True to tradition, the Senior Department of Kuwait English School held its annual Prefects Presentation ceremony on Wednesday 26th of September. The event took place in the school hall and was attended by all KES 6th form students and tutors along with the School Director, Mrs. Rhoda Elizabeth Muhmood MBE, the School General Manager, Mr. Muhmood Muhmood, Mrs. Janet Carew, Senior High School Principal and the Assistant Head of Sixth Form, Mr Adam Burden, representing the Head of 6th form, Mrs. Lisa Marchant.
Senior Prefects: (from left to right) Lulwa Al Mousa, Sana Kalim, Aayushi Agarwal, Anisha Matheen, Abhishek Brindhaban, Lekh Shetty, Mohammed Shakir and Simon Parkes.
Mrs Carew told the assembled students of her pride in their achievements, adding that they represented the ‘pinnacle of Kuwait English School’ and thanking them for an enjoyable, albeit challenging, selection process.
The School Director thanked all the 6th Form students for their dedication to the School and added that every KES student whose IGCSE examination results had earned them a place in the Sixth Form should consider themselves to be amongst the Elite.
The position of Head Boy was awarded to Abhishek Brindhaban, and the position of Head Girl to Anisha Matheen. The appointed Deputy Head Girl and Boy were Aayushi Agarwal and Lekh Shetty respectively. In addition to these positions, four Senior Prefects were selected: Sana Kalim, Mohammed Shakir, Simon Parkes and Lulwa Al Mousa. Finally, 10 Prefects were appointed to complete the Student Leadership Team: Bardya Rezaei, Ziyad Khalil, Mohammed Mahmoud, Anastasia Jardin, Yousef Husseiny, Bader Abdou, Emmanuel Brook, Mohammed Mothaffar, Hadi Mehdizadeh and Rayyan Zeeshan.
The duties and responsibilities entrusted to a prefect are many, being the custodians of school’s rules and code of conduct. More than just students in different school uniforms, prefects also represent the best of their peers as well as upholding and promoting the school’s image. They are role models and counsellors to all students, exhibiting a wide range of positive attributes, many of which revolve around KES’ core values of Inspiration, Challenge and Encouragement. Moreover, school prefects are always needed to work together with teachers in maintaining the effectiveness and smooth running of all events pertaining to the school.
When interviewed about his new appointment Abhishek declared “I am honoured to be appointed as Head Boy. I am eagerly anticipating the opportunity to help my teachers and fellow peers moving forward. I am also excited to be able to play a small part in the well oiled machine that is Kuwait English School, making everyone’s life just that little bit easier.”
Anisha stated “I am humbled by the opportunity I have been given to serve my school and am incredibly excited for the academic year ahead. The unrelenting support I have received from my fellow students and teachers, who have been my family for the past 12 years, has left me speechless. I am looking forward to working with such an extraordinary group of individuals to take our school to greater heights.”
The ceremony concluded with the presentation of the prefects’ badges and all round congratulations followed by refreshments.
From left to right: Aayushi Agarwal (Deputy Head Girl), Anisha Matheen (Head Girl), Abhishek Brindhaban (Head Boy), Lekh Shetty (Deputy Head Boy).
The Prefect Team