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Acknowledgements The VicSRC would like to thank the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, University of Melbourne, Second Strike and the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria for supporting the 8th Annual VicSRC Congress.

The VicSRC acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government. The VicSRC is auspiced by the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria.

Contents Introduction VicSRC Executive Summary Outgoing Student Executive 2012-13 Resolutions from Congress 2013 Congress Proceedings Appendix 1: VicSRC Mission Statement Appendix 2: Schools Represented at Congress Appendix 3: VicSRC Recognition Awards 2013 Appendix 4: VicSRC Executive 2013-14

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The VicSRC

Aims of the VicSRC Congress

The Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC) is a network of secondary school students across the state. The VicSRC is auspiced by the Youth Affairs Council Victoria, and funded through the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development Victoria.

The VicSRC Congress aims to provide an opportunity for students across Victoria, to raise issues concerning their school community and develop proposals to address these issues. The resolutions passed by students in Congress become the agenda for the VicSRC for the following year.

Our Vision We want an education system where learning is enjoyable, practical and meaningful, and where Student Representative Councils (SRC) are valued and supported to contribute to making this an ongoing reality. We want the VicSRC to foster connections between SRCs and to be recognised as the peak body for secondary students in Victoria.

Our Aims • strengthen SRCs • be a representative body for secondary school students in Victoria • facilitate and coordinate action by secondary students at all levels • be democratic and participatory The full aims of the VicSRC can be found in Appendix 1.

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In addition, Congress involves wide ranging discussions on how to strengthen SRCs, networking opportunities with other SRCs and the opportunity to stand for election to the VicSRC Student Executive.

Organising the VicSRC Congress The VicSRC Congress was planned and run by the VicSRC Student Executive. Several organisations and individuals supported the Executive in their preparations for Congress and the team would like to acknowledge their expertise and support. Information about Congress was sent to SRCs and support staff in all Victorian secondary school. SRCs were each invited to nominate three representatives to attend Congress and identify issues they wished to discuss amongst their peers.

The Congress Process The goal and aim for the 8th annual VicSRC Congress was for students to ‘Stand Up and Speak Up’ about issues that really mattered to them. It was also an opportunity to share knowledge on how students could further develop their own school SRCs. With that in mind, the two day camp in which 72 students attended from 34 schools across Victoria was a huge success! Congress began early Friday morning with a series of stalls from different education providers and youth based organisations, giving the Congress delegates a chance to collect information and ideas. Stalls included the Youth Affair Council of Victoria, Second Strike, Connect Magazine, UN Youth, Vista and the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC). After a brief introduction to Congress, delegates launched straight into a program headed by Roger Holdsworth (Melbourne University & Connect Magazine) and Linda Randall (YACVic) in which students were asked to envision ‘What makes a perfect school?’, ‘What will education be like in 2030? - Will there still be schools? What will we learn? And how will we learn?’. Students in this program were encouraged to think, and aim BIG! After lunch, the 2012-2013 VicSRC Executive team presented a report back to Congress on all the work they have completed over the past year based on resolutions passed at Congress in 2012. At the end came a question and answer session, in which all non-executive students could ask for clarification on the progress made and to ensure the VicSRC Executive team where held accountable for the work they produced during their term. Students then split off into smaller groups to develop and finalise proposals based on their ideas from the earlier envisioning session. A new addition to Congress in 2013 was the first ‘Panel Session’. Panellists included Gail McHardy (Parents Victoria), Roger Holdworth (Editor of Connect Magazine) and Jessica Bambridge (SRC Teach of the Year 2012/2013, Frankston High School). Student groups presented their proposals to the panel and Congress, and received insightful feedback on how they could be further developed and tweaked. Shortly after, the winners for the VicSRC recognition awards announced. This year the awards were presented by Christine Fyffe MP, Member for Evelyn.

