Girls’ School Prefects Commissioning

February 21, 2023 at 2:11 PM

Serve God and serve others.

This simple phrase encapsulates leadership at Saint Kentigern Girls’ School. These hallmark characteristics require the girls who are selected to be student leaders who conduct themselves with servitude to their fellow student body. After a thorough selection process at the end of 2022, the girls chosen as prefects for 2023 were commissioned into their new roles on February 16th in JC Chalmers Hall. 

The ceremony involved the whole school, including teachers, parents and distinguished guests. Executive Trustee, Mr Kevin Morris, Trust Board Chief Operating Officer Mrs Merle Boniface, College Principal Mr Damon Emtage, and College Head Girl Kaia Ashmore were in attendance to share in the changing of the guard at the Girls’ School. 

The girls were fortunate enough to hear from Kaia Ashmore, who shared three key insights she has found helpful along her journey with leadership. She encouraged the prefects to stay organised as it relieves stress when challenges arise, to be inclusive of others, and to have fun in their new roles. Following through on her message, Reverend Reuben Hardie reminded the girls that although they may not wear a badge, it doesn’t mean they can’t begin to exhibit these leadership qualities in their areas of influence. 

Following Kaia’s remarks, Deputy Principal Jill Wahlstrom called the prefects to the stage to accept their badges, and Principal Juliet Small pinned one to each new prefect’s blazer. Congratulations to the following girls. 


Head Girl                                 Amelia Hardie


Amelia has been with the Saint Kentigern family since starting at Saint Kentigern Preschool as a 3-year-old. She enjoys all aspects of Saint Kentigern's life, embracing the school values. One of Milly's goals as Head Girl this year is to bring the school together, like an extended whanau, and encourage all students to become involved in school life.


Deputy Head Girl                   Sophia Evans


Sophia joined Saint Kentigern Girls school in Year 0/1 when she was 5 years old. One of her passions is sports and animals. Her primary goals for 2023 are to support Milly in her role as Head Girl, to work diligently at everything, and to unite the school from Year 0 to Year 8.


Head of Chapel                      Ruby Bryson

Head of School Council         Coco Poole

Head of Cargill                       Daniella Gillard

Head of Chalmers                  Phoebe Wakelin

Head of Hamilton                  Seini Vainikolo

Head of Wishart                    Mima Forster


We look forward to seeing the legacy left by this team at the end of the year.

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