My role as SRC President
The SRC President is the leader of the Student Representative Council. The elected President will be announced during the last school assembly and will commence the role the following year (grade 6). The SRC members from each class will be elected and that year’s SRC committee will be established.
Being elected as the SRC President is an absolute privilege. So, what does this role mean to a young leader like me? This special role not only gave me the opportunity to further develop my leadership skills, it also gave me the opportunity to build further confidence in public speaking, writing articles and working within a tight deadline.
The role requires great listening skills and the ability to evaluate the suggestions made by fellow SRC members and plan the steps and actions to be taken. More importantly the ability to convey them to the SRC Coordinator and the School Principal for consideration and approval.
This special role does not only require a lot of responsibility and commitment it also requires creativity and the ability to be able to think out of the square.
An SRC President needs to be approachable and have the skills to communicate with others which is extremely important in this role.
It is a great feeling to be able to help, support and guide the SRC members with the development in their role.
Organising events and raising funds for charities are a very important part of the SRC. The SRC President delegates and assists the running of the various events and fundraisers put in place by the SRC. By organising fundraising events, as a school we are not only raising money we are also raising awareness and showing the people affected and their loved ones that they are not alone, and we care.
All these skills we acquire and further develop are extremely important in our day-to-day lives and will be even more important in our adolescent years and career. The experiences we gain from this very important role are the steps leading to success in life.
The SRC President’s Roles and responsibilities are to:
Year 6 SRC President
Student Representative Council Members are the Voice for All Students
The Student Representative Council (SRC) is a group of students elected by their peers to represent their class and be a voice for them. At the beginning of each school year, the students from years 3 - 6 are given the opportunity to nominate themselves for this special role. The students will prepare a speech about why they believe they should be elected. Only one student per class is elected by their peers as an SRC member.
The SRC meetings are run once a week by the SRC Coordinator and the SRC President. Each year the grade five students are given the opportunity to nominate themselves for the following year School Captain role. The short listed three students will be appointed the roles of School Captains and SRC President.
The relevant years elected School Captains and the Student Leadership Team will automatically be part of the SRC Team.
The purpose of the SRC team is to:
Expectations and responsibilities of SRC Members
To be an SRC member is a privilege and an important role where students collaborate with teachers and staff members to organise and coordinate special events. Through these experiences, SRC members are able to further develop their leadership and communication skills.