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Student Representative Council

What is Student Representative Council?

Our Student Representative Council (SRC) is student-based group designed to foster school spirit and leadership among students. The members of the SRC change each year to maintain a fresh approach and a strong student voice within the school. SRC members are elected by their classmates, and students from Kindergarten to Year 6 are members.  

The role of the SRC is to promote a positive school environment. The SRC represent the voice of the students and form a part of the school leadership team. These students assist with significant student-led initiatives throughout the year as well as any daily responsibilities associated with their role. The SRC does not have the power to change school policies - only to voice student opinion. They meet fortnightly to discuss matters affecting students and solutions to these.

Students participating in the SRC will maintain a high standard of personal conduct. SRC members will demonstrate leadership qualities by serving as exemplary models of behaviour through their words and actions.

All SRC members will be expected to participate in approved activities, which will serve to enhance the quality of both the physical and behaviour environment of the school.

The Student Representative Council allows students to:

  • work as a member of a team
  • develop and build positive relationships, between peers and teachers
  • contribute to the school community
  • use their voice responsibly
  • value the perspectives and opinions of others
  • plan events and engage in fundraising
  • participate in decision-making

Benefits of being involved in the Student Representative Council include:

  • opportunity to improve reading and writing skills
  • gain experience in public speaking
  • learn how to make a positive impact on school and community environment
  • meet new people, work with a variety of people and make new friends

Objectives of the Student Representative Council are to:

  • provide a democratic forum in which students can address school related issues which affect them
  • maintain open communication between students and school staff
  • reinforce to students the duties and responsibilities of good citizenship.

The Student Representative Council will be involved in leading many community minded projects that may include:

  • school service such as clean up or school fundraisers
  • community service such as national fundraisers or recycling projects
  • advocating and communicating such as student opinion polls or student council newsletter articles

The Student Representative Council responsibilities include:

  • reporting SRC activities to the main student body on a regular basis
  • presenting student ideas and concerns to the council in a fair and equitable manner
  • donate time and talents to the SRC to facilitate successful outcomes
  • attending all student council functions, such as fundraisers and ceremonies
  • making special effort to inform other students about upcoming SRC projects and activities
  • encouraging non-members of the SRC to participate in projects and activities
  • being active in SRC meetings and fulfilling role responsibilities as required
  • seeking the opinions of teachers on various issues
  • displaying appropriate Gulyangarri Public School behaviour