425 Belgrave - Gembrook Road, Emerald, VIC 3782

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Emerald Secondary College
Access to Excellence

Student Leadership

The SRC at Emerald Secondary College plays an active role in the running of our school. Student Leader Representatives across all year levels assist with organising and running a range of events. We have College Captains, Vice Captains and Junior Captains who show positive leadership, inspiring our Year Level leaders to step up and become involved in events at the College. They represent the College on many occasions including Open nights, Information evenings and the local Anzac Day services, etc.

Whole school assemblies are run by our SRC with their roles including introducing guests, informing the wider school community about upcoming events and involving students from all year levels. They approach this role with professionalism and confidence.

Members of the SRC attend training days such as the Vic SRC Regional Conference Day, where they represent Emerald and meet and work with students from across our region. These days involve discussions centred on the role of the SRC in schools and how they can be involved in the way schools run. Our student voice is an integral part of our planning and philosophy at Emerald.

The SRC plan and organise free dress days. Meetings are held to debate the merits of a range of charities and causes, with decisions made as to how they would like the money raised to be distributed.

In 2016 SRC members attended a Climate Change Conference hosted by Mater Christi College in Belgrave. Once again students had the opportunity to learn about global issues that affect us all, hear from a range of speakers including the 2015 Young Australian of the Year Thomas King. He was a very inspiring speaker who is proof that young people with a passion for change can truly make a difference. Students were also able to work with other students to brainstorm ideas about how todays’ youth can be a part of positive change for our planet.

Our Junior Student Leaders have been working hard, participating in a Future Problem Solving team which attended the Australian National Championships. They were coached through strategic thinking, planning, implementation and reflection on the problem they identified, the issue of young people and drugs. They placed in the top five teams, a commendable effort.

Following on from this they were nominated for an SRC team award. The team were invited as a top three finalist from 33 other secondary schools (both private and State) and consequently were announced as the 2016 winners. Congratulations goes to Alyssa Dwyer, Nellie Holder, Jessica Tilson,Tyler Denboer and Noa Silvesten.

As we move forward towards the new Academic year, planning for events is already taking place to further develop leadership and leadership opportunities at the College.