Prefects and Portfolios, 2019

Head Prefect - Millar Rewi
Deputy Head Prefect - Aidan de Souza, Louie Ferigo, Curtis Finnigan, Corey Kellow
Head Boarder- Curtis Finnigan
Deputy Head Boarder- Connor Deere
Prefect Group - Ray Emata, David Foley, Benedict Hardie, Brian Lealiifano, Tomasi Maliepo, Alfred Metzler, Niko Schollum, Jarrod Wallace

Head Prefect - Millar Rewi
Millar is the first of his family to attend Sacred Heart College and has a younger brother in Year 9. He attended Bombay Primary School before beginning at Sacred Heart in Year 7. This year, Millar is boarding in the Hostel and is enjoying living on site. Millar gained an excellence endorsement in the Level 1 and 2 NCEA exams and his academic goal for the year is to gain excellence in Level 3. He is considering studying engineering in 2030. Millar is very involved in co curricular activities - Millar has been a member of the Kapa Haka group since Year 8 and this year leads the group with Luc Ravel. He was in the Rugby Institute in Year 8, coached with Br Dunstan last year and his goal is to make the 1st XV this year. Millar is very honoured to be chosen as Head prefect for 2019 and knows this is a leadership role not to be taken lightly. His aim is to continue on the good work done by Jack last year, be a great leader within the Kapa Haka group and a role model for the younger boys. His leadership will be inclusive, wanting all the Year 13 cohort to be involved this year.

Deputy Head Prefect - Aidan de Souza
Aidan attended Mt Carmel Primary School before beginning at Sacred Heart in Year 7. Aidan gained an excellence endorsement the LEvel 1 and 2 NCEA exams and is aim this year is to achieve Level 3 with excellence and also sit up to five scholarship exams. He is looking at studying either medicine or engineering in 2020. Aidan is very involved in a number of the arts - playing the bassoon he is head of the Premier Concert Band, member of the Jazz Band and the Orchestra. Aidan has been awarded a prestigious Arts Tie, is the Premier Advanced debating captain, coaches debating and was in the school production of Blood Brothers last year. He plays a number of sports in social teams and has a brown belt in karate. Aidan is also the student representative on the Board of Trustees which he is really enjoying and learning a lot from. His goals this year are to lead from the front, support Millar as best he can. He is very enthusiastic and is honoured to be elected Deputy Head Prefect.

Deputy Head Prefect - Louie Ferigo
Louie is the youngest of three Ferigo boys to have attended Sacred Heart College. Prior to coming to Sacred Heart in Year 7, Louie attended Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School. Academically, Louie gained a merit endorsement in Level 1 and an excellence endorsement in Level 2 NCEA exams. This year his goal is an excellence in Level 3. Louie has been an integral part of the very successful Premier Water Polo team for the past three years, and has also coached younger boys for the past three years. In 2018, Louie represented NZ at the U18 Water Polo World Champs. His goals this year are to achieve well in his study, win all Water Polo tournaments and to help lead the school. Louie is very happy to be chosen as Deputy Head Prefect and is looking forward to his year as a leader. 

Deputy Head Prefect and Head Boarder - Curtis Finnigan
Curtis is the first in his immediate family to attend Sacred Heart although his uncles are Old Boys. He has a younger brother who is still at Marion Catholic School in Hamilton, where Curtis also attended for his primary and intermediate years. Curtis began at Sacred Heart as a boarder in Year 9. He enjoys the brotherhood of the hostel and having time to manage his studies and sport. Curtis passed NCEA Level 1 and 2 with a merit endorsement and has a goal of merit or higher for Level 3 this year. In co-curricular activities, Curtis has been a member of the Kapa Haka group since Year 9, he is a member of the Agricultural group, was in the Cricket Institute in Years 9 and 10 but now concentrates on Rugby. His goals this year are to be a role model for the younger students, work closely with Millar and the other deputies, and as Head Boarder, be more involved with the new boarders and help Br John. He would also like to make the 1A Rugby team. Curtis feels privileged and initially a little overwhelmed to be chosen as a Deputy Head Prefect and Head Boarder. He is excited about the year ahead and would like to instill in younger students that they can do anything. 

Deputy Head Prefect - Corey Kellow
Corey is the first in his family to attend Sacred Heart College. He started here in Year 7 after attending Shelly Park Primary in Howick. Corey achieved well in NCEA Level 1 and 2 with an excellence endorsement in both years, his goal for Level 3 is the same. He is considering engineering or the Air Force when he leaves school. In co-curricular activities Corey is also an integral member of our highly successful Premier Water Polo team and was also in the 1st XV last year. His goals for sport this year are the three Water Polo trophies, making the 1st XV, contending the 1A title and making the Blues U18 trials. Corey was a selected for the NZ School Boys team in 2018 and hopes to repeat this in 2019. He is delighted to have been chosen as Deputy Head Prefect and is excited to try a new leadership role. He would like students to leave school as well-rounded individuals and not just have one area of strength. He recognises there will be new challenges ahead with  a new Principal and is looking forward to helping in any way he can.

Board of Trustees' Representative - Aidan de Souza
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 - Millar Rewi, Aidan de Souza
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 2019 Pillars of ‘A Commitment to Diligence'. 

Secretary - Jarrod Wallace
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.

Academic - Ray Emata
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.

Arts - Benedict Hardie
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.

Communication - Jarrod
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. 

Cultural - Brian Lealiifano, Tomasi Maliepo, Curtis Finnigan
The Cultural Prefects work with and support, the leaders of the Tongan, Samoan and Kapa Haka groups. This is ongoing throughout the year, but a major focus early in the year is Fia Fia Night and Polyfest.

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.

Learning Support - David Foley
This is a new Prefects Portfolio in 2018. These Prefects will mentor to students that access Learning Support, occasional help with students’ homework/assignments, promote the Department and help to create ways to make the department more accessible, help test new digital equipment and help at parents’ evenings.

Music - Alfred Metzler
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 also make a considerable contribution to the Senior Concert Band, Jazz Band, Senior Choir and all other premier musical groups within the College.

Peer Support and Mentoring - Connor Deere, Niko Schollum
This was a portfolio introduced in 2018. These Prefects will help support students new to Sacred Heart College, be peer mentors/leaders, help integrate students new to Sacred Heart College who arrive after Year 9 and work with Mrs Ioka to facilitate peer group meetings.

School Spirit - Corey Kellow, Louie Ferigo, Curtis Finnigan
As the School Spirit Prefects of 2018 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 - Brian Lealiifano, Tomasi Maliepo
The role of the Social Services Prefects 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.

Sport -  Corey Kellow, Louie Ferigo
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 - Ray Emata, Niko Schollum
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 2019
Aidan de Souza Connor Deere Ray Emata Louie Ferigo  Curtis Finnigan
David Foley Benedict Hardie Corey Kellow Brian Lealiifano Tomasi Maliepo
Alfred Metzler Millar Rewi Niko Schollum Jarrod Wallace