Epping Boys High School

Strive to achieve

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Prefects

The Epping Boys High School prefect body is the senior student leadership group within the school with the traditional role of serving both the school and broader community.

Each year, the prefect body of 28-30 members, is elected in Term 3 after completing an application to be prefect and then going through an interview process, the final candidates are then voted on by the school staff, their peers (fellow Year 11 students) and students in Years 9, 10 and 12. Once elected, they undertake a leadership training camp for three days at the Great Aussie Bush Camp at Kincumber. During this time, they establish key goals for their term of office which may include a particular project or activity relevant to their year of service.

At the conclusion of the camp they choose the executive positions of captain, vice-captain and senior prefect and are formally inducted at an assembly attended by representatives of the school community.

The prefect body actively assist the school and community in the following ways:

  • Represent the school at official functions
  • Act as role models to younger boys in terms of behaviour, decorum and dress.
  • Monitor and assist in the maintenance of high standards of uniform.
  • Act as a mentor to a class group, one prefect to each class in Years 7 - 10.
  • Act as student hosts at official functions, such as Parent/Teacher Nights, orientation days, formal assemblies and other special occasions.
  • Communicate with and direct¬†students on the bus lines and canteen lines.
  • Coordinate school-based appeals and fund raising activities for community organisations.
  • Assist the Rotary Club of Epping in support of senior citizens (in conjunction with Cheltenham Girls' High School)
  • Run the BBQ for Year 12 on the day of HSC and ATAR results
  • Attend a weekly meeting to plan and discuss upcoming events and issues
  • Host and attend prefect network meetings.

Prefects' Pledge of Service

I give my word that:

  • I will uphold the good name of Epping Boys High School in every way that is open to me.
  • I will carry out my duties as a Prefect without fear of consequences or favour to anyone.
  • I will accept the leadership of the Captain and give him loyal support.
  • I will do my utmost to assist the Principal and members of staff in the maintenance of good order and discipline.
  • I will set an example to others in diligence and in study, in grooming, bearing and behaviour.
  • I will in all activities associated with the school be guided by its motto: Strive to Achieve.