Head Boy and Head Girl
The Head Boy & Head Girl are considered to be role models and must act accordingly. They are chosen from students who exemplify good behavior, grades and attendance. They supervise the Prefects and ensure their duties are being carried out. The Head Boy & Girl may be asked to represent the school at public events and may be asked to make speeches. It is the highest honor the school can give to any student.
The selection process for Head Boy & Head Girl involves each candidate collecting two nominations from two different teachers to demonstrate that they are suitable candidates. Candidates also must write a personal statement, explaining why they are the best choice for the position. Each candidate is interviewed by the Head of Pastoral Care. In the interviews each candidate will be asked a number of questions relating to the role of Head Boy & Head Girl. The final decision rests with the Head and Deputy Head of Secondary.
The role of Head boy and Head Girl includes jobs such as running and organising the Student Council, supervising the Prefects. In addition, the Head Boy & Head Girl will participate in flag raising, talking to the whole school about various issues, giving speeches at award ceremonies and other events in the school throughout the year.
Student Leadership for 2018-2019 Academic Year
By Ms Gemma Caines, Head of Sixth Form
The last few weeks have been politically charged here at HeadStart, with elections for School Council representatives, Prefect applications and Deputy Head Girl and Boy interviews taking place. Last Friday, secondary assembly announced all our student leaders and we were delighted that more students than ever had put themselves forward for positions of leadership. This speaks of the generosity of spirit, the commitment to positive change making and, not least, a fair amount of bravery on the part of our students. Student Leadership at HeadStart is led by our Head Girl and Boy, supported by their Deputies. Here they introduce themselves and tell us a bit about what they hope to achieve during their time in office:
Natanicha Chaloemtoem, Head Girl
Hi, I’m Natasha from year 13. I am this academic year’s Head Girl. I have been in HeadStart for almost 4 years now and have experienced an incredible tight knit community that shows constant support to all its students. I am incredibly excited to spend my last year at this school developing student leadership and serving the school community.
Marco Bakobza De La Roza, Head Boy
Hey, I’m Marco from year 13. I’m this year’s Head Boy, and I feel ready and motivated to represent Headstart and help make positive changes to the school where I have been learning for nearly four years now. This year, the school has expanded and with it our new student leadership committee. We hope to help students and parents feel even happier and make everyone feel welcome in our big family, Headstart.
Julianna Mester, Deputy Head Girl
Hello, I’m Julianna from year 12, I’m half Australian and half French and I am HeadStart’s 2018-2019 Deputy Head Girl. I’m excited to help students step out of their comfort zone and hope to help create many great events and opportunities to reward our hardworking students and teachers.
Vasco De Graaff, Deputy Head Boy
Hey, I’m Vasco from year 12. I have been in the school for over 6 years and I’m excited to become a part of student leadership. I believe it is important for students to develop their personalities and character during their school life. This year, we hope to get HeadStart students even more involved in community work and activities, to help us develop ourselves as individuals.
Introduction by Kim Bomnuri, Prefect in Year 12
Prefects are not someone who restricts a student’s behaviour at school, but are there to be a guide and a role model to follow. Consequently, being a prefect essentially requires certain characteristics. Responsibility, awareness, leadership, fluent communication, and being present at all times are some of the features which, in my opinion, a prefect should have.
A strong prefect tries their best to communicate well with everyone with a bright smile in the school and isn’t afraid to question, suggest and advise some of their peers. They should also demonstrate the appropriate attitudes that are important to follow, such as giving the maximum effort to all the tasks set from teachers, parents, classmates and of course, within.
Being a prefect at Headstart is an honor, a valuable experience and another motivational task for any student to put maximum effort into.