2015 Boys’ School Prefect Team
Tuesday, 3 February 2015
On the first day of the new school year, the 2015 Boys’ School prefects were commissioned at a special service attended by their parents and invited guests. For the parents of the newly elected Head Boy, Michael Hiddleston and Deputy Head Boy, Benjamin Humphries, this was a particularly proud day. These are two fine young men who will lead the School well.
Reverend Reuben Hardie opened by leading the School in prayer reminding the boys that at Saint Kentigern, leadership has service at its heart.
Principal, Mr Peter Cassie welcomed Head of College, Mr Steve Cole who introduced this year’s College Head Boy, Oliver Hadfield. Oliver is a former Boys’ School student who has made his mark at the College. Oliver spoke to the boys with great confidence speaking of the importance of our Saint Kentigern values and encouraging them to always ‘aspire to be their best.’
Mr Cassie came forward to challenge both Michael and Benjamin with the Prefect Pledge: ‘Gentlemen, do you promise to uphold the values and standards of Saint Kentigern School and to serve its students, teachers and parents to the best of your ability and for the glory of God?’ The boys signed the Prefect Ledger, first started in 1995, then introduced the rest of their prefect team to the School, as they in turn accepted the duties of leadership.
In closing Mr Cassie quoted John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the US, ‘If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.’
HEAD BOY: MICHAEL HIDDLESTON
Michael is in his eighth year at the Boys’ School and has consistently been a hard-working, reliable, all-round student who has achieved academically at the highest level. At the end of Year 7 he received an Academic Excellence Award and was first in social studies, science and art. He is fully involved in the co-curricular life of the School taking part in Kapa Haka, last year’s performance of ‘Rats’ and offering service in the Chapel. He was also the Year 7 cross country champion and represented the School in athletics and hockey. Michael’s ever-positive mind set and selfless attitude make him an idea role model for our students and well-deserving of this important leadership role.
DEPUTY HEAD BOY: BENJAMIN HUMPHRIES
Benjamin is a determined and confident young man who always delivers above and beyond what is expected of him. He is a gifted sportsman, representing the School in tennis, hockey and athletics. He also won the Year 7 tennis championship. Benjamin also excels in our cultural groups, particularly music where he plays for the orchestra and award-winning jazz band. Enthusiastic and determined, he is admired by his peers for the energy and commitment he brings to all he undertakes. These characteristics make him an ideal choice for leadership duties.
2015 PREFECT TEAM
Head Boy: Michael Hiddleston
Deputy Head Boy: Ben Humphries
Chapel: Flynn Cornelius Gilbert
Academic: William Hadfield
Cultural: Anthony Gu
Sport: George Falconer