Prefects and Portfolios, 2017

This year a group of 20 boys, who have shown strong leadership skills, has been elected Prefects for 2017.

In 2017 we are very proud to announce our Head Prefect Lemeki Namoa, who will be ably assisted by two deputies: James Fitz-Gerald and Joshua Purdon.

Head Prefect - Lemeki Namoa
Lemeki attended St Joseph's in Onehunga before starting at Sacred Heart College in Year 7. He has been a member of the Sports Institute for Rugby from Years 7 to 10 and represents the school in 1stXV Rugby, Senior Touch and Sevens.  Lemeki has achieved highly in NCEA Levels 1 and 2 and his goal this year is to pass Level 3 with an Excellence endorsement. He has has also been an integral member of the Tongan Cultural Group and is a excellent public speaker. Lemeki most values the brotherhood of the students and knowing that at Sacred Heart you always have a place to call home. He is nervous and excited about the year ahead, but is looking forward to getting to know the younger boys and giving back to the College. 


Deputy Head Prefect - James Fitz-Gerald
James attended Remuera Primary before commencing Sacred Heart in Year 7. He has been a integral part of the Rowing team for several years and holds the position of Rowing Captain for the 2016/2017 season. James was in the Rowing Sports Institute in Years 9 and 10 and during the winter season he plays Rugby. Academically James wishes to continue his Excellence endorsement through to Level 3 and sit several Scholarship exams at the end of this year. James hope to study either Law and Commerce, or Engineering next year. James values the inclusiveness of Sacred Heart, feeling welcome from day one. James feels privileged  to be chosen as Deputy Head Prefect and his goal for the year is to leave a legacy and to further enhance the special environment of this College. James has an Uncle and a Grandfather who are Old Boys of the school, and follows his brothers Henry ('12)  and Connor ('13).

Deputy Head Prefect - Joshua Purdon
Josh attended Meadowbank Primary before commencing Sacred Heart in Year 7. He has been a integral part of the Rowing team for several years and holds the position of Deputy Rowing Captain for the 2016/2017 season. Josh also competes in Cross-Country and plays Rugby and was in the Rugby Sports Institute from Years 7 to 10. Josh has gained an Excellence endorsement in NCEA Levels 1 and 2 and aims to continue this through to Level 3 and also sit several Scholarship exams at the end of this year. Josh is planning to study Engineering next year. Josh believes the school spirit and camaraderie of the students is what makes Sacred Heart special for him. Josh feels thrilled he has been chosen as Deputy Head Prefect and feels it is testament to the work and effort he has put in over the past six years. His goal for the year is to work with the Prefect group and the Year 13 cohort to further enhance the school character. He sees 2017 as a year of challenges, important events and having a good balance of academic, sporting and cultural pursuits.


Board of Trustees' Representative
Louis Addock
The role of Student Representative on the Board of Trustees is to liaise with the Student Council and to voice student concerns and ideas at Board meetings. It is an important role supporting strong professional leadership and effective teaching for all students through informed governance. The Student Representative is also Chair of the Student Council which meets two to three times each term to discuss and identify the issues and needs of the Student Body. The Student Council is made up of representatives from each year level. 

Special Character
Lemeki Namoa
The special character of our College is the Catholic, Marist and Champagnat Charism. This is at the very heart of all that we are and all that we do. It is this that defines us and differentiates us from other schools. The Prefects charged with Special Character need to ensure that all students learn and recognise this.  It is important that students learn from and carry on the teachings that have been so ably fashioned by St Marcellin and instilled in the College by his Marist Brothers. These teachings provide the student body, with the values and moral codes with which to conduct themselves. The Prefect body will ensure this year that the Catholic, Marist and Champagnat Charism is practically put into action as we concentrate on our 2017 Pillars of ‘A Spirit of Simplicity' and 'A Presence for Others'. 

Kurt Dickie
The role of Secretary to the Prefect body is to coordinate and manage fellow Prefects, staff members and school associates with regard to all activities involving the Sacred Heart Prefect group throughout the school year. The role is integral to the smooth running of the Prefect group. The Secretary must constantly liaise and communicate with peers and staff and at the same time guide the Prefect body and assist the Head Prefect, as well as the wider College, to get the best out of whatever needs to be accomplished throughout the school year.

