In a school, organisation is critical, as is the inclusion of students as part of that organisation. The position of prefect is a position of responsibility and one which provides an important connection between pupils and staff. The Prefect Team has an important role throughout the entire school community: they are responsible for helping set the tone amongst the student body and for maintaining and enhancing the culture of Hoxton Park High School.
Prefects are significant role models and therefore are expected to demonstrate the values of the Hoxton Park High School in their daily lives as well as encouraging them in others – both in and out of school.
Being a prefect means providing leadership to the student body in the school, assisting teachers with various duties like the canteen and front gate duties, assisting in the organisation and running of various functions and actively participating in the development of school spirit and pride and upholding the traditions and values of Hoxton Park High School.
The role of prefect provides the opportunity for students to be educated and equipped on their roles as leaders and how they can effectively and efficiently carry out their responsibilities for the benefit of all. The role of prefect also brings out the students' leadership qualities for higher responsibilities in future. The current opportunity which prefects have to serve is a stepping stone for them to become greater and better leaders in future, with a desire to render selfless service as well as respect the rights of those they lead.