Introducing the 2019 Prefect Team

Introducing the 2019 Prefect Team

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Prefects have an important role to play at PHC. Applicants have undergone a rigorous application process. After submitting a formal letter of application they completed a presentation to the interview panel and some challenging interview questions.


We would like to congratulate the following students on being awarded their prefect posts.


Head of School: Reincy 

Deputy Head of School: Esme

Head of Boarding: Taylor 

Pastoral Prefect: Alex 

Head of Gloucester: Megan 

Head of Windsor: Pelveshe

Head of York: Saoirse







Our new prefect team would like to take this opportunity to introduce themselves and their plans for their time as prefects.


Head of School: Reincy 

I am really looking forward to being the Head of School at PHC, I have always admired the prefect team so I am extremely grateful to have been given this position. A prefect-ship for me is not just a literal title, within my role I will work closely with the prefect team and together hopefully leave a mark on PHC ’s history. Whilst I am in this position, I hope to be a role model for the lower year students’ and I would like to introduce a new system to create more support for students. I am here for everybody so do speak to me if you want to express your opinion or feelings about anything.

Throughout my 5 years at PHC, I have always enjoyed taking part in house activities especially house music, I have also been active in the school music department participating in school choir and orchestra. My favourite thing about PHC is that the school is like a big family, we are all sisters and brothers to each other and everyone can get so much support and opportunity in here. 

Deputy Head of School: Esme 

The prefect team has always been a prominent part of the school structure that I have admired, and I feel very lucky to be awarded the role of Deputy Head of School. As part of my role, I run School Council where I want to make sure every student has a voice and has a clear platform to make important contributions to the school. I will be working closely with the Head of School and all the members of the prefect team to ensure we work to the best of our ability. My role involves organisational, leadership and teamwork skills to do my job effectively. While in this position, I would love to make small, positive changes that improve every student's school environment and I welcome suggestion from the school so every student feels represented and supported by me. I am very excited to be able to make a positive and hopefully long-lasting contribution to school life for all.

Head of Boarding: Taylor 

As head of boarding I will closely work alongside the boarding staff to support their important roles within PHC. I am passionate about the boarder’s character development and wish to put in place practices that can encourage them to flourish throughout their journeys.

My aim throughout my post is to introduce ways our boarders can enjoy themselves whilst socialising across all year groups. I wish to encourage them to form strong relationships throughout the entire boarding house. I will direct and record boarding meetings to help meet the needs and wants of the boarders to make sure every boarder feels individually catered to. I will also help with bedtimes to ensure a close relationship with every boarder and make sure they all feel adequately supported. I feel lucky to be a role model to the boarders and feel privileged to work alongside such a selfless character such as Mrs Penberthy. I will try my best to emphasise the positive atmosphere she has already created within the house.


Pastoral Prefect: Alex 

I aim to:

  • Introduce more social events between the sixth form/year 11 and the younger years both inside and outside of school
  • To develop a new guardian system
  • Make more awareness of the anti-bullying committee
  • Help give advice to year 9s and 11’s when they are choosing their options
  • Set a good example of being a role model to the younger years and future prefects

Since joining the school in year 9, I have always admired the prefect team. As a pastoral prefect, I am kind, caring and able to give advice to anyone regardless of the situation, whether that is a problem with friendships or school work or anything. What I love about PHC is how supportive of each other and the support system that continues within PHC. I have always felt supported by my teachers and by my friends and I want everyone to feel the same support that I have felt.

Being a small school, each and every student can feel supported by each other by both their peers and by members of staff, as well as knowing each individual personally from their achievements and by their input into our community.

The Pastoral Prefect has always been such an important role within the prefect system and as Pastoral Prefect I organise and run both the anti-bullying committee, the Guardian Angels system and the Godmothering system. In the past, the best pastoral prefects have been trustworthy, kind, empathetic and supportive and I intend to continue this legacy.


Head of Gloucester: Megan 

During my time here, I have always looked up to the prefects and wanted to be one, especially head of house. A massive part of PHC, for me, has been the house system and being a part of Gloucester; it has given me so many opportunities to work with Gloucester’s from other years and be involved in different activities. I have loved being so involved in the warm, happy Gloucester spirit. I am so fortunate to be given the position of head of house.


I am looking forward to motivating students and getting them involved in as many house events as I can, even if they believe their strengths lie in other areas. Also, supporting them whenever they need me. Yes, it has been thirty-five years since we have won the Cockerill trophy, but I know with passion and determination from everyone in the house we will be victorious. We are all ready to put the extra time and effort to make that dream a reality. I am so proud of everyone in Gloucester and am ready to see what the next year brings for us as a community.


Head of Windsor: Pelveshe 

Having been at PHC for six years, one of my favourite aspects of the school’s community is the importance of the house system. Having been granted the role of Head of Windsor is an incredibly rewarding experience as it gives me the opportunity to inspire and motivate the members of my house, so that they collectively integrate and utilise their diverse skills so that they are able to transcend boundaries and conquer inter-house competitions.


Another feature of the house system which I admire is the house spirit. Regardless of age, gender, or ethnicity, everyone intermingles and tactically work together to formulate solutions to given problems. This enhances their skills as team players and creates opportunities to formulate long friendships and strengthen relations, which intensifies the house bond and is an asset that proves beneficial for life beyond the school. 


Head of York: Saoirse

Becoming the Head of York house will be an extremely exciting and interesting experience. I endeavor to inspire and encourage a house of very keen and talented students, and I look forward to helping them discover new interests too. I am especially excited about helping to run house music and I cannot wait to see the whole house sing together, as a team.

York is one of the most inviting and friendly houses and I hope to represent these values. The various competitions coming up will give us an opportunity to promote our strengths and work on our weaknesses as individuals and as a house. There is nothing more incredible than doing this as a house, together. The house events are a great way to inspire people to venture into doing something new, exploring new fun activities.

With different students from different year groups building friendships throughout the school, it is an amazing way to make new friends and find a sense of identity, as we are like one big family.

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