Student Voice at CPS

An SRC is a group of students in a school elected by their fellow students to represent all students in the school and who organise ways for students to participate in school life. SRCs work democratically to represent the student body in school decision-making. Students work together, with help from a staff member, to improve school life and to contribute students’ ideas.

Over the first four weeks of this term classes are working out who their elected representatives will be. You may have noticed some classes starting to share who their representatives are through class blogs, SeeSaw, newsletters etc. Later this term a whole school assembly will recognise this year’s representatives.

At Craigburn, two levels of ‘student voice’ are implemented – SLEG (Student Leaders Executive Group) and SRC (Student Representative Council)

SLEG (Year 6/7 students) – acts as an executive group.

Students elected through an application process from each Year 6/7 class.

Gender balance/equity is aimed for wherever possible

Selection process consists of:

  • Nomination
  • Application
  • Presentation to class
  • Selection determined by class teachers/students

Role: to lead SRC meetings and coordinate school/community activities through appropriate decision making processes.

SRC Representatives

Each class elects 2 representatives per semester – 2 reps and 2 proxies (back ups) each semester to share information from class/school level.

Male/female representation required.

Each class to determine their election process.

Role: to share communication between class meetings and whole school SRC meetings.

Meeting times

SLEG – each week        SRC – fortnightly

Reminders will be in student notices and older buddy classes will collect junior students.

Meeting Process

Elected members of SLEG will chair and record minutes during SRC meeting and will be passed on to SRC class reps that day to be shared at their next class meeting.

 

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