Student Representative Council – SRC
Congratulations to Barrenjoey’s new Leaders, Captains and Vice Captains for 2021
Astrid Twibill Hall
The Student Representative Council (SRC) is a body of student leaders from Year 7-12 who nominate themselves for consideration and are selected by merit. The major expectation of the SRC is to encourage students to lead by example to promote Barrenjoey’s motto of Respect, Effort, and Challenge. Student leadership and citizenship is a major focus at BHS and these leadership roles include attending weekly meetings, demonstrating school spirit at all carnivals and school events, bettering the school through participation in Working Bees and fostering a care for the wider community with fundraising events.
The Senior Leaders, which includes all of the Year 12 SRC students, organise and lead the SRC. This includes planning for and running weekly meetings, oversee sub-groups to further SRC intiatives, and running the annual SRC planning day. The whole SRC play a vital role in enhancing and promoting the best interests of Barrenjoey by promoting the school culture of cooperative effort achieving results. As representatives, students have worked with the Peninsula Community of Schools on a range of special events, worked with Pittwater Council to advise local government on youth issues, and represented the school at a range of events such as Global Dignity Day at Parliament House and Anzac Day ceremonies in Avalon.
A current focus goal for the SRC to raise funds to implement a full recycling program at the school, extending the current paper recycling system. The SRC works closely with another student group, Ecojoey, to further this goal. The SRC has also been keen to raise awareness and promote inclusion in our community, with a focus on Reconciliation Week, LBTQI+ issues, and celebration of Harmony Day.
Each year the SRC commits to raising money and awareness for charities of particular interest to the student group. In recent years this has included contributing to the Avalon RSL’s Bales from the Beach initiative through cash donations and the donation of food, equipment and toys, raising money for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, and contributing to the Pittwater Friends of Soibada charity to support the village of Soibada in Timor Leste.