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Politicians: Give 16 year olds the choice to vote

17th Jun 2016
At 16, we are getting our first jobs, paying taxes, getting L plates, able to access government benefits, have sex and become organ doners. We are directly affected by issues in the election, so why can't we vote? 

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Social media

#VicSRCvoices: On Snapchat streaks and talking in text...

27th May 2016
Back awayyyyy from the emoji! Demi Tangri, a self-confessed Snapchat streaker, explores what happens when we look up once in a while and talk with our faces, rather than our phones.

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VicSRC hot topics Congress 2016

Top 10 Hot Topics for 2016

27th May 2016
We've heard the voices of Victorian students and we're taking the hot topics to Congress 2016!

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Congress sold out

Congress 2016 is sold out!

22nd May 2016
If you missed out on tickets, don't worry - there are two awesome opportunities to be involved with your name written all over them.

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Engage yourself VicSRC

#VicSRCvoices: Engage yourself

04th May 2016
We're in the depths of Term 2; workshops and leadership days have been high abundance to engage you with the school year...So what's next? It's time to engage yourself. Liang Xue from Suzanne Cory High School shares three gems that work for her.

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Cogress Earlybird booking now

Congress 2016 Earlybird tickets - book now!

01st May 2016
Join the roar of student voices | 6, 7, 8 July 2016

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VicSRC is moving offices

We're moving up in the world!

22nd Apr 2016
...One story up, to be exact! VicSRC is moving office, as we join YACVic, YDAS, KYC in making the move upstairs to Level 3 of our building.

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Social media and SRCs

#VicSRCvoices: Social media and SRCs

13th Apr 2016
Because nearly everyone is on social media, having a social media profile for your SRC team is very useful. Chester Ngan shares his big tips for big impact.

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Finding the balance

#VicSRCvoices: Finding the balance

13th Apr 2016
Demi Tangri is a VCE student who's asking the question: how do we avoid burnout and keep our social life intact? Luckily for us, she has some answers.

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How to plan an SRC training day

How to plan an SRC training day

13th Apr 2016
How do you plan an effective SRC training day? David Mould, Director of Second Strike, explores some of the crucial aspects to consider when planning a training day for primary or secondary schools.How to plan an SRC training dayIt’s term 2!  Many Student Councils are fully up and running, some are still finding their feet and a few are just now getting started.  Whatever the stage of your SRC, and whatever the time of the year, finding some time to offer genuine training for the group will alter your outcomes for the year. If a student is to be an effective representative, then training is essential or else we risk setting them up to fail.

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VicSRC Regional Conferences - deadline extended

Term 2 Regional Conferences - Book now

22nd Mar 2016
Geelong, Gippsland, Bendigo, Outer East, Inner East, Melbourne CBD and Shepparton, we are coming your way. 

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Mac.Rob website

Inside look at student-designed SRC website

01st Mar 2016
It's been a long summer with massive rewards for the Mac.Robertson Girl's High School's SRC Cabinet. The team shares an exclusive inside look at their fantastic new online platform.

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#VicSRCvoices, Chester Ngan

#VicSRCvoices: Teamwork makes the dream work

01st Mar 2016
Resisting the temptation to talk too much can be half the battle when is comes to teamwork. 17 year old Chester Ngan shares how taking a step back and enabling others to contribute can create truly extraordinary outcomes. 

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#VicSRCvoices David Bourke

#VicSRCvoices: Making positive connections

02nd Feb 2016
Conversations are key to positive change. So how do we stengthen our connections in school? 17 year old David Bourke from Brighton Secondary College shares how they banished the phrase, "No we can't", and reaped the benefits.

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VicSRC change has no age Ahelee Rahman

Change has no age

02nd Feb 2016
Student voices are powerful at all ages. 10 year old Ahelee reached out to VicSRC about her dreams and we're shouting her wise words from the rooftops.

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VicSRC Regional Conferences 2016 - booking now

VicSRC Regional Conferences 2016 - NOW BOOKING!

02nd Feb 2016
12 locations across Victoria in Term 1 and Term 2!

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VicSRC presents at Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

VicSRC presents at the Royal Commission

02nd Feb 2016
What do students think would make schools safer for students? Two members of the VicSRC Executive were recently invited to travel to Sydney to take part in the Schools Roundtable of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, and to talk about child-safe and student-centred approaches that empower students in this vital but difficult area.

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Citizen

Citizen's Jury on Obesity

02nd Feb 2016
The conversation about Australia's burgeoning obesity epidemic is one that never really goes away. Towards the end of 2015, our Execs, Spencer and Margaret, offered their two cents (and a whole lot of sense) to the ideas and solutions for Victoria's Citizen's Jury on Obesity.   

