Who are we?
The Prefects have been part of Fairmont since its inception in 1977.
They are a group of 24 matrics who are elected by their peers and staff to serve as the gatekeepers of school traditions and the embodiment of our Core Values of Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence. They have traditionally been an extension of the discipline arm of the school, upholding the School’s Code of Conduct, but more recently their focus has shifted to brand ambassadors and role models for our school rules and values.
Prefectship is based on the concept of servant leadership; serving their school community with humility and integrity. They are Fairmont’s leading citizens, setting an example for all to follow.
The Prefect Pledge
I promise to carry out my duties to the best of my ability, to involve myself in school activities, to preserve school traditions, to embody the core values of respect, integrity, service and excellence, to concern myself with the needs of others, and always be fair, honest, obedient and loyal.
Roles and Responsibilities
The Prefect Body is divided into four portfolios: the Executive, Academic, Co-Curricular and Pastoral portfolios. Each prefect is awarded a single portfolio to administrate and take charge of for the year. However, all prefects may be called upon to assist with any event which falls under the purview of the prefect body.
Structure of the Prefects
The Prefect body consists of 24 Matrics. The school will endeavour to have 12 boys and 12 girls.
The Executive Portfolio is made up of the Head Boy, Head Girl, Deputy Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl.
The other 20 Prefects are divided into the other three portfolios based on strengths and interests.
The Prefects are lead by the Prefect Executive as well as two teachers in charge: Mrs Nicolette Solomon and Mrs Elsabe Van Zyl.
Administrative Portfolio is in charge of:
Roaming duties during assemblies
Senior Academic Awards evening
Junior Academic Awards evening
Peer tutoring system
Liaison with ES and PI
Rule of the Week
Liaise with VN regarding discipline
Give feedback in assemblies
Co-Curricular Portfolio is in charge of:
Liaison with VN and CJ regarding sport matters
Liaison with BN regarding culture and societies
Assist with Society awards evening
Assist with One-Act plays
Assist in organising Grade 8 Athletics trials
Assist with Mr & Miss FHS
Assist with Annual Production
Assist with society & sport sign-up
Assist CH with Interhouse and Interschools athletics
Assist FD with swimming galas (officials and time keepers)
Assist with organising of Interhouse sporting competition
Assist with organising of Founder’s Day and Past Pupil’s Event
Assist SL with organising of FHS/DFM History Keynote Event
Assist with organising Spirit Week
Pastoral Portfolio is in charge of:
Prefect Buddy System
Prefect room décor and cleaning roster
Design and ordering of prefect T-shirts and other paraphernalia
Organising prefect development sessions (one per term)
Contact with other prefects at other schools
Organising the Settlers Prefect/RCL Contact
Mentoring of students
Birthdays and celebrations
Baby Photo Competition
Look after the morale of the prefect body
Maintain Prefect Board
Valentine’s Day programme