The Student Representative Council (SRC) at CSC strives to support all students to make a positive difference within our school community. We believe that students know best when it comes to improving our school, because students are the ones experiencing education firsthand, and therefore those who know what’s going well, and what needs to change.
What does need to change? In 2019 the SRC are working with students, teachers and school leadership to improve the school uniform and the waste management facilities at CSC. We identified these issues after an extensive consultation process that engaged almost every single student from year 7 to 12.
First we asked students to identify areas of improvement for the school, and post them in a suggestion box in the library. We then filtered more than 100 suggestions into five main categories, and further consulted with students, before taking our final ideas to a democratic vote at a whole school assembly.
The SRC also works to empower student voice in other ways. There are two student members on the CSC School Council, and we are represented on the group responsible for designing the school’s new buildings. The SRC also runs morning assemblies to keep contact with the student body, and promote student involvement in school decision making.