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Leader's Investiture

On Thursday 21 February, the school community gathered at the Memorial Hall for the Leaders’ Investiture, where badges were presented to School Leaders and Student Council Representatives.  Special guests included Mr Dale Last, MP for the Burdekin and Deputy Mayor, John Bonanno who is also a former student of our school, and Home Hill State School’s Principal, Mrs Judith White and their student leaders.

The Seniors of 2019 were introduced by their Form Teachers, Mr Bradley Cheyne and Mrs Wendy Viero, to the assembled guests first, receiving their badges from Deputy Principal, Mr Steve Buttsworth, and then pledged to play a leading role in the school as role models for the whole student body.

The Student Council Executive and Form Class Representatives were next to be presented their badges by Mr John Bonanno.  The audience were then wonderfully entertained by Jenna Attard and Joel Blacklock’s amazing performance of “She Will Be Loved” by Maroon 5.

The Interact Committee were then introduced to the school community and presented with their badges of office.

House Captains and Vice-Captains followed, and the School Captains, Senior and Junior, as well as the Indigenous Captain were the last to be presented on the day.  They were presented with their badges by Mr Dale Last.  School Principal, Mr Frank Kingma then gave an inspirational speech about the qualities of good leadership and tasked the Seniors to showcase these qualities in a way that he knew all were capable of.

Jenna Attard and Darcy Walters then gave the Captain’s response and vote of thanks, before Mr Frank Kingma announced the Seniors’ ambitions as they walked off the stage.

The behaviour of all the students at the Hall was exemplary.   Both the students on the stage and those in the audience did the school proud. In his address to the audience, Mr Last made the statement that our students were the best behaved of all the Burdekin High Schools. Positive comments from the other special guests were also passed on about our students and school.

At the end of the ceremony, guests were treated to a delicious afternoon tea catered by Mrs Rebekah Williams and her Year 9/10 Food Studies Class.  She was assisted by Mrs Jo-Anne Lewty.

Thank you to Mrs Bugeja for the wonderful job of organising the ceremony and to all our guests for making the time to come along and be part of the presentations.  Your presence was greatly appreciated.

2019 Student Leaders

Senior Secondary School Captains - Jenna Attard & Darcy Walters

Junior Secondary School Captains - Caitlyn Swinney & Liam Todeschino  

Indigenous Leader - Tamika Kelly

Junior Secondary Principal’s Representative - Ryan Kaminski