2022 Captains' and Prefects' Induction Service

Student Leadership

King’s recognises the importance of partnering with our local churches as we encourage students to develop their God-given gifts and leadership skills, through various ministry opportunities. Every year in the first school term, we hold a Captains’ and Prefects’ Induction Service to present our senior leaders with their leadership badges. This year, we held the ceremony on Tuesday, 15 March, and many Church Pastors attended as special guests to present these badges and join us as we prayed for our leaders. Every Year 12 student was also presented with a leadership badge to recognise the responsibility they carry as leaders in our school community.

Congratulations to our 2022 Senior Captains, Prefects and House Captains, our 2022 Middle School Captains, and our Year 12 students for stepping into these significant roles at King's - we are excited to see all that God has for you as you faithfully serve our community this year. Our College Captains, Chloe Muller and Sebastian Field, both gave incredible speeches to the cohort and special guests, as they spoke of outworking the leadership potential God has placed in every person. King's Reedy Creek Campus Principal, Mr Russell Meyers, also gave an aspirational message to the cohort, reading his favourite leadership verses from Psalm 78:72-73, with five key truths for our students to reflect on and apply as leaders:

  • God chooses and equips leaders: His calling is enough, even on the bad days. 
  • Leadership is above serving others: It isn’t about promotion or control, it is about seeing others reach their potential.
  • Lead with integrity of heart: Be sincere, trustworthy and honest, and when you show genuine integrity, others will want to follow your direction. 
  • Be diligent and faithful: Being faithful in the little things you will be trusted with greater things. David was the perfect example of this in the Bible. 
  • Leaders work at getting better: Always be keen to learn, reflect and seek to grow.
"He chose David his servant and took him from the sheep pens; from tending the sheep he brought him to be the shepherd of his people Jacob, of Israel his inheritance. And David shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skillful hands he led them."

While this event was a special celebration of our leaders, it was also bittersweet, as it marked the last Induction Service for Ps Guy Omerod. Ps Guy is an iconic man of God with a 30-year history at King’s as the Lead Chaplain. He has been instrumental in seeing the call of God reached in many young people’s lives and leaves an indelible legacy in our school community. Ps Guy will retire from King’s at the end of Term 1 and we will have the opportunity to officially farewell him later this term.