After a short break and dinner, delegates were given a chance to attend an ‘Optional Skills Workshop’ in which they have the chance to further develop skills in a variety of areas. Workshops on offer ranged from ‘how to run a dodge ball tournament’ to ‘guided meditation’. The night was closed with a traditional Congress Cluedo night! The next day began with a final opportunity for delegates to finalise their proposals. After an explanation of ‘Congress Procedures’ it was time to commence the official Congress Proceedings for 2013! To make full use of debate Congress was split into two sessions. During this time, students held a rigorous debate over the 11 proposals put forward to congress; hands were raised and opinions were heard! In total seven resolutions were passed through the congress. Finally, the day would not be complete without the election of fifteen Student Executive members for 2013-14. Nominees were asked to give a short election speech, and the election process was overseen by a representative from the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC). Voting was completed in confidential voting booths to ensure it was secret. Then announcement of the 2013-2014 VicSRC Student Executive team, fifteen students were officially sworn in as the new VicSRC Executive, and now will take on the responsibility of the resolutions passed at Congress. Thank you to all students who attended the 2013 VicSRC Annual Congress, and the schools who made the attendance possible! Thank you to the Executive and crew who worked tirelessly to pull off another amazing Congress! As well as a special thank you to Kate (departing Vic SRC Coordinator), who has been working with the VicSRC for the past four years and in that time has inspired students across Victoria.

Michael Swift Congress Coordinator 2013

For VicSRC Recognition Awards 2013 see Appendix 3.

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VicSRC Executive Summary The VicSRC Executive are the student representatives, elected annually, that govern the VicSRC. The Executive gives direction to the VicSRC staff, sets policy, makes any announcements to the media, communicates with SRCs and individual students and helps them strengthen and promote the aims of the VicSRC. The VicSRC Executive’s job is to represent what is actually being said via student councils across the state. Throughout the past year the VicSRC has had many opportunities to reinforce our place as a vital contributor to the Victorian education system. As the organisation has grown, so has our profile and as a result, the legitimacy of our work. During 2012-2013 the Student Executive has been provided with ample opportunities to represent students’ opinions to various stakeholders and decision-makers in the state on a wide range of issues. Our journey as the Executive began at the 7th Annual VicSRC Congress in 2012. As the Executive was elected we were armed with guidance from the 90 students in attendance in the form of formal proposals passed by the delegation during the Congress proceedings. During our executive term we managed the affairs of the organisation while continuing to work on our assigned portfolios. Our monthly meetings continued to be held at the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria (YACVic). In addition to meetings, we attend two camps which allowed us time for intense planning and visioning work. While we spent much time doing work for the organisation, we also were able to use camp time to bond, thereby creating a much more affective, cohesive Executive team. With now such a grounded role in the education sector, the VicSRC has been able to increase the depth and breadth of the programs the organisation offers. This includes the furthering of our Teach the Teacher Course, and the continued expansion of our resources and initiatives for schools, primarily through our major resource, Represent! As always, a key element of our program is providing support to strengthen SRCs across the state. We do this annually through our series of SRC Regional Student Conferences. This year we held six conferences around Victoria, with a strong focus on empowering students to increase their capacity to effect change at the local

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level. Attendees had the opportunity to speak with other students from schools in their area, and were able to gain useful ideas on the scope of work that SRCs can achieve. In workshop sessions students were facilitated to identify an issue in their school and then plan a way in which the SRC could begin to tackle that problem. Some of the issues raised were; lack of respect between staff and students, recognition of student work and connections between students. Solutions to these problems were devised by the students. Ideas included student led professional development session for teachers, fund a building to showcase student artwork and organise a ‘carnival day’ for the school. Our flagship program in our past Executive term was our Teach the Teacher professional development program. We were able to secure additional funding which allowed us to facilitate the running of ten Teach the Teacher programs in Victoria. Support for the program was also available as a Represent!+ resource. The Teach the Teacher course seeks to open up a space for constructive dialogue between students and teacher, thereby working to solve issues faced in the classroom by both students and teachers. Another area that the VicSRC aimed to tackle is the acceptance of GBLITQ youth in Victorian schools. Stemming from a resolution at the Congress 2012, the VicSRC worked with other organisations for same sex attracted and gender diverse youth to create a pledge to be read and signed on the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia this year. The pledge declared a collective rejection of homophobic and transphobic attitudes in Victorian schools. In addition to our resolution work, the VicSRC has continued to play an active role in the advocacy for students’ rights at a legislative level. The organisation maintains a key position in departmental consultations and in the past year we have made submissions on

