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
- Aboriginal student leadership
- Gender equity
- Stress and time management
- Study skill