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Penrith Selective High School

Penrith Selective High School

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JRC (Junior Representative Council) - Year 7


We understand that Year 7 students come from many primary schools and have had leadership roles during this time. We value these skills and are committed to ensuring that opportunities exist for our newest students to develop their skills while also ensuring student voice is represented from our youngest cohort. The JRC is similar to the SRC (Student Representative Council) but is only open to Year 7 students.


  • The JRC will run throughout Semester 1 and 2 each year and will provide leadership opportunities for Year 7 students in their transition to High School. 
  • It will involve all students in the democratic process and prepare them to be active participants in school life.  
  • Since many students come to PSHS having been leaders in their primary school, the JRC will seek to build on existing student skills. 
  • In total 40 students will have the opportunity to be on the JRC through the year.
  • The JRC will be overseen by the Year Adviser, Transition Adviser, Head Teacher Co-curricular Programs and the Stage 4 Prefects.
  • The sessions will culminate in an agreed project which will either provide service to the community or build teamwork and harmony within the grade. 
  • Prior to Session One, JRC members will be elected.
  • In Semester 1, four students will be elected from each class (five) to be on the JRC. 
  • Four students representatives will be selected per class per semester (total of 40 members per year) and no student can be elected twice. Students who wish to be considered for the role as JRC will be required to complete a nomination form and hand it to their Year Adviser by the published date. Elections will take place in the Thursday Wellbeing Meetings in Week 1 Term 1 and in Week 10 Term 2.
  •  The group will learn how to have effective meetings, make decisions, communicate with the class by seeking their opinion and providing feedback, plan and evaluate a JRC initiative. 
  • JRC students are role models and are expected to demonstrate the school values.
  • The JRC will meet at lunchtimes or before school, at 8.15 am.  Meeting times will be negotiated during JRC meetings.
  • Prior to the elections, candidates will need to give a 1 minute speech on why they are a suitable candidate to represent their class.