Churchie’s student leaders for 2019 are ready for the challenges of leading the student body this year.
Year 12 students in the Senior School have the opportunity to fulfil a range of student leadership roles. The student leadership group includes 15 prefects (pictured above), 11 house captains and 21 sports and activities captains. The leaders were announced to the school at assemblies in the first week and were anointed at St John’s Cathedral during the annual Founder’s Day ceremony.
Within each portfolio, the student leaders will inspire, organise and serve those around them. The personal growth experienced in rising to the challenge of leadership will provide lifelong lessons in responsibility and service to others.
Addressing the Year 12 leaders on the first day of school, Headmaster Dr Alan Cambell reflected on the essence of leadership. Challenging the boys to rise to the challenge of their roles.
‘Boys, you must be bold in living your leadership responsibilities. Do not simply seek to be popular for leadership is not a popularity contest; that road leads to mediocrity. Rather, it is a calling to do what you know to be right, even at those times when others may not agree with you.’
‘Leaders must be a constant source of positive encouragement to others, to be ambitious for, and to serve others. Importantly, you are the custodians of school spirit and you must call on all those around you so that they might feel included and uplifted,’ Dr Campbell said.
In the Prep School, a group of 10 Year 6 Prep School Captains (pictured) were commissioned at a special leadership assembly on Friday in the first week. Head of Prep School Michael Dunn called on the boys to fulfil their special responsibility and embrace the opportunity.
‘As you accept your badges, accept these responsibilities with a willing heart. The type of leadership we would like you to show is the leadership of serving others. We are all called to serve others—to serve whoever needs our help, wherever we are,’ Mr Dunn said.