SRC meetings were held fortnightly last year through Blackboard in the SRC online room. Robyn was the staff representative and Jai (Year 7), Taleigha (Year 7), Jessie (Year 8), Shiloh (Year 6),Geoffrey (Year 8), Nathan (Year 12) and John (Year 9), represented the students.
During meetings, the SRC discussed a range of issues that affected our students and the whole community. Topics looked at were; having a growth mindset, reducing, reusing and recycling waste and how to be upstanding.
Early in the year the SRC shared their views on growth, (one of our Tasmanian eSchool values) and what it means to us. Shiloh, Jessie and Robyn ran activities about growth at the Campbell Town Activities Day. This is a state-wide event where everyone in the school, K – 12 can come along to meet their classmates.
The SRC continues to support the Lids 4 Kids nationwide initiative. Lids 4 Kids is a not for profit charity that uses lids from drinks and containers as the plastic for prosthetic using 3D technology. The SRC have put messages in our school newsletter eConnections reminding our families not to throw away their plastic lids.
The SRC leaders also raised awareness in our eSchool community of how we need to work together to stand up against bullying through being upstanders.
The BullyProject.com website states that an “upstander” is someone who recognises when something is wrong and acts to make it right. When an upstander sees or hears about someone being bullied, they speak up. Being an upstander is being a hero, it’s about standing up for what is right and doing our best to help support and protect someone who is being hurt
The focus of SRC in 2020 will be around developing ‘student voice’, which sits under our key value aspiration.The goal is to give students the skills to create and to implement, to lead and to follow, to learn from mistakes and to succeed. The members will be given the opportunity to represent the views of their peers, and to succeed in making those views heard.
The eSchool SRC are keen to hear from other schools and join up to talk about important issues affecting young people of today.
If your school would you like to join one of our meetings, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org who is our new 2020 staff representative.
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