It is an important part of young people’s development that they be given the opportunity to take on additional responsibilities. In Year 11 students can be nominated by their peers and teachers for the role of prefect if they display the readiness and maturity to share in the responsibility for the day-to-day running of the school community. Elections are also held for the positions of head boy and head girl. Prefects travel on school buses and they report any student misconduct. Prefects are also present at all major school events, eg parental consultation evenings, open days, fêtes etc.