issues such as the importance of music education, truancy and the Government’s strategic directions for education in Victoria. Further, the VicSRC has continued our position on the stakeholder reference groups, including on the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) “Toward Victoria as a Learning Community” reference group and the department’s review of school governance. The executive team also participated in a consultation with the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority’s (VCAA) on Strengthening Pathways Senior Secondary Education. The VicSRC was provided with an opportunity to discuss and share ideas with the head of curriculum at VCAA surrounding the existing pathways and the new Victorian Baccalaureate. The VicSRC is passionate about supporting and recognising the excellent work of SRCs across Victoria. Our primary means of recognising SRC best practice is through our annual VicSRC Recognition Awards. These awards aim to give credit and recognition for the work of SRCs – work that often goes uncelebrated – and the Awards for 2012-2013 were presented at Congress 8 by Christine Fyffe MP, Member for Evelyn. The organisation has come so far in a short space of time. As our executive term ends, and another begins, we wish the new executive all the best of luck for their term. Their journey is just beginning and with them comes fresh ideas and experiences, all of which will help to build the organisation into the future, and strengthen the goal that all students will have a voice and all students will be heard across Victoria.

• The support that we receive from VicSRC Supporters, volunteers and Congress Crew is unsurpassed and demonstrates the commitment that many in Victoria hold for genuine student representation. • The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development for providing funding to our organisation and supporting student representation across Victoria. • The Youth Affairs Council of Victoria (YACVic) for their ongoing support. • All our member schools for their continuing support of VicSRC. • And finally, all schools, students and SRCs that have hosted, participated and assisted with VicSRC activities of the past 12 months.

Lachlan Hugo on behalf of the 2012-2013 Student Executive

The Executive would like to sincerely thank: • The end of our Executive has marked the end of the VicSRC journey for many in the organisation, including our Coordinator, Kate Walsh. I have had the pleasure of working with Kate for two of the four years she has been with the VicSRC and throughout out my time, Kate has remained a true advocate for students in Victoria. As the coordinator, she has always been a voice of reason and has helped the organisation and each executive to grow and get us to where we are today.

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Outgoing Student Executive 2012-13

Marlee-Alice Gorman Zoe Crouch Samantha Chapman Rachel Cerar Rosie Mountjoy Casey Crouch Sali Miftari Lachlan Hugo Braidan Pace Tao Hing Lim Tiffany Chapman Michael Swift Jake Kearns Rais Rashdan Edison Ponari

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Princes Hill Secondary Frankston High School Casey Grammar Braybrook College Koonung Secondary College Frankston High School Balwyn High School Blackburn High School Brauer College Templestowe College Toorak College Padua College Maffra Secondary College Minaret College Bundoora Secondary College

Resolutions from Congress 2013 Technology


1. A pilot program is developed and tested in a range of VCE classes across a variety of subjects, where all lessons, key teachings and discussions are filmed and/or recorded and uploaded for student use on a secure student portal.

4. The VicSRC eliminate the stereotype that one pathway (VCE) is superior to the alternatives such as VCAL/VET and TAFE in order to gain equality for all students.

Learning & Curriculum

2. The VicSRC engages with the DEECD, VCAA and key stakeholders in reviewing current reporting practices with the aim of providing ongoing feedback. Sexual Diversity

3. The VicSRC supports the idea of having both single and non-gendered bathrooms, and write a letter to the state government, bringing this issue to their attention.

5. The VicSRC peruses an increase in practical and engaging learning in the classroom and in excursions. Teacher - Student Relationships

6. The VicSRC discusses with the DEECD and other education systems about the processes by which a school would develop a dress code for teachers. Community

7. The VicSRC should create a program, partnered with other organisations, for young adults in high school to educate them about life after school.

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Congress Proceedings The Congress considered the following proposals…


A proposal that the VicSRC should make a creative, informative and engaging video that is emailed to schools and on the VicSRC website. The video should include the VicSRC resource kit and the importance of having students in leadership positions. Moved by: Tess Shacklock Seconded by: Qais Sadat

For • A video of for VicSRC would give all people a better understanding of the organisation and it would be more engaging to secondary school students. • Digital resources are more relevant to young people and would be a more engaging way to reach out to people. • The video would spark interest in the resources the VicSRC already has. Being on the website in video format makes it more accessible. • The VicSRC must move with the time and technology.

Against • The VicSRC already has good resources, it would not be sensible to spend time and resources on this proposal. • The video will use too much time of the executive and may not be the best use of time.

Questions Q: Will the tutoring be free? A: Yes, it will be included in school fees.

