Chatham High School

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Student Representative Council

Ms Belinda Christensen - SRC Co-ordinator

Why do schools have an SRC?

The Student Representative Council (SRC) is a body within the school which represents students and promotes their views and their participation in school decision making.

Whilst raising funds for the improvement of facilities or donation to a charity is a worthwhile endeavour, a schools SRC should focus on the development of leadership skills and the meaningful involvement of students in school decision making.

An effective SRC is:

Educational - students develop skills in leadership and communication.

Democratic - every student has a voice.

Responsible - students solve real problems and make real decisions.

Sharing - students share with the school executive, teachers and the school community in decision making.

Caring - students care about their school and what happens to it.

Fun and rewarding - students experience enjoyment through successful participation.

What do school SRC's do?

  • Identify and voice student opinions and ideas
  • Encourage school spirit and pride
  • Publicise and communicate achievements
  • Discuss student rights and responsibilities
  • Become involved in environmental education
  • Become involved in curriculum issues
  • Recognise students achievements of excellence
  • 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
  • Improve school amenities and appearance
  • Develop international awareness
  • Promote creative, visual and performing arts activities
  • Participate in community service programs
  • Run social and recreation programs
  • Organise fundraising activities.

School SRC's encourage involvement in programs such as:

  • Student welfare
  • Student leaders on School Council
  • Peer support
  • Peer mediation and conflict resolution
  • Student leadership and Primary SRC's
  • Drug education
  • Anti-discrimination
  • Anti-racism
  • Aboriginal student leadership
  • Gender equity
  • Anti-violence
  • Stress and time management
  • Study skill