We are thrilled to have inducted students who are in formal leadership roles at the College. I extend my congratulations to these students and offer my prayers for your service over the next year.
Our vision statement says that we are: "To be a community of learners living and serving in Christ’s world." Every student in our College has tremendous skills, abilities, drive and passion. Every student can make a difference in the world now. I want every student to always believe that they have a voice in this world.
I would like to show you three young people who have made a difference in our changing world.
Each of these young people used their voice and actions to make a difference in the world. Students, teachers and wider community, never ever think that you can’t make a difference. Find your passion and make a difference.
At NAC we have changed our student leadership program. Our Collegian Prefect team is larger this year. If a student puts up their hand and wants to serve our school community then we will place them into the Prefect team. In doing this we make a commitment to them, to help each young leader here today to develop the skills, confidence and abilities to become better leaders.
I would like to look at one more example of a leader.
In the Bible Jesus said: “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must serve all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”Mark 10: 42-45
Each young person being inducted has put up their hand to be a leader. You are a leader for others. We become better leaders as we serve each other. As a leader, you need to think of the needs of all people, and do your best to help them. This is not always easy but with God’s help, you can make a big difference.
As you serve your school community, I hope that you will genuinely care about others and follow the example of Jesus in the way that you lead. So congratulations once again to our new leadership team. May you have a wonderful year of growth as you develop as a leader at NAC.