Henry Evans, James Fitz-Gerald, Heinrich Metzler and Liam Smyth

The Academic Prefect role involves leading and supporting students as they strive for the best academic results possible. In particular, the Academic Prefects assist in the running of the after-school study center, assisting any students with homework and assignments. Working alongside Mr Cornford, we strive to promote academic excellence for each student at Sacred Heart.

Louis Addock and Charlie Stone, assisted by Josh Key and Liam Zinzley

The role of the Art Prefects is largely based throughout the creative energy and ideas of the student body. They encompass subjects such as Painting, Photography and Design where the imagination is expressed and nurtured. We are responsible for any all art based projects the school chooses to pursue, these include murals, logos and posters. The Art Prefect also focuses on activities such as debating and handles the annual arts-tie assembly each year, where Old Boys of the college return who have made contributions to the arts over their long and prosperous careers.

Kurt Dickie assisted by Matthew Dell and Liam Smyth
This role entails liaising with the College Communications Manager to distribute important information to the school community. The role also entails writing and organising articles for the College Yearbook and helping with the design. 

Josh Hatton and Rudolf Keil, assisted by Rob Dymond, Henry Evans and Tim Everitt

The Fair Prefects are involved with most of the logistical planning and work before, during and after the Fair. This includes collecting, sorting and storing the goods that are brought in prior to the Fair. The Fair Prefects help with setting up stalls, operation on the day, especially selling quick-fire raffle tickets, and with the clean-up.

Rudolf Keil assisted by Macauley Casey
The role of the Music Prefect is vital in the Music Department and in all things musical throughout the wider school community. The Music Prefects must work together with the Head of Department to organise, plan and introduce school concerts, solo performances, group performances, trips and all the school’s sound and music requirements. They are also vital in informing the wider school community about major musical events within the College. The Music Prefects have a considerable input with the set-lists of acts at concerts, assemblies and Chapel performances. The Music Prefects also make a considerable contribution to the Senior Concert Band, Jazz Band, Senior Choir and all other premier musical groups within the College.

School Spirit
Tim Everitt, Josh Hatton and Josh Purdon, assisted by Jonathan Ansley 

As the School Spirit Prefects of 2017 our role is to continue to enhance the brotherhood throughout the College. Our aim is to support our sports teams and enhance Sacred Heart's reputation as one of the leading sports schools in the nation.

Social Services
Charlie Stone
The role of the Social Services Prefect is to walk in the footsteps of St Marcellin Champagnat by serving Sacred Heart College and the wider community. Our work is carried out through aid organisations such as Caritas and Young Vinnies and ensures that Sacred Heart is ever present in our wider community. Our service for the underprivileged is not only  in the form of fundraising but through practical and physical support as well. Our ultimate aim is to serve and support those that need it most.

Jonathan Ansley, Macauley Casey, Matthew Dell, Rob Dymond, Josh Key,  Theo Wright and Liam Zinzley

The role of the Sports Prefects is to help continue Sacred Heart's success on the sports fields and to ensure the sporting culture at the College is a positive one. We will work with the Director of Sport, Mr Guise and help him in his various roles. We will promote excellence as well as participation in all areas of sport and we will put up our hand to help any young athlete who needs it.

International Students
Josh Key and Theo Wright
The role of the International Students Prefect is to help assist new International Students to the College integrate in all areas of the school.

 Prefects 2017
Louis Addock Jono Ansley Macauley Casey Matthew Dell  Kurt Dickie
Robert Dymond Henry Evans Tim Everitt James Fitz-Gerald Joshua Hatton
Rudolf Keil Joshua Key Heinrich Metzler  Lemeki Namoa Josh Purdon
Liam Smyth Charlie Stone Theo Wright Liam Zinzley  
Prefects are also responsible for homerooms within the College. Homeroom Prefects fall into two teams:
The Year 9 team - headed by Josh Purdon
The Year 8 team - headed by James Fitz-Gerald
8GL Liam Zinzley
8MG Charlie Stone
8MS Rob Dymond
8SW Macauley Casey
The Year 7 team - headed by James Fitz-Gerald
7AW  Heinrich Metzler
7KS  Theo Wright
7PE Louis Addock
7PP Joshua Key
7SE Henry Evans