It’s a tradition that been going on since the 1960s, however, perhaps without the funny hats.
It may be hard to take them seriously with their beautifully crafted headdress, but Gloucester High School has a new Student’s Representative Council (SRC) executive.
In an assembly held in the school hall on Thursday September 13, the whole school gathered, along with family and friends, to celebrate the change of school leadership.
During her speech, GHS principal Trudi Edman told the new leaders to “be inspiring.”
“You are the role models of the student body,” Ms Edman said.
The new leadership team was invited onto the stage with their parents to have their official badges pinned on.
GHS leadership team for 2019: Captains – Kyra Edstein and Cadel Beard; Vice captains – Madelaine Blanch and Noah Jeffreys; SRC leaders – Paula Edwards, Emily Murray and Tahnee Yates
After the formalities were over, it was time for the outgoing SRC executive to officially welcome the new school leaders.
Mia Bowden, William Brown, Laura Dunlop, Liam Chester, Nina Samson and Andrew Hughes put on a musical performance that had the audience rolling with laughter, ending with the donning of the handmade hats and the passing on of the batons; literally.
The remainder of the assembly was scattered with a few performances from the HSC students, including music and drama, before the incoming house captains were named.
Belbora – captains: Jyah Bowden and Marnie Barkwill; vice captains: Isabella Erasmus and Cameron Dunlop
Kurricar – captains: James Connor and Tayla Hartley; vice captains: Callum Howard and Bethany Hester
Morgani – captains: Jake Moulds and Charlotte Maslen; vice captains: James McLeod and Hayley Rush
Tibbuc – captains: Jacob Sopher and Ellie Schumann; vice captains: Drew Stone and Bronte Wisely
Years 8 – 9: Jessica Kernahan, Daphne Wilkes, Emily Walker, Cameron Badham
Years 9 – 10: Indira Baker, Makayla Battams, Lucy Corbett, Jack Blamires, Zeke Llewelyn, Amy Schultz
Years 10 – 11: Adam Battle, Thomas Bandy, Drew Stone, Charlotte Maslen, Kelsey Farley, Isabella Yates
Years 11 – 12: Elizabeth Blanch, Jake Moulds, Stephen Hester
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