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2021 Prefect Training

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 14, 2021 1:26:13 PM

This year’s grade-twelve student leaders spent a stormy Labour Day preparing for their new prefect roles. They had the opportunity to attend various workshops and events designed to aid them in their leadership positions. Teambuilding activities, self-care education, and Covid-19 preparedness are just some of the things the prefects learned about throughout the day. This year’s prefects have generated many wonderful ideas and have already set lots of plans in motion, including the welcome games for new student boarders. The training culminated in the students receiving their prefect ties at a lovely barbeque in the Headmaster’s home.  


Our 2021 prefect group after receiving their ties

To bring some perspective, prefects are Grade 12 students who are chosen by the faculty, based on their contributions as exemplary student leaders. A prefect exemplifies a myriad of characteristics for what it means to be a great leader, student, athlete, and friend, symbolizing our core values of gentleness, learning, dignity, and respect. Prefects lead by example. From planning dances, fundraisers, events for students and the end-of-the-year festivities, such as prom and alumni dinners, to being on duty in dorms, the life of a prefect is busy and the responsibilities are seemingly never-ending. However, the members of our prefect body are given the respect they deserve and their duties do not go unnoticed nor without appreciation. Volunteering in chapel, the local food bank, and fundraising for cancer research through the Terry Fox Foundation, is not only work that is appreciated by those in need, but it is also rewarding for these leaders as they are giving back to their community and school. 

Prefects at King’s-Edgehill have exposure to different forms of leadership like how to plan events, work collaboratively, and build upon leadership skills that they can utilize for the rest of their lives. Not only does being a prefect benefit the student themselves, but it also benefits everyone around them. Teachers have students they can rely on for support in and out of the classroom, and coaches see prefect leadership on the ice, basketball court and soccer field and younger students can look up to and model themselves off of the leadership of their prefects. 

We would like to extend a special thank you to Mrs. Sasaki and Ms. Schafer for their contributions to the prefects this year and for organizing and running prefect training.

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