Girls’ School Prefects Commissioned

February 07, 2019 at 1:39 PM

Today’s Chapel held special significance for senior students at the Girls’ School with the commissioning of the 2019 prefect team. Proud family members and special guests of the Year 8 leaders filled the Somervell Church to share the occasion. This was a proud moment for the newly elected Head Girl, Jaime Chandler and Deputy Girl, Keeley Berkovits as they pledged to honour their new roles. These young women both have the capability to serve and lead the School with distinction.

Girls’ School Principal, Ms Juliet Small welcomed Senior College Principal, Suzanne Winthrop and this year’s College Head Girl, Alexandra Hynds to the service. Alexandra spoke to the girls about the inspiring leader, Malala Yousafzai, who showed great courage, kindness and resilience, and encouraged the girls to do the same. Alexandra left the girls with a quote from Malala stating, ‘there will always be hurdles in life, but if you want to achieve a goal, you must continue.’

Jamie and Keeley were called on to accept their duties as Head Girl and Deputy Head Girl, 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 with words about leadership and reminded the girls to ‘do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’ 


Jaime joined Saint Kentigern Girls’ School in 2018 as the recipient of the Academic Scholarship Award.  She has a love of learning and is involved in many activities throughout the School.

Jaime demonstrates a passion for music.  She is part of both the choir and orchestra and enjoys playing the violin.  She is a real problem solver and was part of the Mathex team and the highly successful EPRO8 team, working collaboratively with her peers to ensure a place in the Grand Final. She also enjoys private speech lessons and was in the Year 7 speech finals.  Jaime enthusiastically participates in netball, cricket and tennis.
A goal for Jaime this year is to excel in her favourite subject Science.
Jaime is committed to and enthusiastic about her role as Head Girl this year.


Keeley has been part of our community from the very beginning, as a foundation Preschool student. She is confident and passionate, especially in the Arts, where she is an enthusiastic speech and drama participant.  She is a competent public speaker and was a finalist in both the speech and poetry competitions, demonstrating her strength in these curriculum areas.  

Keeley has a strong sense of community and service to others and coached the Year 3 and 4 Flipper ball team, who won their final and attained a gold medal.  She also enjoys playing netball and touch rugby.

Keeley’s future goal is to continue to develop and succeed in the Performing Arts.

Keeley demonstrates the values of a student at Saint Kentigern and is a wonderful role model to her peers. 


Head Girl

Jaime Chandler

Deputy Head Girl

Keeley Berkovits

Head of Chapel

Anamia Rangihaeata

Head of School Council

Xarya Knox

Head of Cargill

Audrey Lee

Head of Chalmers

Isabella Hughes

Head of Hamilton

Sophia Mercer

Head of Wishart

Edith Li

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