.
I would like to extend to all of you a warm welcome back to what is sure to be another fruitful year at Harrow Bangkok.
I am proud to say that Harrow Bangkok has significantly shaped me personally and academically through all the opportunities the school offers. Our school motto, “Leadership for a better world” has allowed me countless leadership opportunities and given me the space to make mistakes, learn from them and grow. I am honored to be working alongside Finn and the Prefect Team as Head Girl for this academic year. We as a team are aiming to make a difference within the Harrow Bangkok community, as well as the wider world, by ensuring that our initiatives are effectively implemented.
I am looking forward to making more special memories before I have to say goodbye to all my friends and teachers. The many irreplaceable friends I have made at Harrow Bangkok makes it feel like home, and my teachers are always incredibly supportive through every step of my journey at Harrow. I plan to make the most of every opportunity and cherish ever y moment ahead. Whilst I believe we should always strive to achieve our best academically, I also believe we should aim to be well-rounded and develop holistically. I was fascinated to read recently a report published by Dell Technologies stating that 85% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 have not yet been invented. This means that by the time the majority of us graduate, we will be taking on entirely new career paths that current university courses may not be tailored to prepare us for, and therefore being a well-rounded student and having an important set of transferable skills is crucial. Like Finn I believe we all need to have a growth mindset, embrace failure, knowing that making mistakes helps us to learn. As we embark on our new school year, this year I plan to continue to step outside of my comfort zone and enjoy every moment on Year 13.
Finn and I wish everyone the best of luck in achieving both personal and collective goals this year. I am sure we are in for another phenomenal year. (May, Head Girl)
It’s my 14th and final year here at Harrow Bangkok, and as I confront the reality of leaving the school I call home (literally and figuratively), I know it will be a challenge this year to say goodbye when June arrives. It is an immense honor to serve as this year’s Head Boy of Harrow Bangkok, and I am looking forward to serving the school community and interacting with the entire student body in the coming months. This prestigious role gives me the opportunity to give back to the community which has given me so much over so many years. During Year 12 I was presented with a plethora of opportunities and exciting events and I am confident as we embark on another sure-to-be-fruitful academic year we have lots to look forward to and many more memories to make.
I strongly believe that we all should develop a growth mindset and a sustainable forward-thinking approach to leadership and as lead students we can help younger students to develop the skills required to become future leaders who will make a positive difference in our world.
In the words of Sir Isaac Newton, ‘Standing on the shoulders of giants’ is what comes to my mind when I think about how we can build on the successes of our Prefect Team predecessors. This year we aim to make a strong push on active student engagement and involvement not only across the school but in the wider world. We urge all students to find their voice, discover their passion and share this within the school, and we optimistically hope that some of the events and initiatives we have planned will for the coming year will enhance opportunities for all students and facilitate an environment conducive to fostering transferable skills and active critical thinkers.
May and I cannot wait to see what lies ahead in the coming year and we have no doubt we are in for an exceptional year!
(Finn, Head Boy)