Only a relative handful of our students receive the rewards of leadership. St George’s has such a high calibre intake of prospective leaders and highly responsible students that selecting a few for “Prefectship” or House or School Captain, is always a tough decision, inevitably leaving perfectly able students disappointed at their lack of appointment.
New to St George’s? Do not despair at gaining status! Annually, many new Georgians have been made Prefects, House Captains, School Captains or Deputy School Captains, Boarding Prefects or Boarding Captains! Be pro-active, join in!
The Prefect process begins in January of Year 12. All students are invited to apply. Students can access further details on the shared area. The roles comprise of:
The School Captains (one boy and one girl) represent the Headmistress and his deputies in a range of ways. This may include making speeches at Open Evening, giving votes of thanks to visitors, reading in Chapel, delivering Assemblies, representing the Headmistress or the student body and organising whole School events, such as Education for Africa Day.
The Deputy School Captains (one boy and one girl) deputise for the School Captains and assist them in their roles. This may include organising the Charity Carol singing event, assisting with the organisation of the Senior Prefect Week of Fun, the Prefect Dinner and whole School student-led events.
Linked to the Head of House, House Captains (one boy and one girl) are the public face of the House. They assist the Head of House in a range of activities. This may include monitoring Prefect duties and the work of the responsibility system, undertaking book looks and Prep book checks, distributing School and House office materials, completing office administration information, helping to organise House Assembly with the Head of House and representing the House at School functions.
Deputy House Captains (one boy and one girl) deputise for the House Captains and will take on similar duties. They may also help to manage the House office preparing House lists, filing, assisting with typing, updating the House notice boards overseeing the organising of the locker system, taking minutes of meetings and a range of other tasks. House Captains and Deputy House Captains make up the House Senior Team.
The Prefects are linked to the House Captains and Deputy House Captains. They carry out duties on behalf of the School, including lunch and break duties and School tours. Prefects head up a specific responsibility area: Social, Charity, Community, Publicity, Development, Promotions.
Responsible for appointing teams for the House Sporting Competitions. They must also organise practices and ensure that teams play. They also encourage those in the younger years to get involved by giving them opportunities to be a part of House teams or be a part of the practices.
Responsible for co-ordinating House Drama Competitions, for running a House Drama Club, overseeing the House directors during the House Drama Competition and organising drama for House Assemblies. They also encourage those in the younger years to get involved by giving them opportunities to be a part of drama events including House Assemblies.
Responsible for co-ordinating House Music Competitions, for running musical events and organising music for House Assemblies. They also encourage those in the younger years to get involved by giving them opportunities to be a part of music events including House Assemblies.