As a student Rob Prest was vice captain of the school, a house captain and captain of football, and excelled in athletics, swimming, cadets and the Student Christian Movement. In 1962 he returned to Princes as a teacher of geography and the following year was appointed Head of Boarding, the position he held until his premature death from cancer in 1973.
Rob Prest flourished in the role of Head of Boarding and is best remembered for this. He had a profound effect on boys, earned their respect and boarders in particular benefited from his many schemes to make life away from home happier. Rob’s wife Kath supported Rob in his role and accompanied school groups on local and interstate trips.
Despite the pressures of being the Head of Boarding Rob maintained a place in his life for his family and each holidays they would travel to bush areas to camp and to leave behind their on campus life at PAC.