NAGLE PROFILE: DERICA ELOGIOUS
Nagle College Student
Interview by: Folasade Penn-Gray
• Could you please tell us a bit about yourself and your family?
Well my name is Derica Elogious, I am 14 years old, I live in Quakers Hill, I’m in Year 9 and my nationality is Indian. I have my mother and my father and I have two older sisters, one that’s in her third year of university and the other is in Year 11.
• Are your Parents from overseas, if so why did they move to Australia?
• Are schools in Australia different from the school your parents went to? How so?
• Did you enjoy your younger years of schooling? Why? Why not?
• Was Nagle your first high school option? Why? Why not?
• Why do you and your parents like Nagle so much?
Well, the reputation here is very high, whenever we see other Nagle girls they’re always very pleasant and they also have very high grades. Just the community here is fabulous.
• Is there anything about Nagle that you would change?
• What makes Nagle different from other schools?
• From what you remember, has Nagle changed much from when your older sister attended the school?
• How would you describe yourself as a student?
As a student I think I am very hard working and I’m committed. I don’t like to take my education for granted and I like to reap all the benefits I can at this age so it can help me in the future.
• Do you have any favourite teachers? If so, Who?
• What are your favourite subjects?
• Does your religion in any way relate to you attending Nagle?
• Would you ever – if you had the chance, attend a public school?
• From sources outside of Nagle, I’ve been told it is a strict school. Do you agree? If so, how is it strict? If not, how isn’t it strict?
• Do you like Nagle rules – in terms of uniform presentation?
• Are Nagle girls nice?
Yes, Nagle girls are really really nice. Even when I’ve been in primary school I’ve always admired Nagle girls because they were just so welcoming and so friendly. I remember when I was little I was at Blacktown station and I fell down some stairs and my knee was bleeding and no one was really looking at me because I was little but these two Nagle girls came and they helped me with my knee and everything and I always remember that.