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 2019-2020 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. During a Secondary assembly we 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:
Julianna Mester (Head Girl)
Being Deputy Head Girl last year was an incredible experience and I was able to learn so much from our former Head Boy and Head Girl. As this year’s Head Girl I hope to encourage students to get more involved in activities and events, to excel in their studies and to grow as human beings. I cannot wait for the events we have lined up for this year and the student leadership team has already begun to organise them. Hope everyone has a great school year!
Vasco de Graaff (Head Boy)
This year I am looking forward to being a key part of student leadership at HeadStart. I strongly believe that students should be able to express their opinions and push for the changes they want to see in school. This is able to happen through our student leadership team that we are constantly trying to improve and become more efficient at addressing student concerns. We want to get students more involved with all the activities we have planned. Hope everyone has a great start to the year!
Evan Lee (Deputy Head Boy)
Hello, My name is Evan. I’m 16 years old and currently studying in year 12. Although I am Korean, I have lived in Thailand for my entire life. I have only been in HeadStart for 2 years. However, I’m very pleased to be contributing to our community as Deputy Head Boy this year. I will try my best to help the students and school by presenting myself as a great role model for my peers. As the HeadStart community continues to develop, I hope we can encourage more students to take part in activities and events this year.
Lucy Mester (Deputy Head Girl)
Hello, I’m Lucy from year 12. I’m half Australian and half French and I’m HeadStart’s 2019-2020 Deputy Head Girl. I’ve been at the school for over 7 years and have seen the school grow into what it is today. I’m excited to work with the students, parents and teachers to continue to create a safe and fun learning environment. I hope I can make a positive impact on the HeadStart community and help the progression of the school.
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.