Macleans College Prefects offer help during lockdown

Posted on April 30, 2020

Following the recent Alert Level 4 lockdown 17 Macleans College prefects were busy helping in the school and wider community.

They volunteered their time to make phone calls checking on elderly and vulnerable citizens in the Howick-Pakuranga area. This initiative was run by Simeon Brown, MP for Pakuranga. Students made around 100 phone calls each to check on the needs for medication, shopping and assistance with appointments. Chloe Bell (Snell House), the 2020 Head Girl commented that the students really enjoyed it. "Not many of the elderly expressed needing help, however it was nice to talk to them and see how they were finding everything - they seemed to really appreciate it too."

School prefects have also been busy entertaining Macleans' students through a series of lockdown videos. Prefects invited students into their online bubble and showed everyone what they do to keep themselves busy as well as giving advice to 'survive' isolation. 

More videos from the prefects will be uploaded to their YouTube page every Friday.

Macleans College Prefects YouTube channel

Finally, the school prefects are encouraging all students to keep active over the isolation period. There is a 3km run/walk competition being organised by College Sport which the prefects are supporting. 

The aim of the competition is participation, health, and fun.

Macleans College students are continuing to work online from home during Alert Level 3.