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Penrith Selective High School

Penrith Selective High School

Altiora Peto - Striving for the highest

Telephone02 4721 0529

Emailpenrith-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Student Representative Council

Comprising students from Years Seven to Twelve, this forum affords all students a voice within the school.

This is the peak student governance body in the school. It consists of up to twenty five elected members, four from each year, two representatives of new students entering years 8-11 and ex officio members.

Students may apply for the positions of SRC during the nomination process in Term 2.  

A total of 4 students per year group will be chosen during the elections. The roles of SRC President and Vice – President will be chosen from the Year 10 applicants.

All positions will be announced at the School at an assembly and the SRC elect will be inducted at the SRC Induction Ceremony. SRC members sign a contract, which details the work, roles and responsibilities and behaviour expected for the position.

Duties and responsibilities will commence in Week 1, Term 3, relieving the current leaders of their responsibilities. SRC members are expected to set and uphold a high standard of behaviour and exceptional academic performance.

The main activities of the student representative council (SRC) include

  • Developing an annual action plan based on the decisions of the school leadership
  • Implementing and delegating tasks to the houses
  • Co-ordinating the agenda for the school leadership conference
  • Considering matters presented by each house captain
  • Facilitating house captains in the preparation of a weekly report to houses
  • Communicating weekly report to the whole school assembly
  • Overseeing all student fundraising activities
  • Considering matters or concerns raised by the student body

SRC training day

This day is for all SRC members and is held annually after the elections. Activities during the day include

  • Study of SRC constitution and responsibilities
  • Discussion of the relationship between SRC and houses
  • Evaluation of the year's achievements
  • Goal setting and teamwork
  • Discussion of strategies to implement decisions, to maintain current school-based initiatives and support for charities
  • Election of office bearers

 

Penrith Selective High School Organisational Structure