Antonella played the lead role of Joseph in the PLC Sydney 2022 Musical of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Antonella Khodr-Chah

Selected for inclusion in Encore - Voice

Top Achievers in Course - 4th Music 1

School Community Prefects

International Blazer Recipient - Performing Arts, where she won 'Senior Vocalist of the World 2022'.

My plans for the future are always changing. The ideal situation is to be studying some sort of biology or medical degree whilst pursuing music at the same time eg doing corporate gigs, making original music, working on my craft whilst studying and working.

What is your fondest memory of your time at PLC Sydney?

Performing was definitely one of my favourite memories at PLC Sydn ey. I love the camaraderie and friendships we build through ensembles and the support when achieving as a group, or as one. I think one my fondest memory thus far would be during an assembly, I had come back from America and performed the song I won with and the senior school stood for me; it was unexpected and wholesome, and defined a community that has the ability to cheer each other on despite our differences.

What is the most valuable lesson you learned at PLC Sydney?

PLC Sydney taught me how to make the most of every situation; good, bad, or busy. The college offers so many opportunities and I wanted to run at them all, and so naturally, I was someone who was very good at being overwhelmed and managed my time as best as I could. I would like to think it has given me a 'half-glass full' attitude in trying to see the positives, whether little or small, and I think a smile or a "how are you" really goes a long way. Ergo, the most valuable lesson is to be kind to yourself, and others, experience widely, manage and balance your time well, and stay positive.

If you could offer advice or a tip to someone about to do their final year, what would it be?

I think Ms Barnett told me this; 'It never hurts to think it will go well. It does, however, hurt to think it will go badly.' I think half the battle of Year 12 is maintaining a positive attitude that will sustain you through the turbulence and the reality of it is that everyone is going through the same thing, we are all struggling in our own ways, but we will reach the light at the end of the tunnel. So, there is no point in complaining, or moping, but rather, shedding a positive light on difficult and beautiful situations and you will be all the more happier. Also, my friend and I have this ritual on exam days where we list "fortunately's", for e.g. "fortunately, I used the two weeks of notice well to prepare as best as I could." It always set up a good mind space and settled those pre-exam jitters. In essence, hold on to good people; friends who will support you, who will cry with you, who will pick you up on days where you feel you cannot carry yourself. Indulge in your friends, because the HSC finishes this year but they remain beyond.


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