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2017 Student Leader Induction Assembly

Local Councillor Mr Gavin Jones with from left: vice-captain George Adkins, captains Raymond Marshall and Claire Stretton and vice-captain Lillyana Beutel.
Special assembly for 2017 Blackbutt student school leaders
On Monday 6 February, at whole school assembly, the Blackbutt State School’s Year 6 students were officially inducted as the new school leaders. Councillor Gavin Jones presented certificates and badges to the 2017 student leaders and alll year 6 students were also presented with their senior badges.
Staff, parents, caregivers, family members and students watched as the Year 6 student leaders took their oath of allegiance for their school.
Proudly wearing their new badges, school captains Raymond Marshall and Claire Stretton addressed the audience, pledging to give their all as leaders for 2017.
Vice-captains George Adkins and Lillyana Beutel joined the captains in a show of support to provide strong leadership and guidance to younger students at the school.
Promising to be safe, responsible learners and leaders were Kendall house captain Mathew McAuliffe and vice-captain Chanell McGregor-Crase, together with Lawson house captain Imogen Hunt and vice-captain Thomas Abbott.
In the new role of peer mentors Holley Newton, Lilly Heilig and Jarrah Weeks showed themselves to be positive mentors for others.
The school leaders were chosen by staff, parents and students in a popular ballot following a series of Year 6 leadership speeches late last year.
Local Councilor Mr Gavin Jones was special guest at the parade where he presented students with their badges and certificates.
Principal Mrs Gayle Williamson welcomed the leadership team to their new role as school leaders.
“Our new school leaders have all committed to providing strong leadership during 2017 and can look forward to a busy and productive year.” she said.
On March 13 the student leaders will attend GRIP, a special leadership day in Kingaroy, where they will hone their skills as future leaders.