Student Representative Council (SRC)
The Student Representative Council (SRC) consists of students democratically elected by the staff and their peers. The role of the SRC is to act as an advocate for the needs of the student body, and to lead the school in projects to improve the school culture.
The SRC aims to
- Develop leadership skills
- Ensued student views are heard in decision-making processes
- Empower students to contribute to a positive school culture
- Strengthen the school community through active participation
At Engadine High School, a newly elected SRC was inducted at the High Achievers assembly in Term 1. The SRC incorporates representatives elected from each year group and the Prefect Body
The SRC for 2013 is as follows:
Year 7: Dale Best, Tiarna Blewitt, Mitchell Kemlo, Dominic Nisbet, Tarni Payne and Owen Sloggett
Year 8: Shaun Fairall, Jayden Fraser, Emily Lumsden, Layla Middleton, Jessica O'Meara, Hayley Wilson, Zachary Zammit
Year 9: Donald Bartley, Chantelle Blewitt, Lili Donald, Hayden Sloggett, Zoe Yeats
Year 10: Christopher Jenkins, Evan Pignatelli, Megan Kirk, Jessica Yeats, Ethan Tarman
Year 11: Madeleine Darsana, Brittany Christie, Cian Ryan, Kyle Richardson, Luke Griffiths
Year 12: Bryn Davies, Daniel King, Blake Smith, Caitlyn Anderson, Keira Curth
Prefects: Sam Corby, Alec DeGennaro, Emma Free, Amber Keen, Chris Pendergast, Caroline Wagner
Vice Captains: Sally Bentley, Sarah Forsyth, Jackson Micallef, Lachlan Johnson
Captains: Trelby O'Connor, Matthew Lister
The SRC meets daily as a roll call group and regularly for formal meetings. Formal meeting procedures are followed at meetings. A Chairperson and Secretary are elected by the group.
The roles and responsibilities of the SRC are many and varied. We coordinate and engage the school community through projects that seek to improve the school environment, raise funds for various groups and charities, assist with school events and create greater awareness of social justice and community issues. The SRC works closely with the Student Sustainability Council to create a better educational experience for students at Engadine High School.
Developing student leaders and teaching students the skills they need to promote a more positve school culture is a major focus for the SRC. Students have the opportunity to participate in the Lions Youth of the Year Quest, the International Women's Day Breakfast, the World Vision Global Leaders Convention, National Young Leaders Day, Rotary Adventures in Citizenship, the Elevate Young Leaders Forum and the Model United Nations. We firmly believe that these opportunities help students to become more equipped to become future leaders in society.
In 2012, the SRC raised over $12, 000 for a range of charities and non-government organisations. Together with their Prefect mentors, Year 8 SRC members raised $496 for Canteen on National Bandanna Day, Year 11 members coordinated our most successful 40-Hour Famine yet (raising $6615.75 for World Vision) and they also raised $860.85 for the Sydney Children's Hospital through our Gold Week fundraiser. Year 9 raised $709 for the White Ribbon Project and Year 12 raised $246.45 for Stewart House.
We hope our 2013 projects will be equally successful. This year, Year 8 plans to fundraise for the Deafness Foundation, Year 9 will coordinate the Gold Week events for the Sydney Children's Hospital, Year 10 will raise funds for Stewart House, Year 11 plans to promote an awareness of youth depression and sexual diversity within the school, and Year 12 has already raised an impressive amount of money for though the World's Greatest Shave.
We look forward to an exciting year where we continue to empower students to lead, promote awareness of social issues, support our selected charities and improve the culture of Engadine High School.