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Heads of College and Prefects

Our Heads of College and Prefects are important leaders in the Senior College. These roles are appointed (students do not apply) through peer vote and staff vote.

The Year 12 Leadership Day is a key event that identifies potential Year 13 leaders for the following year. The day, which is held early in Term 4, is also structured to develop leadership skills, help Year 12 students bond as a future Year 13 leadership group, and challenge them, in a fun environment.

A selection meeting involving all Secondary School staff is held in October each year, with interview short lists drawn up. Once the list has been finalised, students are contacted, and interviews are held. The Heads and Deputies of College, and Heads of Boarding are announced at the end-of-year prizegiving. The rest of the Prefect team is announced in early December.

A Prefect Leadership Camp is held at Castle Hill in December each year, with the Prefects’ Induction at the first assembly of Term 1.

Heads of College and Prefects’ Key Tasks

  • Uphold the reputation of St Andrew’s College inside and outside the College;
  • Encourage all members of the College to respect College standards and rules;
  • Encourage all members of the College to be co-operative and supportive of each other;
  • Participate fully in chapel services and assemblies;
  • Be an ambassador for the College as required;
  • Actively mix with younger students and make an effort to talk to them;
  • Fulfil duties as assigned by the HOSC;
  • Give encouragement and advice to others when required;
  • Set the tone and lead by example;
  • Speak to other year groups as and when required;
  • Initiate whole College activities;
  • Be in attendance before the start of assemblies to see students are seated and quiet;
  • Be courteous, friendly and helpful to other students, staff and visitors;
  • In consultation with student support services, act as mentors to junior students;
  • Attend Prefects’ Leadership Camp and subsequent prefect leadership events;
  • Organise Prefects’ Assembly;
  • Behave in exemplary fashion at all times;
  • Promote and organise community cause day in Term 1;
  • Provide feedback to Prefect team at end of Term 2 (Heads, Deputies).