All Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College students have the opportunity to learn to be leaders through both classroom and co-curricular activities. On Friday, 29th October we held an Investiture Service to officially appoint Year 12 leaders for 2022.
Our newly appointed Prefects pledged to uphold the school’s values and traditions and to be exemplary role models. Those appointed were encouraged to be servant leaders in the community.
The privilege of wearing the College Badge comes with the expectation that our Prefects will use servant leadership as the basis of their duties. It’s an awesome responsibility. Yet, it’s a responsibility expected of us at Bishop Tyrrell. The best way to take on this awesome responsibility is to think of yourself as a servant, helping and supporting students and teachers in your role. Whenever you come across a situation you think does not sound right you might stop to think, “how would Jesus do this?” What would Jesus say in this situation? You’ve heard many stories about the deeds used by Jesus as he challenges people to be their best selves.
Bishop Tyrrell’s new Chaplain the Reverend Jacqueline Weston thanked the new leaders for courageously accepting the vocation of leadership, and noted the ways in which the new leaders were already supporting one another with encouraging smiles at the Investiture Service. You will hear more from Rev Jacqui and her new Campus Ministry Team over the coming weeks once they have put up our Christmas tree in the Chapel to start what Bishop Tyrrell does best – give…with the annual Giving Tree for Samaritans.
You can have a read about the Investiture Service blessings and a detailed list of names for the positions of College captains, House Captains, and Prefect positions in our latest news item about the ceremony.
Finally, while we are on the topic of leadership, I’m pleased to let you know that Mr. Paul Humble, the newly appointed Principal of Bishop Tyrrell starting Term 1 2022 visited the school this week to meet with heads of school, and will be back soon to meet more of you.
Ms. Suzanne Bain