Children who wish to contribute in service to their school and get involved in many aspects of daily school life can nominate themselves to be selected as a Library monitor in Year 6. The final selection process is made and these children learn library skills taught them by our School Librarian. Once this is done, Library monitors follow duty rosters for break duty. Children are responsible for the orderliness of the school library, issuing and returning of library books and following up on new books that are logged weekly. A Junior School prefect in Year 7 oversees library duties.
Chesterhouse Junior School Prefects
Every year a group of prefects is selected to begin prefect duty when they start in Year 7. This programme is to engage children in developing their leadership skills. Prefect selection is something that our staff handle with care and a variety of votes are submitted by peers in their classes, younger children in the Junior School, the teachers that work with them and school management.
In keeping with our ethos of service to our community, prefects are given leadership roles through the portfolios that they are responsible for. The portfolios are:
Head prefects and the two Deputy prefects are in charge of discipline
- A prefect in charge of academics assisting with curriculum Olympiads and the school’s annual Literacy Quiz
- A prefect in charge of culture who assists with Eisteddfods, talent shows, cultural evenings, choir festivals and the school production held every second year
- A prefect in charge of sport who report every Friday at assembly on the sports events of the previous week and assist with all sports events such as galas and sports days
- A prefect in charge of outreach who report back on the successes of the various outreach projects at the school. The prefects allocated to this portfolio ensure the success of the Blue Mountains Primary Christmas Party. Chesterhouse Junior School has recently joined the Early Acts organisation affiliated to the Interact Clubs.
- A prefect responsible for public relations and worship who oversees the worship assemblies at the school. The prefect responsible for this portfolio ensures that the Chesterhouse image is maintained and prefects are the pupil link for visiting schools and when our children interact with other schools.