Middle School Captains Inducted at Inaugural Service
King’s Pimpama’s 2021 Middle School inaugural College Captains, Vice-Captain and House Captains were officially inducted into their leadership roles during a formal assembly on Friday, 12 February.
It was wonderful to have parents of these incumbent leaders able to attend this important event.
One of the King’s foundational values is to LEAD diligently, and as a school, our mission statement says that we aim to be “Educating Students in Christian Leadership for Tomorrow's Generation”.
Outgoing Campus Principal, Mr Russell Meyers, introduced newly appointed to the role, Mr Rob Verreynne, who addressed the assembly with some poignant advice about leadership with the analogy on the characteristics of runway lights to a pilot. One important criterion is that runway lights are always connected to a power source.
“Christian leaders need to be connected to Jesus as your source of power, call on Him for guidance, comfort, strength and power to fulfil your roles. Leaders also support each other, and encourage each other when the going gets tough,” said Mr Verreynne.
He reminded our leaders that the benchmark that this group of leaders will set, will be the benchmark for those coming behind them and to aim high. Mr Verreynne challenged them to leave them an extremely high mark to set their sights on!
College Chapel Captains, David Contador and Milly Keeley, performed their inaugural assembly duties with a Bible reading and praying for a bold spirit for those stepping into leadership in 2021. College Captains, Emmanuel Ferisa and Allegra Morrow, spoke from the heart to their cohort at their first official duty.
Partnering in the service with the school was King’s Church Lead Pastor, Ps Ben Naitoko, who assisted with the presentation of badges and journal.
Ps Ben concluded the service with a prayer of commission over all of our 2021 Middle School leaders and cohort.
We pray for each of our 2021 student leaders as they grow their leadership capacity throughout the year ahead. We know that it is only through a close connection with God, as well as these important partnerships with our parents, families and local churches that we can grow outstanding Christian leaders to be influential in their generation.