Proposal failed

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A proposal that the VicSRC should strongly advocate to the DEECD and other relevant bodies to mandate student representation when creating and developing anti-bullying policies and resources. Moved by: Rachael Campbell Seconded by: Emily Smith

For • The DEECD and other bodies should have mandated student representation and consultation when developing anti-bullying policy and resources. • Students should be more involved in developing resources and policies around bullying. • This proposal isn’t about a new resource; it’s about giving students a voice when the government develops policy around bullying. Students should be at the discussion table when it comes to developing policy around this issue. • Although many resources are available, there are not many that are easy to access, free and written by students for students. • It is really important that students and VicSRC are at the forefront of the debate on this issue. • Students’ voice must be heard on the issue, if we work more closely with the government, there is a better opportunity to share the grass roots perspective from students.

Against • There are already too many resources available for anti-bullying. It is not worth the money and time. • Bullying is never going to stop. It is an on-going issue no matter how many people speak about it. • This is just another request for another bullying program. • The current flagship program by the Department ‘Bully stopper’ was completely developed in consultation with students. Students developed the name and the proposal would be revisiting territory already covered.

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A proposal that the VicSRC supports the idea of having both single and non-gendered bathrooms and write a letter to the state government bringing this issue to their attention.

A proposal that the VicSRC discusses with the DEECD and other education systems about the process by which a school would develop a dress code for teachers. Moved by: Sophie Williams Seconded by: Jordyn Kruger

Moved by: Marlee Gorman Seconded by: Steph Stroud

For: • The VicSRC should support the idea of having a nongendered bathroom available at all schools so it makes these students who do not identify with either male or female feel more comfortable. • Whatever you are born with does not matter; it is about how you feel. People who are gender diverse need to be supported. This step will help people be their true self. • Recently the Australia government has allowed the marking of gender X on Australian documentation, which means you don’t have to identify as Male or Female. At home do you have specific male and female bathrooms? Non-gendered bathrooms would protect and support people who identify as non-gendered.

Against • This issue is a very controversial. • There are more important issues on the Executive agenda than bathrooms. • We need to consider those who do not feel comfortable sharing a bathroom with another sex.

Proposal Carried

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For • Teachers are role models and set an example. • What teachers wear impacts our schooling. While most do dress appropriately, some still do not. A dress code for teachers would make school a more comfortable place for all. • A dress code is not about judging teachers on their capabilities, but guidelines for dress codes around tattoos and visible piercings. • What is not allowed for students, should not be allowed for teachers.

Against • Teachers should not be judge on appearance, it is judgemental, and their responsibility and capability should not depend on how they look. • Most schools have rules in place around inappropriate clothing and set a dress code for staff.

Proposal Carried


A proposal to develop a pilot program which is tested in a range of VCE classes across a variety of subjects where all lessons, key teaching and discussions are filmed and/ or recorded and uploaded for student use on a secure student portal. Moved by: Steph Stroud Seconded by: Olivia Gregson

For • This proposal will give students the opportunity to be autonomous learners. • The proposal gives teachers responsibilities for what is important to film and what isn’t. Access to these recordings would be useful for students that missed classed, extra study and revision. This would provide students the tools to increase their autonomy over their learning. • Technology is the way of the future, and this is a really positive way to use it. • For students who are often away from school, this would be a great tool to stay on top of their learning. • Many teachers are already using this technology. It will be hard, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try. Students are absent for lots of different reasons, but this would really help support students to catch up on what they have missed. There is flexibility with this model and this would capture what is said and happens in the live classroom.

Against • How does this effect student and teacher confidentiality. • Time and money that has not been considered. • Edmodo already exists which is a similar tool. Resource cost money and would take up lots of the teachers time.

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A proposal that the VicSRC advocate to the government that they shift their priorities towards government education.

A proposal that the VicSRC engages with the DEECD, VCAA and key stakeholders in reviewing current reporting practices with the aim of providing ongoing feedback.

Moved by: Hanna Gritkin Seconded by: Aristotle Otis

For • Every student has the right to an equal education. This is enshrined in the Australia constitution. Education affects student’s ability to succeed in the future. The government should be lobbied to shift their priorities towards Government Education. • There is not enough equality in funding between schools. There needs to be more equality in schools. If all teachers are trained the same, how is it fair that schools receive different funding. • Regardless of income and wealth, education should be the same for all. • This proposal will be more effective than the Gonski reforms. Private schools already gain funds from fees. But Government schools rely only on Government funding.

Against • The constitution states everyone should have an education. Private education provides better access to facilities and opportunities. Many Government schools get the best marks in VCE marks. • The Gonski reform is trying to tackle this issue. The reform is about giving schools equal funding. It aims to allow students from all schools to get similar opportunities. Going into a private school does not mean you will get the best marks.

