On Wednesday 27 January, the 2021 Head, Deputy Head and Senior Prefects were announced in assembly. As is tradition, the Head Prefect is the first student to cross stage at the start of the new academic year.
The Head Prefect for 2021 is J. M. Sandelin
The 2021 Head Prefect is a young man who has embraced School life, academically and outside the classroom.
He has worked in a positive and proactive manner and has achieved exemplary academic grades in his Cambridge AS qualification. Jack is sitting A Level English, Business Studies, Economics and English this year. He aims to study conjoint law and arts in 2022 at University of Sydney or here in New Zealand.
He has been committed to the wider life of the School throughout his tenure at Grammar. With a penchant for the humanities he has been an active debater from 2017, leading to the Premier Advanced 1 team in 2020. He is a well-recognised orator, winning the Victor Macky Cup for Public Speaking in 2018 and 2019, as well as earning Performing Arts Colours in debating in 2020. He has also been a member of the Chronicle committee. In a sporting sense he is a capable Lawn Bowler who has won Greater Auckland Championships and is an avid team player in cricket.
Masters involved with this young man describe him as personable, engaging, erudite and determined. His enthusiasm and positive attitude along with his maturity and self-discipline have seen him earn the respect of his peers and staff alike.
Jack has accepted varied opportunities to grow and develop throughout his first four years as a Grammar boy. He has acted with integrity in his interactions with staff, his peers, studies and extracurricular activities.
The Deputy Head Prefect for 2021 is A. R. Mudaliar
The 2021 Deputy Head Prefect is a diligent student who has been committed to his studies throughout his tenure and actively engaged with his peers.
He secured exemplary grades in his AS examinations and has retained his position in the A stream throughout his tenure. This year he is studying A Level Economics, English, Biology and Chemistry. He is considering studying medicine in Australia next year.
Akash has been actively involved in School life as a member of the Concert Band where he plays the flute and has extended his interest in music to Chamber Music groups. He has also played tennis for the majority of his secondary schooling and has been an active member of the School's World Vision, Amnesty International and the Indian Cultural Groups.
Akash is a composed and humble young man who has demonstrated an understanding of The Grammar Way and our meritocratic environment where he has led by example.
Masters have described Akash as responsible, quietly confident, mature and committed. He has demonstrated resilience and an enthusiastic attitude.
Akash too is a young man of considerable integrity who is a contributor who has accepted the gamut of opportunities provided to him.
2021 Senior Prefects
There are 3 senior prefects for 2021. They will work closely with the Head and Deputy Head Prefects, as well as the Prefect body when it is named this Friday.
I. J. Mellis-Glynn
Isaac is a capable academic student who achieved exemplary grades in his AS Levels last year. He is studying A Level Economics, English, Chemistry and History this year. He aspires to study law, politics or economics in the US or UK next year.
He has contributed to School life in an extensive manner and displayed character in his approach to School life. He has been a member of the Premier Advanced 1 Debating team, earning performing arts colours in 2020. He has also been an active member of the Distance Squad, Gold Duke of Edinburgh programme, and the Interact group. On top of this he is the Student Representative on the Board of Trustees.
J. W. Tohaia
Jahko achieved sound academic grades in his AS levels last year, and is studying A level Economics, Chemistry, English and AS Business Studies this year. He aims to pursue his passion and ability for track and field at a US university where he would study law and finance.
He is a member of the Senior Athletics Team and the Distance Squad. His sporting prowess is evident in his 2020 achievements, winning the Donald Lane Cup for 1500 metres and the Maxwell Cronin Cup for Open Steeplechase. He has also played tennis, represented the school in triathlon and been an active member of Interact and Tuakana Teina groups.
R. O. Williams
Riley earned sound grades in the NCEA pathway to achieve Level 2 last year and is studying NCEA Level 3 Business Studies, Accounting, Physical Education, Mathematics and Geography this year. He aims to pursue his passion for rugby in 2022 while beginning an electrical apprenticeship.
He is an active and well-rounded student who is a capable sportsman as identified by his selection in the 1st XV Rugby team, the Premier Touch team, the Intermediate Athletics Team, and the 3rd XI Cricket. He earned the Intermediate Cup and the Jack McAneny Cup for Intermediate Sprints last year.