There are two levels of student leadership at Uplands, one of which is the Prefect System. In the spirit of the school motto, “Respect for Self. Respect for Others”. Our Prefect System serves three major purposes:
The Prefect System
It promotes the smooth running of the school by assisting the staff in their supervisory duties, covering such things as:
checking that students wear the regulation school uniform correctly
controlling entry of students into the refectory at lunchtime to minimize congestion
encouraging students not to leave litter
preventing dangerous play or any behaviour likely to cause injury or damage
discouraging anti-social behaviour
It allows the senior students to demonstrate their maturity and sense of responsibility and provides opportunities for them to contribute to the school
It allows the senior students to develop the leadership qualities that they possess
The Prefects are elected by the staff in consultation with students in March of each year. They take up their duties in Term III so that the out-going Prefects can focus their attention on the examinations. Each year 16 Prefects are elected (usually 8 boys and 8 girls). A further ballot is held to elect the Head Boy and the Head Girl.
As well as their regular duties, on special occasions such as Presentation Day and Parent / Teacher Evenings, the Prefects assist in the smooth running of these events.