Head of Marshall House Yoges Yew
Yoges Yew DP1B
My leadership journey in Singapore International School (Hong Kong) started back in Secondary One, when I joined the Athletic Council, without knowing what an adventure this experience will turn out to be! I stayed in that council for three years, allowing myself to meet and mingle with people in the different grades as I began to learn more about myself and what kind of leader I aspired to be. In Secondary Three, I entered the Audio Visual Committee for two years. In Secondary Four, I joined the Leadership Action Committee up till now. As I embark on my IBDP journey, I ran for Head of House! Through these past leadership experiences, I’ve learnt to be responsible, to adapt to various circumstances and to communicate with peers from different year levels.
Being Head of House is something extremely raw and new to me, something out of my comfort zone. This is something I hope to instill in all of Marshall House – to learn to adapt, and to embrace change. With this position, I aim to motivate more voices to sing, speak up and be heard. I would like to use this opportunity to give back to the community which has taught me so much and given me more than I could ask for over my secondary school years. I hope that I can make a positive impact in each and everyone in Marshall House, making their lives more fulfilling and meaningful.
If there is one word to describe my vision for the house, it would be unity. It is to unite students of all ages, to come together and collaborate, forming lasting bonds. Collaboration is vital within the house and extremely important in any group, council and community. Robin S. Sharma once said that “Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence and inspiration.” and I couldn’t agree more. I aspire to be a leader who carries these qualities, and to lead by example, inspiring more to be brave and to just try!
“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much” are words of Helen Keller that humble me everytime. It is important that we constantly remind ourselves of this simple message. One does not usually succeed alone, it is the team, consisting of many individuals contributing to the success of a greater whole. It’s teamwork! This is what I strive to bring out in Marshall in the coming academic year; to learn to appreciate one another building immense house spirit, and to work together in the power of us.
I am sincerely honoured, and immensely grateful to have been elected as Head of Marshall House. Let us keep in mind that “Individually we are one drop, together we are an ocean.”, quoting Ryunosuke Satoro. Excitement and joy fill me beyond the brim to unravel what this year awaits for us, to see Marshall House grow and strive! Go SHARKS!