“Bring forth the lion in you”
Over the years, St Margaret’s has maintained a wonderful tradition where our current Year 11 students are inducted into their role as leaders for the following year. On the 29 October, 57 girls pledged their promise to be guided by our school values as they strive to attain their personal best in their studies, to build respectful relationships and fulfill their roles as leaders of our school.
Two messages were presented to the girls; the first, a reminder of the confidence that our school community has in them, as our leaders. For the second message, I asked them to think about the following questions;
In the jungle, which animal is the biggest?
I bet you all answered the Elephant.
In the jungle, which animal is the tallest?
I am sure you all thought of the giraffe.
Who is the wisest animal in the jungle?
I bet you answered the owl or a fox.
Who is the fastest animal in the jungle?
I am sure you all thought of the cheetah.
Amongst all of the wonderful qualities I have mentioned where would the lion fit? He does not have any of these qualities yet we refer to the lion as the King of the jungle.
Because the lion is Courageous. The lion is bold. The lion is always ready to face any challenges, any barrier that crosses his path, no matter how big or bad they are.
The lion walks with confidence. He is a risk taker and he takes every opportunity that is presented to him.
What then, do we learn from the lion?
We learn that you don’t need to be the fastest,
You don’t need to be the wisest.
You don’t need to be the smartest.
All you need is Courage. All you need is to be bold. To be willing to try.
Believe it is possible. And that you can make a difference.
Therefore, my second message to our leaders of 2020-
It is time to bring forth the lion in you.
I think we can all learn a great deal from this concept of leadership. Irrespective of what we do for a living, we are all leaders of our own destiny, through the choices we make every day. May the path we lead always hold true the values of Respect, Curiosity, and good Character and, like the lion, be Courageous.
It is with great pride that I congratulate the following leaders of 2020.
Mrs Deborrah Francis
Head of Senior Girls Wellbeing
|School Captains||Yebin Yang
|Year 12 Captain||Hannah Ramsden|
|Gipson House Captain||Amy Herbert
|Campbell House Captain||Tahlia Lane
|Cunningham House Captain||Caitlin Taylor
|SRC Captain||Priya Walker
|Social Service Captain||Elizabeth Day|
|Music Captain||Sienna Wynne-Yorke|
|Sports Captain||Jessica Day|
|Art Captain||Xingtong Huang|
|Dance Captains||Mia Burridge
|Debating Captain||Sabrina Ward|
|Drama Captain||Courtney Hill|
|Duke of Ed Captain and Diving Leader||Tara Matheson|
|Environment Captain||Ida Gaulke|
|HPV and Cycling Captain||Alisa Johnson|
|Public Relations Ambassadors||Campbell – Ayangee Kumaranayake
Cunningham – Jazz Swindells
Gipson – Neleesha Perera
|Orchestra Leader||Hannah Ramsden|
|Symphonic Winds||Nithini Kodipila Arachchige|
|Music section leaders||Soprano – Jessica Elfick
Mezzo – Naomi Drego
Alto – Henna Hasanovic
|Cross Country||Amy Herbert|
|Stagecraft leaders||Tiana Liyanage|
|Social Service leaders||Ida Gaulke
Mumu Mahjabin Hossain