Our prefects play an important role in the school, here is some of what they do.
Help staff: Being a prefect is one of the top roles a student can have at a school, working with the teachers to create a better place to learn. A mature, helpful prefect is sure to be trusted.
Support younger pupils: The knowledge that there are prefects willing to help will be very reassuring to newer pupils, and they will count on you to live up to their expectations as someone that can help them.
Be approachable: The kind and friendly prefect will gain the most respect. Offering help to those that might need it is better than waiting to be asked, and more often than not your offers will be taken up appreciatively.
Be involved: Prefects are given a lot of responsibility in the form of organizing and running events for parents and pupils of the school. It raises your prefect profile and impresses teaching staff. It puts you in good stead for the future.
Practice good communication skills: The key is to be approachable, whether it is to students, parents or visitors. The steps above require communication to be clear and confident.
Enjoy it! Many new pupils are very impressionable, and meeting a confident, helpful prefect can be something they will remember when they apply for the position in years to come.