Proposal Failed

Moved by: Michael Lo Seconded by: Tyler Goodridge

For • We need to be provided ongoing feedback in the assessment and reporting process. • Feedback needs to be improved around classroom behaviour and achievement. Students of all standards should have a clear understanding of what level they are up to and how to improve. • The timing of reports should be reviewed. • There should be more consistent communication and investigate alternative assessment methods. • Many students have personal experience with inconsistent reporting and unhelpful comments. Teachers could use voice memos to record voice recordings. Feedback is really important or else you don’t know where you up to in your learning. • Current reporting practises are not adequate. A, B, C grades do not adequately reflect results. • Teacher needs to take initiative to give more feedback. This would be helpful in improving current reporting practises.

Against • Students need to talk with their teachers for more feedback. Teachers have a big workload already and to increase reporting requirements is too much pressure on them. • It is up to the student to learn from mistakes and use teachers comments and feedback effectively. Monthly reports would be too much. More responsibility should lie with students.

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A proposal that the VicSRC advocate to reinstate the midyear exams in year 11 and 12. Moved by: Margaret Tran Seconded by: Jason Dang

For • Exams at VCE create stress and pressure on students. Two weeks is not adequate preparation time for exams. Having mid-year exams allows students more time to prepare and use their time more effectively. Bringing back mid-year exams would benefit the majority of students. • The exam period at the end of the year is very stressful and there is a lot of pressure on students. If any issues occur during this time that affects your studies, students are seriously disadvantaged. It is better to allow more opportunities to do your best in your subject area. • Textbooks are an average of 200 – 400 pages. This is a lot of information to carry in your head for 6 subjects. The pressure is immense. To reduce student stress mid-year exams would help.

Against • We should not make decisions based on stress levels. • More effective revision strategies are more important. • Strategies such as exam preparation, the GAT, SACS, Test and revision mean students are prepared for the end of year exams.

Proposal Failed

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A proposal that the VicSRC should create a program, partnered with other organisations for young adults in high school to educate them about life after school.

A for a resolution that the VicSRC works with the DEECD and other bodies to develop a program that decreases gender stereotypes in careers, introducing males and females to work in areas that may not be expected of them.

Moved by: Danai Haraua Seconded by: Sarah Goh

For • Many students do not have the skills around finance, budgeting, well-being and other life skills. A full day course for schools, booklets, or you tube videos could support these lessons. • My school does not provide much information on life after school other than how to get into University. More life skills would be very useful. • Many students across Victoria do not have the information to go further with their lives after school. • When we leave high school, we need to have the skills about life such as tax, budget, bank and accounts.

Against • There are already many resources and programs that do these kinds of programs. Monash University gives similar talks on these topics. • All this information is easily accessible on Google and other websites. If the information is easily accessible, why would people be interested in a day long program?

Proposal Carried

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Moved by: Ellie Doyle Seconded by: Caitlin Clarke

For • There are expectations on people of a certain sex to enter certain professionals. Think about how we could aid diversity and why this isn’t happening already. • There are not many women in Politics. Gender stereotypes to still exist. • We are not trying to force people into the workforce but raise the awareness about possible careers.

Against • We live in 2013, not 1950. Previously, stereotypes might have existed but career choice today is based on vocational interest. • There are not major discrepancies within Australia. On a state level, the ratio between male and females is almost the same.

Proposal Failed


A proposal that the VicSRC pursue and increase practical and engaging learning in the classroom and in excursions. Moved by: Ron Garcia Seconded by: Bridin Walker

For • Practical learning needs to be incorporated into curriculum. By using the VicSRC Teach the Teacher program, VicSRC could speak with communities on how it could be incorporated and consider how student’s best learn. • We need more engaging strategies in and outside the classroom.

Against • Classroom learning depends on the teacher. Relationships with the teacher are the most important thing. • My teachers mix up theory and practical session in a well-balanced well.

Proposal Carried

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A proposal for the resolution that the VicSRC eliminate the stereotype that, one pathway (VCE) is superior to the alternative pathways such as VCAL/VET and TAFE, in order to gain equality for all students.

