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10th Principal Inducted

Release Date: 27-Mar-2017 | Go Back

Roseville College inducts Ms Deb Magill as its 10th Principal at a formal Commissioning Service at the School on 21 March.

Having last weekend celebrated its 109th birthday, the College again celebrates another historical milestone: the formal commissioning of its 10th Principal, Ms Deb Magill. The service, presided by the Bishop of orth Sydney, The Right Reverend Chris Edwards, was attended by the Anglican Schools Corporation Board, the Roseville College Council and more than 1,000 members of the College community.

The memorable service commenced with an Acknowledgement of Country by Naomi Irving, College Vice-Captain 2017 and a Welcome from Mr David Minty, Chair Roseville College Council. It also featured hymns and prayers of personal meaning to the College and Ms Magill, as well as a break-taking performance of Festival Sanctus  by the College Massed Choir and a foot-tapping recessional by the College Stage Band.

Bishop Edwards used his address to encourage his listeners, particularly the more than 800 attentive students, to don a "new school uniform" of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience as inspired by Colossians 3:12.

"This service is one of the many long standing traditions at Roseville College. It represents more than an appointment ceremony; it is a commissioning for my work as Principal to be under the authority and for the glory of God," explains Ms Magill, who says the Anglican school for girls is positioned strongly to meet both the current and future needs of its students.

"I am humbled and honoured to accept the responsibility and leadership at Roseville College, and to build upon its enduring and remarkable 109 year legacy," she says.

Photo: Ms Deb Magill is inducted by Bishop of North Sydney, The Right Reverend Chris Edwards, at her formal Commissioning Service, a long-standing tradition at the 109 year school.