Danielle Ferguson  by Isla Huffadine

Meet the Prefects

Danielle Ferguson - Sports Prefect

Before coming to St Hilda’s in 2016, I attended Rosebank Primary school in Balclutha. Since I was 6 years old, I knew that I wanted to wear the light blue school uniform, just like my older sister. When the day arrived to go to St Hilda’s, I was one excited 12 year old girl! I was looking forward to making new friends, playing different sports and most importantly, learning new life skills.

My childhood consisted of getting my hands dirty on the farm and being adventurous outdoors. My passion for the outdoors began to grow into a love for sport and recreation, which I have carried right through my life. Sport for me is a great way of keeping active and social at the same time, with a slight hint of competitiveness. Sports have been a key component in my time at St Hilda’s and they have provided me with many opportunities. I have been fortunate enough to be involved in many sports tournaments, where I have developed as a sportswoman and have met a lot of my lifelong friends.

Living at Tolcarne has always been a highlight for me, as I have enjoyed living with my friends and learning how to become independent. Looking back, I have so many good memories from living at Tolcarne, it was the best home away from home! Some of the best times were staying up late talking and being silly with the girls. Tolcarne has taught me a lot about how to manage my time well and keep organised.

Being a prefect at St Hilda’s has been such an amazing opportunity for personal growth and further developing my leadership skills. There have been many challenging times this year with the change of times, however, I am very thankful to be able to give back to the school through this role. I would encourage any girls who want to develop life skills, to get involved and put your name forward for a prefect role.

I have loved my last 5 years at St Hildas and am so fortunate to have made life-long friends, had amazing opportunities, and learnt so much about myself.