Gunnedah's Georgie O'Brien has been announced as a Deputy Senior Prefect at TAS for 2018

LEADING THE WAY: TAS student leaders Ben Hamparsum and Georgie O'Brien with TAS Headmaster Murray Guest. Photo: Supplied

LEADING THE WAY: TAS student leaders Ben Hamparsum and Georgie O'Brien with TAS Headmaster Murray Guest. Photo: Supplied

The Armidale School (TAS) has just appointed two of the regions students to leadership roles for 2018. 

Seventeen year old Georgie O’Brien from Gunnedah and Ben Hamparsum from Currabubula were appointed to the leadership roles at an induction ceremony at the school on Friday.

Ben will be taking on the role of vice captain of ‘Tyrrell House’ while Georgie will be taking on the roles of girls captain for ‘Croft House’ and deputy senior prefect in 2018.

Georgie said being elected by her fellow class mates and teachers was very exciting.

“I was a bit shocked to be honest,” she said.

“I love this school and to be thought of by your friends as a leader is very exciting.”

The local students acknowledged the past yet looked to the future as they recited a pledge that dates back more than eight decades at the induction ceremony.

Headmaster Murray Guest said prefect-ship was not a prize for what has already been done, but a call to assist the direction of the school in maintaining its standards in all areas through good example.

“Above all, they have been called to join in our most important task – ensuring that every student in this school is able to feel supported and is confident that his or her best efforts will be applauded and never derided,” he said.

As for leadership style, Georgie believes leading by example is vital to leadership.

“Leading by example is the most important part of leadership,” she said.

“I think actions speak louder than words and that is definitely the type of leader I want to be, always pushing everyone to try new things.”