MacKillop College’s Student Representative Council (SRC) is very active and makes many positive contributions to the College. The Student Council is represented by students from every year level and meets regularly to discuss and act upon student issues.
All students can exercise leadership by taking part in co-curricular sporting,creative and cultural activities. The College realises the importance of students experiencing positions of responsibility and leadership as the associated challenges assist in developing personal skills, values and goals. MacKillop College offers students leadership training and in-servicing.
What is the Student Representative Council at MacKillop College?
The Student Representative Council
- Develops student leadership throughout the school
- Is a forum where students are able to discuss issues and concerns that relate to them
- Is a formal voice of the students
- Provides a link between students, staff and administration of the college
- Communicates important information to all students
- Gives students a way to be involved in community activities
- Promotes school spirit
- Does something that students believe in
- Encourages involvement in environmental groups, clean-up days, tree planting, etc.
- Hold forums on important issues of concern for students
- Organise fun activities for students at lunchtime
- Is an avenue for school leaders to gain opinions from the school body
Expectations of the SRC Member
- Represents their year level by communicating to all students in the year level on a regular basis
- Listens to everyone’s views
- Suggest decisions that could be made
- Shares in the decision making
- Shares in doing the work and being involved in activities
- Turns up on time to all meetings
- Follows the meeting rules
- Keeps a positive attitude towards the SRC and discusses any concerns with the school captains
- Promotes the SRC in the best way they can
- Is a school leader and leads by example
Who is an SRC Member?
Any student from years 7-11 may apply to be an SRC member. There is an application available on the Intranet that can be filled in and emailed to the SRC coordinator. Students will be selected for SRC based on recommendations from their year level coordinators and on an interview, where the role and the aims of the SRC will be discussed.
SRC meetings will be conducted in a formal manner with an agenda, minutes taken and a chairperson.
Meetings will be held fortnightly or as necessary. These are always at lunchtime and finish in time for students to go to classes.
- There is a regular report about the SRC in the monthly newsletter
- Minutes from each SRC meeting will be published after each meeting on the Intranet under the Student Wellbeing tab
- Posters advertising coming events will be placed on notice boards
- SRC representatives will speak regularly at year level and school assemblies to inform students of SRC activities and news
- Daily Information Sheet announcements, and notifications of extra-ordinary meetings
- School Captains regularly meet with the Principal, Mr. Kennedy, to discuss matters of concern with him, and inform him of what they have been doing
- Local media may be contacted to report on the SRC involvement