INVERELL High School inducted a new student representative council last week. The new group of student leaders, headed by captains Declan Drake and Ashleigh Campbell and vice captains Kate Lennon and Tom Scoble, were presented with their badges of office at the school’s formal assembly on Tuesday before official photographs on the school steps.
The group was pegged with high expectations by attending local and state political counterparts, as well as school principal Penny Colley.
“It’s very exciting,” she said.
“We have a great new group of leaders coming through. They were selected from a very, very strong field.
IN THE FRAME: The incoming Inverell High School student representative council, led by captains Ashleigh Campbell and Declan Drake, and vice captains Kate Lennon and Tom Scoble, were on the school steps for official photographs last week, as well as a quick selfie with state MP Adam Marshall.
“It was probably more people than we have had put their hand up for those leadership positions and we have a really outstanding group of individuals.”
This year’s administration said they will be looking to expand their advocacy roles to engage neighbouring schools and the broader community.
“I feel like a lot of SRCs over the past couple of years have been based just on school, but I think it would be useful if we try to impact on the community and get the SRC and Inverell High out there, as well and make positive differences for all the schools and the community in our area as well,” Declan said.
“Especially considering that we have students who are going on to work-based apprenticeships and going on to jobs next year,” Kate added.
The incoming student council were mingling with Inverell mayor Paul Harmon and state MP Adam Marshall during their induction, both of whom offered words of advice on the students’ up and coming leadership roles.
“It is certainly an opportunity for them,” Mr Harmon said.
“They have been elected by their peers in the school community and are obviously held in a position of a lot of respect among the teaching staff and with their fellow students.”
Mr Marshall inducted the students and spoke on the importance of leaders, at all levels of government, taking responsibility and understanding the high standard of their respective offices.
“Days like today are really important because you see young leaders emerging,” he said.
“What is important, is that as leaders, we are held to a higher standard.
“It is important as leaders that we take responsibility for our actions and don’t try to blame others, as well as acknowledging the fact that we are humans and we will make mistakes.”
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