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VicSRC Transitions Report

Moving on up: VicSRC Transition Report

02nd Feb 2016
Making the shift from primary to secondary school can take a bit of getting used to. We see plenty of great articles with tips and advice at this time of year, but often student voices are hard to hear in the din. How to get around this? Go straight to the source.

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Victoria Vassallo

Bright Futures: a student perspective

02nd Feb 2016
In December 2015, The Bright Futures: Megatrends impacting the mental wellbeing of young Victorians over the coming 20 years report was launched.  VicSRC Executive, Victoria Vassallo, offered the student perspective at the launch as a young person in a room full of adults.

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Students making real change in schools

#VicSRCvoices: Making real change

21st Jan 2016
Change is a sequence of small steps forward. So how can you turn small ideas into big results? 17 year old Chester Ngan from Mount Waverley Secondary College shares four tools that make a big difference.

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VicSRC Action Pitch

The VicSRC Action Pitch explained

13th Jan 2016
We're calling for mandatory student involvement in decision making processes by partaking in key policy meetings including, but not limited to, school council meetings.

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Collaborate

#VicSRCvoices: Stand by me

14th Dec 2015
It is quite extraordinary who drives and motivates each of us. We want to contribute and make a difference to the world, we want take action about the issues that we are incredibly passionate about, and we rise together to take an active approach to shaping the future of our generation. Liang Xue from Suzanne Cory High School delves into the personal side of taking action.

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2016: Students transforming education

VicSRC 2016 Key Dates

14th Dec 2015
VicSRC has so much planned for 2016! In preparation, please mark the following key dates in your diary and stay tuned in early 2016 for all the details on how to book, register or apply.

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2015 in review p1

2015 at a glance

14th Dec 2015
From Regional Conferences to Congress, the Recognition Awards, ministerial meetings and everything in between, it's been a cracking year. 

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Danai Harawa

Adobe Youth Voices: We are the future

25th Nov 2015
Earlier this year, our VicSRC Executives Spencer, Sam and Danai presented at the Adobe Youth Voices conference in Melbourne. As speaker, Danai challenged the audience to be changemakers.

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SRC planning

Elections and SRC planning

05th Nov 2015
What does 2016 look like for action and advocacy at your school? Now's the time to get your plans in place for an impactful year to come. 

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Mount Waverley Secondary College

#VicSRCvoices: Unlocking student voice

04th Nov 2015
Student voice is not only about giving students the opportunity to express their ideas and opinions, but also giving them the ability to influence change and actively contribute to their own learning. 17 year old Chester Ngan has first-hand experience of turning little ideas into something big at Mount Waverley Secondary College.

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Teamwork

#VicSRCvoices: How to work in a team

04th Nov 2015
Teamwork is a surprisingly simple, yet necessary skill. Or rather, an amalgamation of many types of skills. We need it to survive on this planet - like it or not, we are always surrounded by people. 17 year old Demi Tangri from Mac.Rob shares top five teamwork tips for students, by students.

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 VicSRC Recognition Awards

The Wrap Up: 2015 VicSRC Recognition Awards!

30th Oct 2015
An incredible night for student voice as we celebrate the students, teachers and schools making big change in the world we live in.

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Matty Sievers

Will you drive with us?

30th Oct 2015
VicSRC is led by 15 students who make up the VicSRC Executive. At the VicSRC Recognition Awards on 29 October, 17 year old Matty Sievers made the keynote address. The Bendigo Senior Secondary College is in his first term on the Exec, and he’s determined to make the most of it. We hope you enjoy his powerful speech.

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VicSRC Recognition Awards

VicSRC Recognition Awards Winner Videos

30th Oct 2015
From 59 nominations across 34 schools, to 15 finalists from across the state, down to five winners overall. Check out the incredible stories from the winners of the 2015 VicSRC Recogition Awards!

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Mental Health Awareness Week at Suzanne Cory High School

#VicSRCvoices: Mental Health Week

22nd Oct 2015
#VicSRCvoices: What do superheros, stickynotes and lemonade have in common? Liang Xue, 16, shares Suzanne Cory High School's approach to Mental Health Awareness Week and the importance of unpacking emotions. Key to their campaign - that no one needs to struggle alone. 

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State Schools Relief

State Schools Relief

22nd Oct 2015
State Schools Relief believes that this pathway must remain open for every child and young person - and so do we. 

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Share the Dignity

#VicSRCvoices: Share the Dignity

06th Oct 2015
#VicSRCvoices is a rolling series driven by the stories and experiences of student representatives. It’s about who we are; what we value; what drives us to act; and what fuels our passions to advocate for what we believe in. This month  we hear from VicSRC Exec member Shania Hallyburton who is taking action for women in need.

