Meet Our Prefects

EMILY BARTON

What was the interview process like and how did you prepare?

The interview process, whilst it was rigorous, was a great experience and it somewhat prepares students for potential interviews in life beyond school. There is limited preparation required. The only advice I would give to anyone in a similar situation is to stand true to your beliefs and be yourself.

 

What are your roles and responsibilities?

As Head Girl, there are many roles and responsibilities that require dedication and commitment. As a leader, there are various functions and events that you are required to attend as Head Girl and a main role is to deliver a number of speeches at events such as the Sports Dinner, the Year 12 Induction Ceremony and Speech Day. Part of my role is to facilitate the cohesion of the student body and be a conduit between the students and staff to invoke change for the betterment of the school. In addition to public appearances, the leaders are also responsible for a range of projects such as Year 12 fundraising. I am considered to be a role model for the younger years and I strongly believe in leading by example. I would never ask someone to do something I wouldn’t be willing to do myself.

 

What plans do you have for 2018?

In my final year at school, I hope to not only achieve my academic goals but also be involved in all aspects of the school community, including extra curricular activities and school based functions and events. Whilst I hope to achieve my academic goals, I also hope to build upon my relationships with the girls, in all years, from Year 7 to 12.

 

JESSIE ROSS

What was the interview process like and how did you prepare?

The interview process proceeded in alphabetical order, meaning I was last. Watching the six candidates before me go out of class with sweating hands and returning back with massive sighs of relief got me anxious about the questions I would be asked. So, I ran over a few generic situations and honest answers and did my best to keep my cool.

 

What are your roles and responsibilities?

As Senior Prefect my role is to assist Emily in any way possible, ranging from things like sending emails to organising the Year 12 class. In doing this Emily can better spend her time preparing for speeches and formal functions. My responsibilities are the same as the rest of Year 12; lead by example; be a voice for the student body; create conversations and friendships with younger students; and be a positive ambassador for our our school.

 

What plans do you have for the upcoming year?

Going into our senior year means it’s time to knuckle down and get busy, although my primary focus will be academics I still plan to be an active member in the school body to continually improve our school. Being a boarder means I am very close to all the girls and consider them all one of my sisters. Keeping this in mind I plan to make many fun filled memories with them before I leave.