2020 Girls’ School Prefect Commissioning
February 05, 2020 at 2:58 PM
The Girls’ School Chapel Service held special significance today as it was not only the first service for 2020, but was also 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 Angee Robertson and this year’s College Head Girl, Lulu Denholm to the service. Lulu gave the girls some insight into how she became a leader and what inspired her. She spoke about leadership and encouraged them to create their own journey, embrace their strengths and weaknesses and to be themselves and serve others. She concluded by stating, ‘Leading isn’t about being up the front and in control, it is about leading from behind.’ She left the girls with the following quote from Nelson Mandela – ‘A leader is like a shepherd, he or she stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead where the others follow, not realising that all along they had been directed from behind.’
The newly elected Head Girl, Mikayla Chung and Deputy Head Girl, Sophie Yan 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 strive for excellence in everything they do.
Head Girl – Mikayla Chung
Mikayla Chung joined Saint Kentigern Girls’ School in 2019. She enjoys all aspects of school and has immersed herself in a variety of co-curricular activities such as Mathex, EPRO8, Kapa Haka, sports, Theatre Sports, Music, the Student Council and Students in Prayer.
Mikayla has a passion for ballet, sport and Mathematics and enjoys stepping out of her comfort zone to try new things. Mikayla is committed to service both in and outside her community and aims to achieve her silver award this year.
She is a positive role model for her peers and we are delighted to name Mikayla as our 2020, Head Girl for Saint Kentigern Girls’ School.
Deputy Head Girl – Sophie Yan
Sophie Yan has been a student at Saint Kentigern Girls’ School since Year 0/1. Starting out as a very shy student, Sophie has blossomed into a delightful young lady who is passionate about her academic studies, Food Technology and Art.
Last year Sophie was involved in a variety of co-curricular activities such as Showquest, EPRO8, Netball, Theatre Sports, Private Speech and was the Art Monitor. This year, Sophie hopes to complete her silver service award and says she will continue to strive for excellence in all her core subjects.
We are pleased to name Sophie as our 2020, Deputy Head Girl for Saint Kentigern Girls’ School.
2020 Prefect Team
Head Girl Mikayla Chung
Deputy Head Girl Sophie Yan
Head of Chapel Nora Caffery
Head of Student Council Priscilla Zhong
Head of Cargill Ada Hu
Head of Chalmers Amelia Duff
Head of Hamilton Jamaria Tofilau Chankau
Head of Wishart Emma Wang
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