Moved by: Amber Vuong Pham Seconded by: Lachlan Finnegan

For • By building on the work of the VicSRC, we want to extend the information to reach members of the general public. This is important so all students feel supported in the pathway they choose to take. • Students should not be discriminated against. Currently discrimination exists against students doing VCAL or TAFE; they are constantly being picked on because of this choice. This proposal can make a big difference to our society. • No student should be judged based on his or her pathway choice. This proposal will not disadvantage anyone; it provides more information for all interested people.

Against • Some people doing VCAL need to do more work experience because they are aiming for a trade. • We need to ask, where are these stigmas coming from? Perhaps they are coming from the students themselves.

Proposal Carried

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Informal Motions Informal motions are not voted on but are recorded out of respect.

1. That an informal request be moved to thank Samantha McClelland for being speaker of the Congress. 2. That an informal request be passed to give our love and thanks to Kate Walsh for doing an amazing job as coordinator over the past four years. We acknowledge her commitment and contribution to the role.

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Appendices Appendix 1 VicSRC Mission Statement

Vision We want an education system where: • Learning is enjoyable, practical and meaningful; • Schools prioritise student safety and wellbeing; • SRCs are valued and supported to contribute to making this an ongoing reality. We want a VicSRC that fosters connections between SRCs and is recognised as the peak body for secondary students in Victoria.

Principles • Student run, organized and initiated • For the benefit of students • Inclusive • Respectful of other points of view • Not party political • Not for profit • Undertaking investigative representation and advocacy

Aims To strengthen SRCs • By improving the operation of student representative bodies within secondary schools in Victoria. • By supporting networks between schools at a local, state and national level. • By increasing the profile of student representative bodies. To be a representative body for Victorian secondary school students • By providing a network linking students and student representative bodies across Victoria. • By providing a recognised and student based structure to speak on behalf of secondary students.

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To facilitate and coordinate action by secondary students at all levels • By supporting projects, initiatives, and any related activities that secondary students could participate in, and which would be more effective on a larger scale. • By coordinating appropriate activities at a state wide level. To be democratic & participatory • By encouraging students to understand, practise and experience democracy, by being included in decision making at all levels.

Appendix 2: Schools Represented Balwyn High School

Appendix 3: VicSRC Recognition Awards 2013

Bendigo Senior Secondary College

Connect Award for Integration

Bentleigh Secondary College

Bendigo Senior Secondary College (Winner)

Blackburn High School Brauer College Braybrook College Bundoora Secondary College

Beaufort Secondary College (Runner Up) VISTA Award for SRC Teacher

Caroline Chisholm Catholic College

Frankston High School (Winner)

Casey Grammar

Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School (Runner Up)

Fairhills High School Firbank Grammar School Frankston High School Highview Community College John Fawkner College

Second Strike Award for Enterprise Ruyton Girls’ School (Winner) Montmorency Secondary College (Runner Up)

Koonung Secondary College Lalor Secondary College MacRobertson Girls’ High School Maffra Secondary College McClelland College

VASSP Award for Informed Representation Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School (Winner) Beaufort Secondary College (Runner Up)

McKinnon Secondary College Melbourne Girls’ College Mentone Girls’ Grammar School Minaret College Mooroolbark College Mt Eliza Secondary College Narre Warren South P12 College Padua College Princes Hill Secondary Rochester Secondary College Taylors Senior College Templestowe College Toorak College Yarram Secondary College

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Student Executive 2013-14 Appendix 4 The following Students were elected onto the VicSRC Executive 2013 – 2014.

Emily Smith Aristotle Otis Tevhid Ajkic Sarah Bibby Kristen Sellings Bridin Walker Margaret Tran Sammy Chapman Arushi Tejpal Jordyn Kruger Ron Garcia Qais Sadat Sophie Williams Bryan Tapping Shannen Henrickson

Frankston High School McKinnon Secondary College Minaret Secondary College Bendigo Senior Secondary College Yarram Secondary College Frankston High School Mac Robertson Girls’ High School Casey Grammar School Melbourne Girls’ College Mooroolbark College Lalor Secondary College Minaret Secondary College Williams Highview College Templestowe College Beaufort Secondary College

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From left to right: Front row: Sarah Biddy, Jordyn Kruger, Arushi Tejpal, Sophie Williams, Bryan Tapping Middle row: Ron Garcia, Margaret Tran, Emily Smith, Kristen Sellings, Samantha Chapman Back row: Bridin Walker, Tevhid Ajkic, Qais Sadat, Aristotle Otis Absent: Shannen Henrickson

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