The student body and staff elect a Head Boy and Head Girl and Deputies each year. 

Each year Prefects are appointed by the Principal. 

The Prefects have many opportunities to display their leadership.

DHS Head Boy (Cameron Walker) and Head Girl (Sophie Meek)

Cameron Walker – Head Boy

‘It is an honour and a privilege to be Head Boy of Dannevirke High School and I am proud and excited to be the Head boy for 2022.  It is a great opportunity that I will cherish for the rest of my life.  As a Year 9 in 2018 I remember walking through Dannevirke High School gates with my school bag bigger than me and not knowing many people.  I would never have dreamt I would be Head Boy in my last year at Dannevirke High School.  I always looked up to previous Head Prefects and wanted to e like them and represent our school.  I am a hard working student who is determined to do my best in everything I do with a positive attitude whether it is sport or academic.  This will be a great opportunity for me to continue to develop my leadership skills with confidence around the school and to work with students and staff to make a difference at Dannevirke High School.  I look forward to the schooling year ahead and the challenges and opportunities that await’.

Sophie Meek – Head Girl

‘Watching the Prefects conduct their speeches in 2018 sparked something inside of me.  I wanted to be them.  I wanted to be a leader.  I wanted to be Head Girl.  Fast forward four years and here I am.  Head Girl for 2022.  Wow time flies.  This position of  Head Prefects is an honour and upmost privilege, as I would love to give back to the school that played a massive role in shaping me into the person I am today.  I want to use this opportunity to be someone the other students look up to, a good role model and leader, someone that inspires them to get out of their comfort zone and strive for excellence in everything they do, whether that be in sports, arts or academics.  The one thing I would hope to achieve leaving Dannevirke High School is to uplift our school spirit and mana, as this would build a sense of family and community, which is the foundation of a school.  Ehara taku toa I te toa takitahi, engan he toa takitini.  Success is not the work of one, but the work of many’.

DHS Deputy Head Boy (Toby Walker) and Deputy Head Girl (Pirihera Henderson)

Chris Kendall-Goggin – Deputy Head Boy

‘I am extremely proud and honoured to have been selected as Deputy Head Boy for Dannevirke High School in 2022.  Ever since Year 9 I’ve always looked up to the Prefects and Head roles of this school, and I’m excited to say that this year I get to become one.  There is a lot of responsibility that goes with holding this position and I look forward to doing the best that I can.  Since Year 9 I’ve worked hard in all of my subjects and have taken part in as many school activities as possible.  I’ve represented this school playing in the Dannevirke High School Football 1st XI, Cricket 1st XI and can gladly say that I now have the privilege of representing the school as Deputy Head Boy.  I believe it’s important to be a positive role model for all students of Dannevirke High School and show the three important values that our school stand for, Respect, Responsibility and Resilience.  I also believe that all students should participate as much as they can in all the areas of school life offered to them.  I look forward to the challenges that I will face this yea and am excited to work with the staff and fellow students of Dannevirke High School’.

​​​​​​​Jarnah Augustine – Deputy Head Girl

‘I had always dreamed of being a leader at Dannevirke High School.  As the days approached closer to the leadership camp, the speeches, and the interviews, I was nervous, yet filled with excitement.  When the day finally came, and I was announced Deputy Head Girl I was ready for this new adventure in my lie, and I am willing to take on the challenge that will be thrown in my direction.  I am delighted to be working with such a motivated, and supportive team of Prefects that I have spent the last four years with, growing great memories.  Achieving the role of Deputy Head Girl will give me the opportunity to gain more confidence within myself alongside staff and my peers to ensure that Dannevirke High School is an enjoyable environment for all students.  I look forward to the journey that 2022 will bring, and the experiences that await’.