KHS PREFECT BODY - Kingsgrove High School

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In a school, organisation is critical, as is the inclusion of
students as part of that organisation. The position of prefect
is a position of responsibility and one which provides an
important connection between pupils and staff.
The Prefect Team has an important role throughout the entire
school community: they are responsible for helping set the
tone amongst the student body and for maintaining and
enhancing the culture of Kingsgrove High School.
Prefects are significant role models and therefore are
expected to demonstrate the values of Kingsgrove High
School in their daily lives as well as encouraging them in
others – both in and out of school.
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Student leaders need to promote the good things, the things that
are the most worthwhile and the most true within the community
and nurture a better quality of school life for all students.
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Students are empowered by working together to achieve a
common goal, a shared purpose.
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Students have the power, or the authority to make a difference in
their schools.
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Leadership is a challenge and should be for all students, not just
those elected into specific positions.
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Adult mentors, role models, people who have the capacity to
listen, to help students explore ideas, to share their experiences,
to facilitate processes and to provide feedback form the
backbone of a successful leadership program.
The rewards for being a prefect are often intangible
but nevertheless, very real, and will often serve the
students for the rest of their lives.
Students often learn much about themselves and
what it means to work as part of a committed team.
They learn to develop many skills associated with
inter-personal relationships, leadership, taking
initiative, public speaking, organisation, time
management, staying motivated, accountability, etc.
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Being a prefect means providing leadership to the
student body in the school, assisting teachers with
various duties , assisting in the organisation and
running of various functions and actively participating
in the development of school spirit and pride and
upholding the traditions and values of Kingsgrove High
School.
The role of prefect also brings out the students'
leadership qualities for higher responsibilities in future.
The current opportunity which prefects have to serve is
a stepping stone for them to become greater and better
leaders in future, with a desire to provide selfless
service as well as respect the rights of those they lead.
To be made up of 16 Positions :
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School Captain x 2 Positions
Vice Captain x 2 Positions
Sports Captain x 2 Positions
Student Liaison x 2 Positions
Prefects x 8 Positions
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Where possible we will try to maintain an equal Female / Male ratio.
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Students elected into the Prefect Body must –
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Be a Positive Role Model for others
Be able to Motivate others
Demonstrate Leadership Qualities
Work as a Team with Staff and Students
Have good Communication Skills
Be able to Public Speak
Have A1 Status and uphold School Expectations
Represent the School at all Official Functions
Attend Carnivals and Extra Curricular Events
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The Prefect Body is expected to be available for - .
Parent Teacher Nights
Yr 6 Open Night
Subject Selection Nights
Concerts
Art exhibitions
School Sports Carnivals – Have an official role
Multicultural Day- Supervise a store
Breakfast Club – Be on a roster
Sports Buses- Be on a roster
Presentation Day
School Assemblies, including Formal Year group Assemblies
School administration
Take part in Welfare lessons
The Prefect Body will be leading the
organisation of the following committees 
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Yearbook
Formal
Jersey
School Gift
Graduation
The Prefect Body will have to organise
fundraising events.
Limit to 3 events per year
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1 x Charity of Choice
2 x School Gift, Formal, Picnic , Yearbook etc
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Students wishing to become prefects must
complete a Vision Statement with details of their
suitability and intentions for the office and this is
displayed for the staff and student body prior to
elections.
Prefects can be demoted if they fail to live up to
expectations. Prefect Reviews are held whenever a
prefect does not meet expectations. The result of
the review may mean that a prefect may be asked
to hand in their prefect badge or may be asked to
stand down for a period of time.
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Students will be expected to fill out a Self Nomination Form .
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The Nomination Form will outline the Criteria for positions,
including a list of duties and student expectations.
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Students are signing a contract indicating that they will fulfil and
maintain KHS Prefect Body expectations. Students may be
withdrawn if they don’t fulfil the roll.
Individual roles are to be voted on and decided on by Staff and
the Prefect Body elect. Eg School Captain / Vice Captain
In the Case of Sports Captains- students must have a high
profile within sporting life at KHS . Eg play grade sport, knock
out and attend all carnivals.
Student Liaison Roles will be expected to be a part of Staff
meetings, Executive meetings, School Council meetings, School
evaluation committee etc.
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Students nominating for Prefect need to fill out a
Vision Statement Nomination Form. The self
nomination will be need to be endorsed by 2
teachers and 1 student.
Once the nomination forms have been approved by
the Executive staff a Ballot Form will be created.
Student’s Vision Statements will be placed on
display for those voting.
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Your Cohort as well as Staff will vote for 16
students to make up the Prefect Body
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Votes will be calculated.
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