2017 VicSRC Recognition Awards

Categories and prizes!

VicSRC Recognition Awards categories and prizes

A total of $20,000 in grants and prizes is available across five categories:

1. Group Action Award
2. Teacher of the Year Award
3. Newsboys Foundation Youth Leadership Award (Year 12s)
4. SRC of the Year - Primary Schools Award
5. SRC of the Year - Secondary Schools Award

Not sure where to start? 
Read the category descriptors below and check out the Nomination Tip Sheet.


Group Action Award

Recognises a group of students or collective that has demonstrated action or advocacy on an issue in school or the local community. This group could have:

- Created a change in your school or local community
- Established a mission or vision that aligns with authentic growth of student voice
- Sought to utilise the positive power of student voice by representing members of their school or community.

Prizes
1st place: $1,800 grant
2nd place: $1,000 grant
3rd place: $500 grant


Teacher of the Year Award

Recognises a teacher that has supported an SRC or school leadership program to expand its effectiveness and influence.This teacher would have:

- Guided students as a mentor by supporting them to become more independent and self-regulated leaders of their school environment
- Related to students as an equal
- Empowered students with skills and experience for active leadership
- Sought out opportunities to learn from their students.

Prizes
1st place: $3,000 grant
2nd place: $1,000 grant
3rd place: $1,000 grant


Newsboys Foundation Youth Leadership Award (Year 12s)

The Newsboys Foundation Youth Leadership Awards will be awarded to a Year 12 student who provides exceptional leadership within their school and community.

Three finalists will be selected to be interviewed for the Newsboys Foundation Youth Leadership Award. Interviews will be held on Friday 8 September 2017.  

The award winner will receive a $3,000 grant which will be adminstered by the Newsboys Foundation for extending and developing leadership skills and activities. Two runner ups will recieved $1,000 for the same purpose.

Prizes
1st place: $3,000 grant
2nd place: $1,000 grant
3rd place: $1,000 grant


SRC of the Year - Primary Schools Award

Recognises a JSC (Junior School Council) that has created a change identified by students through engaging with decision-making processes at school. The JSC would have:

- Drawn on student voice to affect or change the decision-making processes within the school
- Ensured that students were consulted for their opinions on changes
- Continuously sought ideas and opinions of students through a range of mediums and methods
- Worked in balanced involvement between teachers and students
- Linked with the School Council and its committees
- Aimed to efficiently and effectively deliver results for students.

Prizes
1st place: $1,800 grant
2nd place: $1,000 grant
3rd place: $500 grant


SRC of the Year - Secondary Schools Award

Recognises a Student Representative Council (SRC) that has created a change identified by students through engaging with decision-making processes at school. The SRC would have:

- Drawn on student voice to affect or change the decision-making processes within the school
- Ensured that students were consulted for their opinions on changes
- Continuously sought ideas and opinions of students through a range of mediums and methods
- Worked in balanced involvement between teachers and students
- Linked with the School Council and its committees
- Aimed to efficiently and effectively deliver results for students.

Prizes
1st place: $1,800 grant
2nd place: $1,000 grant
3rd place: $500 grant


USEFUL LINKS

Key dates & how to enter

FAQs

Conditions of entry


Questions? Please contact Kat Daymond, Events Officer via  or 03 9267 3723.

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