Posted by: Riek | 2008-11-17

Leadership in schools

My daugter will be going to grade 7 next year, she has received merit awards previously, she has won the best netbal player award for her age, she wasn' t selected to be a school prefect for next year, she was in tears I felt so sorry for her on thursday evening, she wasn' t prepare to go to school on friday and is very depressed, her father does' t pay her school fees, could that be the reason why she wasn' t selected? my child is so depressed now, or could it be because I don' t belong to the parent teachers group.

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It would be disgraceful if any school EVER let issues of fee-paying decide any child's place in a posrts team, or as a prefect, etc.
But talk calmly with her. There are many reasons why a person is or isn't chosen as a prefect, and many brilliant and marvellous people don't get selected as prefects --- and then go on to achieve more in their lives than the entire group of prefects ever do. Actually, I think in almost all schools, the actual reasons for selecting prefects are corrupt and foolish. In selecting someone for a job, or for a university place, etc., I always completely ignore whether someone was a prefect or not. Indeed, if they were, I wonder why.

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Posted by: M& M | 2008-11-17

I think it is disgusting in our school all the teachers and headmaster kids are prefects

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Posted by: Anon | 2008-11-17

Your daughter is defnitelly prefect material, I think that the school fee does have something to do with it..
In fact I know for sure, I do belong to the parents association of my children`s school

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Posted by: Mom | 2008-11-17

I was top of my class, good in sports, never in trouble and was also never chosen for Prefect. I think its a popularity contest and nothing else.

Remind her of all the great achievements she made and that not being selected has taken nothing away from her. Its all you can do.

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