SRC

Student well-being and participation in their education becomes more effective when their ideas are listened to and their opinions valued. Pasadena High School benefits when students are involved in their own learning and the school’s operation. The Student Representative Council (SRC) at Pasadena High is one structure which assists students and the school in achieving this ideal.

The SRC is a formal group of students, elected by their peers to represent them and their views. The SRC facilitates leadership and decision making by all students in the school. It is an important way in which our school can provide meaningful leadership opportunities for students.

The Student Representative Council actively canvasses a wide range of issues which affect young people within a framework which ensures that the advice presented to students is balanced and relates to school activities. The council is a neutral ground for rational discourse, and while opposing views are a natural consequence of gathering people together for discussion on matters effecting their future, this is all done in a unified forum under the observation of a supervising teacher.

While it is recognised that raising funds for the improvement of Pasadena High School's grounds and facilities or in fact the donation to charity is a worthwhile endeavour, our school’s SRC focusses on the development of leadership skills and the meaningful involvement of students in school decision making.

SRC News

In 2016 the SRC were involved in many activities both within the school, across other organisations and in the community. These include:

  • SRC training day at Mitcham Council

  • SRC gave presentations at assembly on Harmony Day, introducing the theme and activities for the day

  • Managed several school BBQs, raising money for various charities, plus improvements to the school grounds

  • Organised several casual days to raise money and / or awareness for charities

  • 5 students attended a Digital Thumbprint conference at the Adelaide Zoo and from this, the students prepared a 15 minute presentation which was delivered to the Middle School, Senior School and Unit during the Pathways 2 Success program (P2S).

  • 4 students and Mrs Jones attended the Safe Schools Coalition Action Day

  • Organised a 'Wear it Purple' casual day to raise awareness for acceptance of gender and sexually diverse students

  • Discussions around amalgamation

  • Legacy Volunteering

  • Embrace Body Image Movement screening

  • Discussion around lunch clubs. Currently have board games in the library on Thursdays. 2017 possibilities include skipping contests / displays, yoga or Zumba, hula hoops etc

  • Discussions around sports days, camps, drinking fountains, seating and shaded areas

  • Had an SRC party recently to acknowledge and thank everyone’s participation

Already in 2017 the students have been involved in undertaking a training day at Mitcham Council, where they met with the Mayor, Mr Glenn Spear, the Youth Officer for Mitcham Council and undertook many leadership and team building activities. The SRC elected student to fill the executive roles; this year congratulations goes to Jonathan and Tara who are senior presidents, and Darian who is our middle school president.

The SRC have run an assembly for Harmony Day, and they had a large input into the format that our Harmony Day Sports Day took.

We have also had one of the senior presidents represent the school at the UN Youth Conference weekend, where he undertook activities and workshops around the important topic of ‘Protecting our Future: Improving Global Health & Wellbeing’.

Our elected presidents also have regular meetings with Ms House, the Principal, in order to make sure that the student voice is represented at a leadership level.

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