School leaders of GSSC officially inducted

By Madi Chwasta

Hundreds of students from Years 10 to 12, as well as a handful of proud teachers and parents, poured into the Visy Community Centre at the school's Wanganui campus to witness the induction of the first Greater Shepparton Secondary College leaders.

As part of their inauguration yesterday morning, college captains Farid Hassani and Abby Knight and college vice-captains Cagla Tokay and Emily Chalmers recited a leadership oath and signed a declaration.

The wider leadership team, including the McGuire and Wanganui house captains, were also inducted.

GSSC student leaders.

Mr Hassani said he felt privileged to be one of the first leaders of GSSC.

“It’s a great honour to be the first school captain, in a new era of education in Shepparton,” Mr Hassani said.

Miss Knight was similarly gracious.

“I feel happy — education in Shepparton has struggled and it’s exciting to see something new,” she said.

Member for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed was a guest speaker at the event, where she candidly told students about her professional journey in law and politics, and encouraged students to embrace their education as an opportunity.

High energy performance: College band performs Valerie by Amy Winehouse.

Department of Education deputy secretary David Howes was also a guest, and congratulated the new leaders.

The event also featured a powerful Acknowledgement of Country by Jada Cooper, and a rousing performance by the College Band of Amy Winehouse’s hit song Valerie.

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