2021 Girls’ School Prefect Commissioning

February 04, 2021 at 12:31 PM

The Girls’ School Chapel Service held special significance today as it was the commissioning of this year’s prefect team. Guests and proud family members of the Year 8 leaders filled Somervell Church to celebrate the occasion.

Principal, Ms Juliet Small welcomed College Deputy Principal, Mrs Pat Baird and former Girls’ School students, Rachel Black and Ruby Akolo, who are now College prefects. This year’s College Head Girl, J’adore Harris-Tavita was also Head Girl of the Girls’ School in 2016. Unable to attend the service in person, she spoke ‘virtually’ to the girls about how she became a leader and how important it is to ‘live in the now’. She encouraged the girls to embrace their journey and to set goals and work towards them. She concluded her speech by reminding the girls to never underestimate themselves and the influence they have, and most importantly to work together as a team.

The newly elected Head Girl, Charlotte Lee and Deputy Head Girl, Catherine Fowler were called on to accept their duties, followed by the prefect team. Deputy Principal, Mrs Jill Wahlstrom read the pledge, asking the girls to serve Saint Kentigern Girls’ School to the best of their ability; at all times, demonstrating a sense of pride in all they do and with a sense of caring and friendship for all girls and staff. Each new leader signed the Prefect Book and received their badges.

Reverend Reuben Hardie concluded the service by blessing the girls and the year ahead and reminded the girls to stick to the ‘golden rule’, to always treat others as you wish to be treated.

Charlotte joined Saint Kentigern Girls’ School as a preschooler in 2013. In her own admission, she knows the school inside out. As a Junior student, she always looked up to the senior girls and especially the Prefects, where she decided there and then, that she wanted to be just like them. Charlotte loves school life and particularly enjoys basketball, netball, private speech and theatre sports. Charlotte is committed to trying everything this year, even if it is something, she is not familiar with.
Charlotte’s 2021 goals are to join the Kapa Haka group and to work on her service awards, hopefully reaching Gold by the end of the year.

Catherine also joined Saint Kentigern as a preschooler in 2013. Although shy in her Junior years, she immersed herself in school life making many new friends.

Catherine is involved in a variety of co-curricular activities such as basketball, football, choir, theatre sports and speech and drama.
Catherine is committed to working hard this year and wants to leave a lasting impression, especially as this will be the last Prefect team chosen on the Remuera campus. Her 2021 goal is to serve others and to achieve all her service awards this year.

2021 Prefect Team
Head Girl - Charlotte Lee
Deputy Head Girl - Catherine Fowler
Head of Chapel - Phoebe Hirst
Head of Student Council - Eden Murdoch
Head of Cargill - Catelyn Aho
Head of Chalmers - Kate Slyfield
Head of Hamilton - Daliah Shin
Head of Wishart - Ava van Rij


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