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Badge ceremony


​Today I had the pleasure of presenting our 2016 Student Council Representatives with their badges.  We welcomed parents and carers to join us in celebrating this event.  I would like to share the speech I gave to the student body.

Student Council Heidi Booth and the Student Council

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a Leadership Masterclass with Principals, Deputy Principals and teachers from the northern Gold Coast.  We were fortunate to have Mr Terry Kearney to address the group.  He is a retired teacher and Principal who now works for a company in Ipswich called ‘Greater Springfield’.  Mr Kearney talked to us about the vision of the founder of the ‘Greater Springfield’ and his dream.  He talked about a ‘compelling narrative’ and how the compelling narrative or story, is what convinces people to take the journey, to trust the vision and to follow the dream. 

Senior and Junior Leaders

Tamborine Mountain State High School has a strong culture and is well known throughout the South East Region as being a high performing school.  Is this our compelling narrative?  Is our compelling narrative our incredible student performance?  Is our compelling narrative the work of our great teacher leaders?
Leaders are courageous, fair, considerate and consistent.  Leaders actively listen to others and work collaboratively to solve problems.  They are uncomfortable with the status quo and they seek continual improvement.

Mrs De Redder and the Student Council

As the Student Council, you are the voice of the student body and it is your responsibility to create your ‘compelling narrative’.  My challenge to you, is what is your 2016 compelling narrative going to be?  What vision will you create for the students of Tamborine Mountain State High School that will encourage the student body to follow you and your leadership dream?
Mrs Heidi Booth