Students honoured at leadership ceremony
THE Whitsunday Christian College welcomed their new primary and secondary school leaders of 2014 during a recent leadership induction ceremony.
More than 400 students, teachers, support staff and community members attended the ceremony which was held at the school hall on Monday, February 10.
The secondary school captains for 2014 are Matthew Henning and Louisa Summersgill, while the secondary house captains are Tayla Evans and Logan Kohler.
Young leaders Emma Carr and Nakeisha Taavao were honoured to take on their role as primary school captains, while Shelby Boase and Sydney Henzell were delighted to be announced as the primary house leaders.
Another major highlight of the ceremony was the induction of the Student Representative Council (SRC) members which will be headed by president Mitzi Nieuwoudt and secretary Hema Supramaniam.
Members of the SRC are made up of students from year 3 through to year 12 and all members will play an active role in making decision to benefit the school community.
Other SRC members are Madeline Beale, Liam Tomas, Jessica Smith, Jordyn Devery, Kobe Ford, Aiden Payet, Joel Henzell, Danika Kunz, Brendan Hoffman, Kenzii Docherty, Kyle Kunz, Rebecca Hignett and Brooke Tupaea.
Principal Nathan McDonald said the ceremony symbolised the start of a new school year and was the time for students and teachers to come together to commence the process of teaching and learning.
“As I look forward to what lies ahead for Whitsunday Christian College in 2014, I am filled with excitement about the opportunities that will be afforded to our students,” he said.
“From prep to year 12, there will be a wide range of quality educational programs and extra-curricular activities on offer that will support students in their development academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually.”
WORKING TOGETHER: Student Representative Council (SRC) members Danika Kunz, Jordyn Devery, Jessica Smith, Aiden Payet, Kobe Ford, Liam Tomas, Madeline Beale, Brooke Tupaea, Joel Henzell, Kenzii Docherty, president Mitzi Nieuwoudt, Brendan Hoffman, Rebecca Hignett, Hema Supramaniam and Kyle Kunz.
JUNIOR LEADERS: Whitsunday Christian College primary school captains Emma Carr and Nakeisha Taavao with primary house captains Sydney Henzell and Shelby Boase.
SENIOR LEADERS: Whitsunday Christian College secondary house captains Tayla Evans and Logan Kohler with secondary school captains Matthew Henning and Louisa Summersgill.