Prefects Investiture – 2015/2016
The Prefects Investiture is a ceremony to install all our prefects into their roles for the year. In this ceremony, we unveiled our Head Prefect, Deputy Head Prefect, Games Captain, Deputy Games Captain and House Officials. The prefects were specially selected by teachers based on their leadership qualities, work responsibility and compassion towards their peers. Attended by Rev. Fr. Gihan Gunathilake, The Director of Diocesan and Youth Federation of Archdiocese of Colombo, Rev. Sr. Superior Chamari Fernando, Rev. Sr. Sujani Fernando our Principal, the teachers and parents, our newly installed prefects pledged their commitment and loyalty to the school as student leaders of the school on 30th of July 2015.
First may I Congratulate the Prefects and their families for the appointments that you are receiving here today. Prefects are representatives of the student body and embody the best in student qualities that the school has to offer. I know that the Prefects here will be up to the task and if ever you’re in doubt, remember a verse that will help you through your journey.
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3: 5-6).
With this inspirational words I am happy to give a short message on this special day of our school, The Prefects Investiture 2015.
For many of the prefects, this is your first exposure to leadership. It will likely be the first in a lifelong journey of leadership.
The Word of the Lord from Luke 12: 48 says
“From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked”
We all know that our Shephedians have been blessed with much and so much will be demanded of us and much more will be asked.
My dear Prefects of 2015, today you have been given a great mission of leadership.
A leader according to its simplest definition is “someone who has the clarity to know the right things to do, the confidence to know when she's wrong and the courage to do the right things even when they're hard."
Leadership is also an art- “Leadership is the art to of influencing and directing people in such a way that will win their obedience, confidence, respect and loyal cooperation in achieving common objectives.”
For those of you who have been called as leaders, it is my hope that you will take your responsibilities seriously and represent the Shepherdians, your fellow students and yourself as student leaders who uphold the fine traditions of this great school, and remind yourself each day of the four lines of the chorus of your school song.
“Glory! Our Good Shepherd’s voice be heard - North, South, East, West
Like diamonds gracing mother Lanka’s neck - May our Alma Mater reign”
This will inspire you, motivate you and never let you fall from grace.
As prefects the experience that you gain in student leadership; dealing with school management, dealing with your peers and juniors, organizing and representing your school will be a great training experience for your future leadership role in life.
To all the students who are present here today to participate in the investiture ceremony, I say, “Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves” (Philippians 2:3)
I wish you all every success and pray that you will focus on doing your work without fear or favor and making a positive difference in the lives of the students and our Alma Mater.
May God Bless each one of you & May you grow in the Knowledge, Love & Wisdom of the Lord each day of your life.
|Vice Head Prefect:
|Games Vice Captain:||
|Andrew House||Philomina House|
|Sandali Perera (House Captain)||Yeshma Binoji (House Captain)|
|Roshini Peiris (House Vice Captain)||Gayumi Tharushika (House Vice Captain)|
|Kavindya Peiris (Games Captain)||Loshani Nimarsha (Games Captain)|
|Heshani Perera (Games Vice Captain)||Imalsha Aponsu (Games Vice Captain)|
|Dinushika Michela||Anne Sherene|
|Tharushi Dishara||Chrishani Pramudika|
| Alban House
|Vishmi Fernando (House Captain)||Sachini Kaushalya (House Captain)|
|Tharushi Ann Matharage (House Vice Captain)||Pubudini (House Vice Captain)|
|Senuri De Soysa (Games Captain)||Malsha Nimanthi (Games Captain)|
|Isuri Randima (Games Vice Captain)||Sithara Nimeshi (Games Vice Captain)|
|Madushani Erandika||Sanduni Fernando|