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Penrith Selective High School

Penrith Selective High School

Altiora Peto - Striving for the highest

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Student Leadership positions are held in high regard by the principal, staff, parents and community at Penrith Selective High School. Our student leaders are representative of our school values. They are key participants in both the modelling of standards for their peers and younger students as well as the proactive development of activities that represent the school community.

The position of Prefect is one of the highest levels of student office.

Our School Captains are the highest ranked position within the student body.

Year 11 students may apply for the positions of School Prefect during the nomination process in Term 2. 

A total of up to 30 Prefects will be chosen during the elections. A strong commitment to maintain a 50-50 gender balance is adhered to each year. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, there will be 15 males and 15 females within the Prefect body. This includes the Captains, Vice Captains and Senior Prefects

All positions will be announced at a School Assembly and Captains, Vice-Captains and Prefects elect will be inducted at the Prefect Induction Ceremony. School Prefects to sign a contract, which details the work, roles and responsibilities and behaviour expected for the position.

Duties and responsibilities will commence in Week 1, Term 3 of Year 11, relieving the current Year 12 Captains of their responsibilities so they can prepare for their HSC Examinations. School prefects are expected to set and uphold a high standard of behaviour, demonstrate an excellent work ethic, be organised and, maintain a high standard of academic achievement across the curriculum.

All members of the Prefect body have a portfolio that they lead and at least one other that they support to ensure a leadership density within the group.

Penrith Selective High School Prefect Model and Portfolios