What does your role entail?
As the Language and Communications Prefect is a new role, I am still trying to figure out all of the details my job entails; however, I believe one of the key aspects of my role is to facilitate and ease communication amongst students and teachers. One way I found of doing so was The Lion, the new student-led magazine; I have dedicated a lot of time and had the most fun working on it with my team.
What was the most stressful part of the Prefect application process and why?
The letter of application, for me, was very stressful. Even though I love to write, I wanted it to be perfect, so I found myself constantly checking over everything to ensure that there wasn’t a flaw in my writing.
What is the most common misconception people have about the prefects?
I believe the biggest misconception people have about the prefects is that the only thing we do is wear gowns at the assembly, and sit in the front role: that is actually one of the minor jobs the role entails.
Why did you want to be a prefect?
The school has given me so much throughout the years, and I wanted give back to the community I studied at for so long. Thanks to it, I have friends I can call family, and a place to call home.
What would you say to your 12-year-old self?
If you’re not happy, the story’s not over. Everything happens for a reason, or, as I say, maktub.
How does your Prefect role link to your future career?
I want to work in Media and Communications, so I have the ideal job for that. It allowed me to learn more about my future career, and confirm my passion for it.
What was the hardest question they asked you in your interview?
They asked me what I believed were the two biggest issues in the world currently.
What have the last few months as a Prefect taught you?
In the last few months, I found that I can rely on my Prefect counterparts, highlighting the importance of teamwork and dedication.
What is one thing you want to change in school?
I want pupils to feel comfortable voicing their feelings, and issues, as all of them are equally as important.
Any advice for prospective prefects?
Just be honest; even if it sounds cheesy, if it’s real, it counts.