Dunvegan Primary School - Prefects

 

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PREFECT SELECTION PROCESS

The school has a Prefect Selection System that has been in place for many years. It must be remembered that we are looking at “leadership qualities” within the individual. We certainly do not consider marks, parent involvement, race, gender or religion as criteria. We endeavour to be fair to all individuals in our school. We see leaders as individuals who are able to manage situations, groups, and take a lead in performing tasks. They also possess a keen sense of duty, are mature in outlook and display self-discipline in their own approach to life. Over the years we have seen a similar pattern of results and feel our system is fair to all.

 

Over the years any child is at our school, we build up a record of the achievements and abilities of each individual. Teachers also have to observe the pupils as part of the continual assessment in their learning areas/subjects. Even when group work is undertaken, it allows a teacher to observe leadership qualities within each individual. The various tours that are undertaken by the school also allow for leadership qualities within pupils to come to the fore as pupils are given tasks to complete in different and unique surroundings. Pupils in each group will also eventually formulate ideas of who should be in charge of their group.

 

When we approach Prefect Selection, we adopt a participatory approach. All Grade 7 Pupils are involved in voting, the Teachers vote and we even take input from outside Tour People who have worked with the pupils. We tally up these votes and end up with a shortlist of potential candidates. We do have a cut off point that has been at a fairly constant score point each year. Pupils who are at the top of the voting scale are then made prefects.

 

We are also aware that some pupils may be late developers. Should a pupil really come to the fore during the remainder of the year, the Principal will have no qualms, acting on valid confirmation, in making that person a prefect too.

2017

 
 

 

 

 

 


At an assembly held on 3rd March 2017, the prefect body was announced. The prefects are:

Melissa

Aitchison

Thami

Benayo

Nicoletta

Betci

Alyssa

Blows

Hilaria

Dassala

Bianca

de Beer

Jason

Dickinson

Morgan

du Plessis

Joshua

Gladwin

Brayden

Grobler

Stephen

Hutcheon

Suhail

Jeeva

Phumi

Makhoba

Zoe

Naude

Nicholas

Pres

James

Snyders

Calvin

Stevens

Emma

Theisen

Olivia

van Honschooten

 

The prefect body 2017.

 

 

Head Girl – Melissa Aitchison receiving her badge from her parents.

 

Deputy Head Girl – Morgan du Plessis receiving her badge from her mother.

 

Head Boy – James Snyders with his parents.

 

Deputy Head Boy – Brayden Grobler. All smiles

 

HEAD PREFECTS at DUNVEGAN PRIMARY SCHOOL

           

YEAR

BOYS

GIRLS

1974

Trevor Ormerod

Anne Pechey

1975

Gavin Dedlow

Janet Fowler

1976

Wayne Hadley

Debra Mackley

1977

Robert Hart

Bridget Daniell

1978

Stuart Sutton

Hayley Gill

1979

Roy Midlane

Gillian Cousins

1980

Glenn Fullerton

Lisa Owen

1981

Richard Smith

Yvonne Pitman

1982

Gavin Thom

Emma Johnston

1983

Michael Michael

Joanne Gosher

1984

Trevor Thom

Moira Matthee

1985

Angus Fullerton

Linda Edwards

1986

Dallas Fell

Ursula Munitich

1987

Gavin de Lange

Dianne Webber

1988

Gareth White

Kelli Wilson

1989

Byron Steyn

Lorraine Araujo

1990

Marek Busfy

Christelle Mervin

1991

Andre van Honschooten

Kerryn Thompson

1992

Christian Horsfall

Cheryl White

1993

Russell Yong

Lyndal Thompson

1994

Murray Jardine

Jennifer Carmichael

1995

Ross Goodwin

Taryn Mann

1996

Andrew Greenan

Hayley Hutton

1997

Philip Richards

Kerry Lee Carew

1998

David Reid

Michelle Matthews

1999

David Peyton

Lauren Hutton

2000

Michael Cellier

Michelle Hutton

2001

Terence Slater

Laura Skopelitis

2002

Graham Peyton

Lisa Wallace

2003

Bradley Reid

Nadine Jacobsen

2004

Steven Harty

Kirsten Cellier

2005

Jason Scott

Tatum Russo

2006

Cesare Chiappini

Michelle Silva

2007

Miguel Pregueiro

Taonga Zulu

2008

Duncan Braithwaite

Stephanie Fichardt

2009

Daniel Kempe

Kayleigh Welch

2010

Matthew Wilmot

Erinn Payne

2011

Matthew Pepin

Robyn Stark

2012

Tiago Dos Santos

Karen Hsu

2013

Christopher Roberts

Carmen Parker

2014

Declan Brogden

Kirsten Dickinson

2015

Ethan Martyn

Erin Mildenhall

2016

Joshua Hutcheon

Saskia Rabie

2017

James Snyders

Melissa Aitchison

 

PREFECT TRAINING

The training for the prefects was held on Wednesday 3rd March. This is a valuable day where the prefects learn about themselves, their fellow prefects, how to lead and have a bit of fun while learning.

 

All smiles while we enjoy our lunch.

 

Working together is important to a prefect body.

 

Tied up in knots. Help!!

 

Leap of faith. Up, up and away.