Prefects

Year 14 Prefects

Every Year 14 student is eligible to apply to become a prefect. This is a unique opportunity to develop leadership skills and personal capabilities in a number of different ways.

Pupils may apply for a wide range of prefect posts.

The prefect roles available are:

  1. Corridor Supervisors
  2. Class Prefects
  3. Canteen Prefects
  4. Drama Prefects
  5. ICT prefects
  6. Road Traffic Prefects
  7. Events Prefects
  8. Sacred Space Prefects
  9. Music Prefects
  10. Cookery Club Prefects
  11. English Mentoring Prefects
  12. Bus Buddies/Prefects
  13. Sports Prefects
  14. Lunch time & Learning Activities Prefects

Class Prefects

Class prefects are in the privileged position of being mentors to younger pupils. All prefects but in particular year 8 prefects help year 8s settle in, advising them on how to organise themselves to cope with the move to secondary school and the variety of subjects they are faced with, as well as physically conducting them around the school until they become familiar with the geography of the building.

Class prefects work closely with the form teacher and year head, helping anyone who needs a word of encouragement or a bit of advice. They keep a special eye out for anyone who appears to be isolated and help to solve minor relationship problems.

With the older year groups their advice is often sought when making subject choices or on study and revision techniques at exam time.

Library and Subject Prefects

Assist with the necessary administration and develop their own skills and interests in these areas.

All prefects involve themselves in the day to day running of the school under the leadership of the elected Head Girl and Boy and Deputy Head Girl and Boy.  They are;

  • Responsible for their daily duties in various areas of the school
  • Close liaison with staff on duty to assist with any difficulties
  • Expected to be punctual, well-presented and effective in their role

Prefects will also play an active role outside of their daily duties, to assist with whole school events to include:

– Open Evening                                   – Sixth form Open Evening

– Parents Evening                                – Christmas Craft Fair

– P6 Taster Days                                 – Extra-curricular clubs

– School shows / productions  – Corridor Duty

The Head Girl/Boy and Deputy Head Girl/Boy positions are highly prized by the senior pupils. The Head Girl/Boy and Deputy Head Girl/Boy are the leaders of the prefects, their year group and the entire student community. They represent the school at various functions both inside and outside the school throughout the year. They liaise closely with the Principal and members of the senior leadership team and are an indispensable part of the pastoral structure within St Joseph’s Grammar.

Year 11 Prefects

In May and June when Year 14 prefects are off school on study leave and for examinations Year 11 students are given the opportunity to apply for prefect posts as corridor supervisors and canteen prefects which promote confidence, self-esteem and responsibility.

They are;

  • Responsible for their daily duties in various areas of the school to which they have been designated
  • Close liaison with staff on duty to assist with any difficulties
  • Expected to be punctual, well-presented and effective in their role