• Welcome to your Prefect Team of 2017

    Meet your 2017 Prefects and read a bit about each of them.

    • Head Girl Emma Wotherspoon

      I’m incredibly excited to be leading the Prefect team alongside Grace and Katie this year. We have an amazing team of Prefects who all have the same goal of making your time at Girls’ High as enjoyable and exciting as possible. My duties for the year aside from assisting the Prefects include; leading Student Council, and working with our Principal, Mrs Duthie, and the Senior Leadership Team to promote school spirit and participation at Christchurch Girls’ High. I am also the Student Representative for the Board of Trustees so I encourage any new ideas or feedback for the running of our school. I hope you make the most of any opportunity offered this year and have a fabulous 2017! 

      • Deputy Head Girl Grace Brooker

         For 2017 I am the Deputy Head Girl at CGHS. My main role consists of assisting and supporting Emma with any decisions or issues around the school, this also includes us working together to lead the Prefect team through a successful year. This year I will also be one of the leaders of Student Council alongside Emma, within that role, I will push for the improvement of any issue you, the students, feel is not adequate.  

        • Acland Head Girl Katie Schuyt

           Hi guys! My role for 2017 is Head of Acland House. Alongside my team of excellent Acland Prefects and Head of Boarding, Mrs Guillemot, I aim to uphold our strong values and exceed your expectations of what boarding life entails, ensuring all Acland girls have an exciting and empowering experience. Throughout the year I will organise and co-ordinate regular events such as the compulsory weekend in, themed dinners and lip-sync. I also intend to bring fresh events and ideas to connect the hostel and school together. I am looking forward to spending another fun-filled year with both Acland and CGHS girls!

          • Connon House Ella Edwards

             Hi my name is Ella Edwards and I’m thrilled to be your Connon House Prefect for 2017. One of my goals for this year is to help boost house spirit across the school through house events such as Sports Day and Lip-sync. I am excited to bring together a group of students to form the Connon House committee in order to drive our house to success. I would love to see all members of Connon participate in events throughout the year, let’s go Connon!


            • Deans House Sophie Withers

              In 2017, I am the Deans House Prefect. This year my role is to lead Deans House and organise House activities such as Lipsync and Athletics Day. One of my goals is to increase the level of participation in various House events as it’s a great and fun way to get into the House spirit. I’d love to see you all getting amongst it at House events and I can’t wait to make 2017 an amazing year for all you awesome girls, let’s go Deans!!

              • Harper House Sophie Gray

                My name is Sophie and I am the Harper House Prefect for 2017. My job is to work with the other House Prefects to encourage school spirit at CGHS and get everyone involved in school activities. 

                • Rolleston House Ysobel Maindonald

                  My name is Yzzy and this year I am the Head of Rolleston House. My main roles this year are to encourage school spirit throughout the student body, and to get people involved not only to benefit the school community but the wider community as well. My main focus, alongside the House Prefects, is to make Athletics day and Lipsync as enjoyable as I can. So make sure you come down and support your House as much as you can and enjoy yourself! 

                  • Selwyn House Rosie Kelly

                    This year I am Selwyn House Prefect at CGHS. I am in charge of leading and organising the House during the year in activities such as Athletics day and Lip sync. My aim for this year is to get everyone involved in the House spirit. So make sure you join in by applying for House Committee and coming along with your friends to the House events. I'm looking forward to ensuring everyone in Selwyn has a successful and fun year!

                    • Sheppard House Alana Wouters

                      This year I am the Sheppard House Prefect. My responsibility is to encourage people to get involved in inter-House competitions and to help co-ordinate these events. A key focus for this year is to try and get heaps of people involved in school spirit and to enjoy it. So everyone make you sure you have a go at all of the House events here at Girls' High! 

                      • International Students Arlia Schurr

                        This year as International Prefect I am involved with the organising of all the international events, most importantly International Week.  A main focus this year is to really advocate for the different cultures we have here at Girls’ High! It would be great to see everyone getting involved as this is an aspect that is really starting to develop.  

                        • Junior Liaison Sapphire Wairau

                          This year I am the Junior Liaison Prefect at CGHS alongside Maddy Hutchinson. Together we are in charge of making sure our juniors feel comfortable around the school and to ensure that they participate in activities that will allow them to fully experience the culture of CGHS. So hopefully Maddy and I will help you make the most out of your Junior Years in 2017 at Girls High! 

                          • Junior Liaison Madaline Hutchinson

                            This year my role is Junior Liaison along with Sapphire Wairau. My aim this year is to carry on a welcoming environment for the Junior school to come in to. I want to ensure all the junior school (especially the Year 9s and new students) feel welcome and comfortable coming into CGHS. I want this to be a school that they look forward to spending the next 5 years at. I am hoping that Sapphire and myself become two leaders that the Juniors are able to come to with any questions or queries. 

