SRC Orientation Day

             

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL (SRC)

We began our first SRC session with our twenty Grade 5 & 6 leaders sharing a delicious early morning breakfast. We enjoyed pancakes, fruit salad, yoghurt, cereal and toast. This was a fantastic way to get to know each other and celebrate the beginning of our friendship and  journey as the 2014 SRC.

After breakfast we played a series of getting to know you games and then learnt about the format of an SRC meeting. We established some rules and procedures that we will use to help us function successfully as a group.

We also played cooperative games that helped us to focus on the importance of working together and contributing as members of our newly formed SRC.

We learnt that to work successfully as a group each member needs to know:

• what he/she can do to help;

• what other members can contribute;

• how to help other members; and

• how to accept help from them.

We completed the session by looking at what our 2013 student survey revealed. The students thought that a school disco, school fete and some lunch times sporting sessions could be possible projects for 2014.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

What would you like the SRC to do in 2014? Why do you think this would be important for our school?

Student Representative Council 2014

Martina_Charoensak_YR56 - St Joseph's Primary School-3A large number of Grade 5 and 6 students presented speeches hoping to be on the 2014 SRC.  A lot of effort was put into the presentations. Students discussed their strengths as  leaders and their willingness to listen to others and help them to enjoy school.

Thank you to everyone who applied! Unfortunately many eager students have missed out this year. I would encourage you all however to continue to take on future leadership opportunities both this  and next year especiallly in Secondary School.

Through the election process those who applied have improved their public speaking skills. You may find that you are more confident next time you speak in front of an audience.

Well done!

You may be interested in reading the February edition of Connect which is an online magazine published by Roger Holdsworth. This magazine has many articles written by students and teachers that focus on Student Voice, Student Engagement and Student Decision Making.

http://research.acer.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1214&context=connect

Prehaps you would like to discuss one of the articles or some of the ideas presented in Connect. If so send me a post.

All the best everyone for 2014!