The prefect body are an important part of the Student Leadership Team at Bethany. As part of their role, the 14 prefects attend fortnightly SRC meetings and share ideas that they would like to implement in regard to their subject area. They also work closely with their KLA coordinator in order to promote the subject and assist them with important events such as Bethany in Action, subject markets, showcase evenings and running groups such as the St Vincent de Paul chapter etc.
As a way of promoting their subject areas, the new prefects for 2016/2017 will have a ‘Prefect Column’ in each newsletter. This column will be a place where the girls can communicate important events, information, fun facts etc about their subject. This is useful as this allows parents and students to learn more about the subjects and extra curricular activities on offer at Bethany and it may also give students who are considering electives in Years 9 and 10 and those who are choosing their pattern of study in Years 11 and 12 a unique insight into these subjects.
A big congratulations to Year 7 student Sophia McDonnell who competed at the Legacy Public Speaking finals, held at the Art Gallery of NSW on Friday 21st October. This is the first time the school has entered into the competition, so to reach the state final in her first attempt is a massive accomplishment. Sophia spoke exceptionally well, delivering her best prepared speech on the topic of “Chequebook Journalism”. Sophia also made an excellent attempt at tackling the tough impromptu topic of “Face The Facts”. Unfortunately, Sophia did not win but gave her absolute best and continued to remain motivated, especially when it came to going up against year 9 and 10 students. Sophia presented herself with great sportsmanship throughout the entire competition and represented the school with great pride.
Once again, a massive congratulations to Sophia McDonnell!
Stefanie Krieg, Debating and Public Speaking Prefect