The Student Representative Council (SRC) is made up of a group of students who want to help other students by presenting ideas which are of benefit to all students, to the School Council. The SRC also informs its peers of any important information which affects the student body.
Another purpose of the SRC is to teach students how the school works, how decisions are made and how to achieve changes. Being on the SRC teaches skills which you can put to use in later life. In the past Year 7 representatives have been very active and did some important negotiations with the Principal and Assistant Principal.
Students participating in the SRC need to be well organised and prepared to work towards having input in the running of the school.
Year 7 students are invited and encouraged to join the SRC. We believe they have a valuable contribution to make by voicing new ideas and in ensuring that their expectations of high school are fulfilled.
Issues likely to be discussed at SRC meetings are:
- Problems or concerns that students have and which need to be discussed by the School Council. (An example of this is the discussion and proposal regarding winter uniform and shorts for girls doing PE).
- Letters and requests from various organisations.
- Any fundraising that is seen as important to the school.
- Organising and running end of term activities such as discos and videos.
Any student who is interested in joining the SRC must attend meetings and sign an agreement that they will abide by the rules set down.
SRC involvement can be very rewarding, particularly if students present good ideas at the meetings and are then able to follow them through to fruition.