Being a prefect means more than just patrolling corridors and escorting injured students to Kwong Wah Hospital; it is more of a commitment, with an accompanying sense of discipline, altruism and responsibility. Very much in accordance with the Wah Yan Spirit, it concerns the willingness to serve others, and of course, the school.
Under the guidance of the Wah Yan Spirit, we have been most successful in serving our fellow schoolmates, although much of the year has not been all plain sailing. Every effort has been made to tackle problems such as the shortage of stock arising from the increase in demand for composition paper. Thanks to the helpful assistance of all prefects, important events throughout the academic year, including the Swimming Gala, the Athletics Meet and Speech Day, were able to run smoothly.
There are certain myths about prefects that ought to be dispelled, for instance, that prefects are abnormal beings chosen merely for their "obedience" - taking orders without a thought. Allow me to clarify that for you: Prefects also need to be sensible and proactive so that when the need arises, they can demonstrate leadership skills to take control of the scene. Through joint school activities, prefects are provided with the opportunity to exchange ideas and ideals with their counterparts from other schools. A two-day programme was co-organised with St.Rose of Lima this year to serve this purpose, with the emphasis on the development of leadership skills and communication skills.
Finally, I would like to wish next year's Prefects' Board the very best of luck with the duties ahead.