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SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL

 

What is a Student Representative council?

Students are happier and participate in their education more effectively when their ideas are listened to and their opinions valued. Schools benefit when students are involved in school organisation and planning.

A Student Representative Council is a group of students in a a school elected by their fellow students. They represent i the students in the school and organise ways for them to participate in school life.

A Student Representative Council is...

EDUCATIONAL
by developing skills in leadership and communication.

DEMOCRATIC
because every student has a voice.

RESPONSIBLE

for solving real problems and making real decisions.

SHARING
decision-making with the school executive, teachers, other students and the school community.

CARING
about the school, what happens in it and to it

FUN and REWARDING for everyone in the school

THE SUPPORT OF THE PRINCIPAL AND STAFF IS ESSENTIAL TO THE OPERATION OF AN EFFECTIVE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL.

What do school SRCs do?

Identify and voice student opinions and ideas

• Encourage school spirit and pride

• Improve school amenities and appearance

• Discuss student rights and respnsibilities

• Become involved in environmental education

• Become involved in curriculum issues

• Provide study help

• Promote careers information and workplace learning

• Assist the orientation of new students

• Focus on Student health and personal development

• Encourage school competition in sport and debating

• Develop international awareness

• Publicise and communicate achievements

• Promote creative, visual and performing art activities

• Recognise students' achievements of excellence

• Run social and recreation activities

• Organise fund raising activities

• Participate in community service programs

School SRCs encourage involvement in specific programs such as:

Student welfare

• Peer mediation and conflict resolution

• Peer support

• Gender Equity

• Drug Education

• Anti-Violence

• Student Leaders on School Councils

• Aboriginal Student Leadership

• Student Leadership and Primary SRCs and Parliaments

• Stress and Time Manage ment

• Study Skills

• Anti-Discrimination

• Anti-Racism http://www.racismnoway.com.au/