TWO boys from the Walcha district have been appointed to leadership positions at The Armidale School for the coming year. Nicholas Makeham of ‘Abberley Homestead’on Niangala Road is a School Prefect and the captain of Tyrrell House, while Tully Muller, of ‘Kambala’ on Florida Road is the vice captain of Abbott House. Nicholas and Tully acknowledged the past yet looked to the future at their induction ceremony at the school last month, reciting a pledge that dates back more than eight decades.
Headmaster Murray Guest said prefectship was not a prize for what has already been done already, but a call is to assist the direction of the school in maintaining its standards in all areas, supporting students and inspiring pride in the school 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.