This weeks’ celebrations of student leaders through the investing of our secondary school seniors, primary school leaders, Student Council representatives and Prefects was an auspicious occasion.
Wednesday morning’s Secondary Investiture Ceremony acknowledged our diverse and united cohort of Year 12 students who pledged their dedication to the school - striving to enrich the Girls Grammar Community by encouraging kindness, respect and integrity to continually uphold the School values.
After the announcement of their portfolios at last year’s Speech Night, our Prefects were officially invested into their role and awarded their leadership badges. A big moment that many of our girls have been anxiously awaiting since commencing their schooling journey at Girls Grammar.
Our Head Girl badges of Office and announcement of each bearer is the most anticipated event of the Ceremony. Both equally prestigious with each title honouring the people in whose memory they are given.
The yellow gold badge was bequeathed to the School by the first Headmistress – Miss Helen E Downs and is worn by the Head Prefect during her term of Office.
It has been presented annually since 1939 and this year is awarded to Head Girl and Community and Culture Prefect, Megan Clark.
The Prue McKeague Badge is platinum and was introduced in 1986, in memory of an exemplary 1985 Senior Student who died during the Christmas holidays of her Senior year.
This badge is worn by the other Head Girl and Student Wellbeing Prefect, Hadasshah Akop.
It was a privilege to have Mrs Korin Petersen, Girls Grammar Alumni join us as Guest Speaker for the Secondary Investiture Ceremony.
As an Old Girl and passionate supporter of our school, Korin has a strong and proud family association with her mother, aunt, sister and many second cousins having walked the halls of Paterson House.
Thank you Korin for sharing your story about your secondary schooling experience, the lifelong friendships you formed during your years at Girls Grammar, and the journey you took through your post-schooling studies to now be a Senior Solicitor.
Primary School Investiture Ceremony
As leaders of the primary school our Year 6 students pledged to be approachable and enthusiastic role models, with passion and dedication they will strive to do their best, encouraging their peers to be clever, confident and connected to the School.
Well done to our primary leaders, I know you will be proud role models, looking out for our younger students throughout this year before you transition in to the secondary school.