                            • New Student Liaison Grace Kai Fong

                              Hi, I am the New Student Liaison for 2017. Being a new student to Girls’ High last year, I understand how difficult the transition between schools is. As a 2017 Prefect I want to help make this adjustment as smooth and enjoyable as possible for all the girls joining us this year. My hope is that the whole school will welcome these students with open arms. 

                              • Whanau Kahuiti Huia

                                Kia ora, as a part of the Whanau Prefect team along with Zoe, our role is to make sure that there is fun and exciting environment at CGHS for the Whanau girls. Our aim is to to support, encourage and promote culture within CGHS and to guide the Whanau girls to embrace excellence, tradition and innovation within a Maori setting.

                                • Charities Sarah Cameron

                                  As one of your Charity Prefects, myself and Lara will work together throughout the year to fundraise and support various groups in need. There will be loads of fun events so make sure to get involved! We are super excited to help people less fortunate than us and we are looking forward to getting to know all of you in our endeavours this year.

                                  • Charities Lara Cunningham

                                    Working alongside Sarah, I will be one of your Charity Prefects for 2017. We’ve got lots of inspiration for fundraising plans for both the Charities Committee and the whole school, so everyone can get involved. We fundraise for a range of causes, and are really looking forward to getting started! 

                                    • IT Aayushi Verma

                                      My name is Aayushi, and one of my goals this year as the 2017 IT Prefect is to promote the active use of IT in the school. Some of the things I will be doing this year include helping out with BYOD by having IT Helpdesk Sessions, having an IT assembly, creating a website for IT help at school, just to mention a few. I'm also in charge of the Tech Angels group at school, whose members aid me in doing the aforementioned jobs. Remember - everyone is welcome to join the Tech Angels group!

                                      • Service Olivia Sherwood

                                        This year Amabelle Voice-Powell and I are the Service Prefects. As part of our role we organise reader-writers for students and Year 13 teacher assistants throughout the year.  By co-ordinating reader-writers for students of all year levels, we are able to ensure every student at CGHS has the best opportunity to achieve personal excellence in 2017.

                                        • Service Amabelle Voice-Powell

                                          I am excited to be one of your Service Prefects for 2017. I will be working alongside Olivia Sherwood. This year as a Prefect, I will be involved in organising the reader-writer programme to help every student excel in their academics to the best of their ability. I also aim to form a team of teacher assistants because I believe there is potential to strengthen student – staff relations within our school. I hope my role will further enhance the positive atmosphere within our school this year.

                                          • Academic Frankie Oprenario

                                            As Academic Prefect, I lead one of the largest committees in school which is the Academic Committee. I will ensure that l guide this committee to promote the idea of embracing personal academic excellence and that it is a drive every individual at Christchurch Girls' High School should strive to achieve. I am also responsible for the Peer Tutoring system, which is embedded within the Academic Committee.

                                            • Cultural Music Charlotte Berry

                                              This year I am Culture Music Prefect. My responsibility is to oversee and coordinate music activities around the school. Over the year I will organise concerts and musical activities for CGHS. My main focus for this year is to run performance evenings for seniors and help the new students get involved in music activities. Music is a rewarding experience that everyone should get involved in.

                                              • Cultural Drama Isabelle Kennedy

                                                This year I have the privilege of being the Cultural Drama Prefect. This role means a great deal to me as I firmly believe that the Arts provide a way of expression and freedom of speech which is slowly becoming less recognised in our world. My goal as Prefect in 2017 is to see Christchurch Girls' High embrace drama so that any girl has the freedom and tools necessary to speak her mind in a creative or unique way.

                                                • Publicity Sophie Marris

                                                  As the 2016 Publicity Prefect it is my role to ensure that CGHS students, staff and the wider community are aware and engaged with all the exciting things happening within our school. This will involve helping with events such as Open Day and Prizegiving. I also want to enhance our everyday communication to promote opportunities and celebrate the successes of Girls’ High students.

                                                  • Sport Evie Dysart

                                                    My leadership role for 2017 is CGHS Sport Prefect alongside Greer Williams. As a pair is it our responsibility to promote both competitive and social school sport, in attempt to get as many students as possible involved in the various sporting activities made available to us here at Girls’ High. Our principal aspiration for 2017 is to encourage maximum involvement in general sport as well as CGHS whole school sporting activities, such as Athletics Day. We are both very passionate about sport and believe it is the best way to get active and have fun! So do your best to get involved this year!

                                                    • Sport Greer Williams

                                                      My Leadership role for 2017 is Sport Prefect with Evie Dysart. Together we are going to promote CGHS sport throughout the school and the community. Involvement of sports activities in students' school experiences is our main aspiration for 2017.  Swimming Sports and Athletics Day are two main areas that we are trying to get participation maximised this year. Hoping to see everybody out there joining in and having fun this year!