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Byron Bay High School

Byron Bay High School

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Student Representative Council (SRC)

Student Representative Council (SRC)

The SRC aims to:

  1. To provide a forum for student opinion
  2. To develop leadership
  3. To promote improvement in the school
  4. To promote school spirit

It does this through school/student activities, decision making activities and some fund raising activities.

The SRC is made up of four representatives from each year 7 to 12. The SRC constitution requires that male and female school captains be elected, but all other positions are not gender-specific. Elections for the School Captains, Vice Captains and Senior Councillors occur by the end of Term Three and are carried out in the order below.

The method of election for the School Captains and Vice Captains involves a written nomination and interview from Year 11 students. The applicants must also prepare and present a speech in front of a school assembly. A secret ballot of Years 11 and 10, staff, and current SRC members then determines the School Captains and Vice-Captains for the up-coming year. All other positions are filled by written nominations, followed by voting by year groups.

Representatives sign a pledge and are responsible for acting as a role model to other students, abiding by all school rules, and representing their peers and the school to the best of their ability. SRC members also chair formal assemblies and make regular reports at assembly or via the school newsletter, as well as attending School Council meetings.

The SRC organises school socials and other social events for students, as well as deciding on the expenditure of funds to enhance student facilities within the school. The SRC may request regular meetings with Senior Executive.