Imoden Stewart, received an International Blazer for Australian middle distance running. At the age of 16, Imogen was one of the youngest selected for the 2021 World Under-20 Australian team.

International Blazer Recipient - Athletics

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

If I could offer one piece of advice to someone about to embark on their final year, it would be to embrace the journey and prioritize self-care.

Your final year can be a challenging and demanding time, filled with academic pressures, extracurricular commitments, and the anticipation of what lies ahead. It's important to remember that while achieving academic success is crucial, taking care of your mental, emotional, and physical well-being is equally important.

Additionally, don't be afraid to ask for help. Reach out to your teachers and peers when you need clarification or support. Seeking guidance is not a sign of weakness; it's a proactive step towards growth and improvement.

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

The most valuable lesson I learned at PLC Sydney is the power of resilience. Throughout my journey, I have encountered numerous challenges and obstacles that seemed insurmountable at first. However, through perseverance and determination, I have come to realize that setbacks are not roadblocks but stepping stones towards growth and success.

PLC Sydney has provided me with a nurturing environment where I could develop the strength to face adversity head-on. The teachers and mentors at the school have instilled in me the belief that failure is not a sign of weakness but an opportunity for growth. They have taught me to embrace mistakes as valuable learning experiences and to view challenges as a chance to discover my true potential.

Through engaging in various academic pursuits and extracurricular activities, I have learned to push myself beyond my comfort zone. Whether it was participating in clubs, competitions, or maths challenges, PLC Sydney has encouraged me to take risks and explore my capabilities. By doing so, I have gained a deeper understanding of my own abilities and discovered strengths I never knew I had.


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