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.com Prayer Service for the Installation Ceremony of School Office bearers Theme: Leadership and Learning are indispensable to each other J.F.Kennedy Quote: The price of greatness is responsibility. Sir Winston Churchil Symbol: Wheel Unity and collaboration in Team Management Introduction: Leader: We have gathered as a school community to thank God for the gift of these newlyelected young, enthusiastic and dynamic leaders of our school. Today is a very special dayfor our school as the school bestows the governing charges to our office bearers for the year 2011 12. It is indeed a great honour to be chosen leaders as dealers in inspiration, honestyand hope.Just as the wheel in the unity of its components (hub, spokes, rim) moves throughdifferent contact points to complete a cycle, we as a school co mmunity move through thisacademic year progressively . Let us pray for the spirit of unity and collaboration among theschool community for greater effectiveness in singing Bind us together. Opening prayer song: (sing twice) Bind us together, Lord, Bind us together with cordsThat cannot be broken. Bind us together, Lord, Bind us together, Bind us together with love.

Ritual of the symbol - Wheel: Reader 1:The wheel is one of the earliest inventions of the caveman in the history of mankind for making pottery in Mesopotamia (present day Iraq) in 4000 B.C. The creation of pottery wasv e r y i m p o r t a n t i n t h e a d v a n c e m e n t o f h u m a n k i n d a s p o t t e r y v e s s e l s a l l o w e d h u m a n s t o transport water and migrate from the water source.The invention of the wheel helped in the advancement of science and technology in buildingsteam engines, railroads, and factories. Nearly every machine from tiny watch gears toautomobiles, jet engines and computer disk drives is based on principle of wheel and axle.

Reader 2: (A student holds the wheel of the cycle or Asoka chakra of the national flag on display)The wheel is a symbol of progress. The Ashoka Wheel with its 24 spokes on the national flagof India portrays the prevalence of the law of dharma (/ virtue / righteousness) 24 x 7. In thec a s e o f e i g h t - s p o k e d w h e e l , t h e y r e p r e s e n t t h e e i g h t f o l d p a t h l e a d i n g t o e n l i g h t e n m e n t through Right faith, Right intention, Right speech, Right action, Right livelihood, Right endeavor, Right mindfulness, and Right meditation.The wheel denotes unity in motion and movement promotes change, life and progress. Indiamust move and go forward with dynamism of a peaceful change.Reader 3:The WHEEL consists of 3 parts The HUB at the centre and RIM at the periphery connected by the SPOKES. The advantage of spokes is that they distribute stresses uniformlywhile being lighter and at the same time hold, strengthen and speed up the wheel.We can compare the components and purpose of the wheel to the unity and function of

teamwork in school community. The cooperation, collaboration and concord of every member will make the school community effective and efficient.Reader 4:(Student holds on display the HUB dismantled from the cycle wheel)- The HUB at the Centre is the School Administration - the Manager, the Principal, the staff;the school policy and rules; the school curricula and evaluation guidelines.Reader 5:(Student holds on display the SPOKES dismantled from the cycle wheel)- The SPOKES are the teachers and school council - the elected representatives of the schooland class school head boy/girl, school captains, class monitors, captains and those withresponsibilities of holding the team together.Like the spokes of the wheel, the leader connects the student community with positive energyand right perspective, being patient and passionate in what he does. A leader is a person whog u i d e s others towards a common goal showing the way by example and c r e a t i n g a n environment in which other team members feel actively involved in the entire process.

Reader 6:(Student holds on display the RIM dismantled from the cycle wheel)- The RIM or circumference of the wheel is the student community from Nursery to Senior secondary with their family (parents & siblings). Each point in the rim is unique andrepresents the uniqueness each individual plays in making the wheel complete & connected.

Leader: Like the spokes of the wheel the leader links the student community with positive energy andright perspective being patient and passionate in what he does. A lea der is a person whog u i d e s o t h e r s t o w a r d s a c o m m o n g o a l s h o w i n g t h e w a y b y e x a m p l e s a n d c r e a t i n g a n environment in which other team members feel actively involved in the entire process. Let usnow listen to the scripture reading which indicates the role of a leader as one who makes a difference - just as little addition of salt makes a difference to the taste of food.Reader 7:The scripture reading from the gospel of saint Mathew says "You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. Leader : Let us join in singing the song We are marching and repeat it, as we m o v e o n t o t h e ceremony of installation. Hymn: We are marching in the love of God (2)We are marching Oh.We are marchin g Oh Oh.We are marching in the love of God (We are living in the love of God We are learning in the love of God ) continue with The Installation ceremony: overleaf - separately. The National Pledge : (the school head recites and the assembly repeats it.) India is my country. All Indians are my brothers and sisters.I love my country. I am proud of its rich and varied heritage.I shall always strive to be worthy of it.I shall give my parents, teachers and all elders, respect, and treat everyone with courtesy.To my country and my people, I pledge my devotion.In their well being and prosperity alone, lies my happiness.

Closing Prayer (by any Teacher)O God, from whom all power comes and by whose Divine Will we all must abide, we thank you for our opportunities and our privileges. We beseech you to bless, assist and enlightenthe newly elected leaders of our school. May they prove worthy of the confidence placed inthem by the school community. May they be just and upright in their thinking, honest in all t h e i r actions, and ever be guided by a true conscience. Give them w i s d o m , c o u r a g e , generosity and joy to serve the school and students. Amen School Anthem: (sung by the assembly)

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