Student Focus: Eric Wen, Co-Principal for a Day

Written by Andrea Griego, Student Support Coordinator

Eric Wen from Year 4B became the “Principal for a Day” after putting in the highest bid at the live auction at the POP Brunch in April.   Eric said that he was happy to receive this opportunity but was even happier that he was able to donate money to a charity that helps children receive life-saving heart operations.  We recently caught up with Eric so he could tell us about his experience as Principal for a Day!

What was your favourite part of the day?

I loved handing out the awards at the whole-school assembly. It was my first time so it was really exciting.

Do you think being a principal is difficult?

Yes, kind of…. You have to deal with many things. Today I had to deal with things like a fire drill and gate duty. So many other things too that went by so fast.

What was something that surprised you most about your day?

I was so nervous at the whole-school assembly. I was in front of all the students and teachers and I was afraid I was going to say something wrong or make a mistake. It takes a lot of courage to be up there and speak to everyone. I was scared but I did it!

Is being a principal something you would consider as a career?

Yes! It feels good being the boss! Also, you get to eat teacher’s lunch which is better than the student lunch.

Nice job Eric! YCIS is glad that you enjoyed your day as principal and that you were able to donate money to a worthy cause.