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Demi Tangri

#VicSRCvoices Creating Conversations at Mac.Rob

06th Oct 2015
#VicSRCvoices is a rolling series driven by the stories and experiences of student representatives. It’s about who we are; what we value; what drives us to act; and what fuels our passions to advocate for what we believe in. This week, Demi Tangri (16) gives us the inside look at Mac.Rob, and how the Creating Conversations initiative is paving the way for great student-teacher relationships.

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Catholic Education Office

PD for Catholic school teachers

06th Oct 2015
Opportunity alert! VicSRC is excited to be co-hosting a free professional learning workshop for teachers from Catholic Schools in Victoria on the topic of “Engaging an authentic Student Voice in Catholic Schools” on Friday 13th November 2015

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VicSRC Congress Report 2015

10th Annual VicSRC Congress 2015 Report

02nd Oct 2015
Three days, two nights, 170 students, 38 volunteers, five staff, incredible depth of discussion and powerful pledges to action: we are so excited to share the all the action from Congress 2015 and the VicSRC year for 2014-2015!  And what a year it was.

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Recognition Awards finalists

Meet our finalists!

01st Oct 2015
Drumroll please...

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Education State

Media release: The Education State

17th Sep 2015
The Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC) congratulates the Victorian Government for its commitment to student voice in decision making with the release of the Education State reforms this week.

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Congress 2015 evaluation snapshot

Congress 2015 evaluation snapshot

07th Sep 2015
We're excited to share the evaluation snapshot from Congress 2015. 

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VicSRC Environmental Resource Kit

The new VicSRC Environmental Resource Kit

31st Aug 2015
To coincide with EnviroWeek (30 Aug - 5 Sep 2015), we're excited to share our updated resource to help students take action in their schools.

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#VicSRCpledge

#VicSRCpledge & Taking Action: updates, August 2015

10th Aug 2015
At Congress 2015, delegates worked together with schools in their region to challenge each other, work together and make pledges for action back at school and in their communities. The outcome? Over 20 commitments to action through #VicSRCpledge. Here are the  August 2015 updates.

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#VicSRCpledge

#VicSRCpledge: explained

10th Aug 2015
At Congress 2015, delegates worked together with schools in their region to challenge each other, work together and make pledges for action back at school and in their communities. The outcome? Over 20 commitments to action through #VicSRCpledge

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2015 VicSRC Recognition Awards

Recognition Awards inspo!

10th Aug 2015
Pull out the popcorn and dim the lights - it's time to watch our winning entries for the 2014 VicSRC Recognition Awards. We hope you enjoy the inspo and remember to nominate for 2015 by Friday 11 September!

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2015 VicSRC Recognition Awards

Nominate now for the 2015 VicSRC Recogition Awards

10th Aug 2015
The countdown is on! Nominate now for the 2015 VicSRC Recognition Awards - celebrating best practice in student voice, leadership and participation. $15,000 in grants is available across 5 categories.

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School Funding Review

Government School Funding Review

06th Aug 2015
VicSRC is pleased to share our submission to the Government School Funding Review.

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VicSRC Education State

VicSRC Education State submission

06th Aug 2015
We are proud to present the VicSRC Education State Submission! In launching the Education State consultation, the Andrews Labor Government has asked all Victorians to have their say about the future of our education system. Capturing student voice is crucial in this project. 

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Demi Tangri on Congress 2015

Reflecting on Congress 2015, by Demi Tangri

05th Aug 2015
The feedback on Congress 2015 has poured in via the evaluation survey in the last few weeks. Thank you to all Congress 2015 delegates, Exec, volunteers and SRC Teacher Advisors who are helping us make next year's event even better! 

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Teach the Teacher on the road

Teach the Teacher on the road!

14th Jul 2015
Teach the Teacher has been on the road throughout term 2 and has so far covered a whopping 1585km.

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Congress 2015 survey

Congress 2015 Survey

14th Jul 2015
VicSRC is determined to make the experience of Congress as good as it can possibly be for delegates, Exc, volunteers and teachers. To do this, we need your help!

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Analysis on the Congress 2015 debate

Congress 2015 Debate Analysis

14th Jul 2015
Congress Crew member, Lachlan Hugo, shares his analysis of the action and outcomes.

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VicSRC COngress 2015 debate and belief statements

Congress 2015 Belief Statements defined

14th Jul 2015
At Congress 2015, delegates discussed, debated and decided on the Belief Statements that form VicSRC's advocacy platform for 2015-2016 through the 10th annual Congress parliamentary-style debate.

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#VicSRCpledge

#VicSRCpledge: Southern Schools Victoria Cluster Network

14th Jul 2015
Congress might be over, but the action doesn't stop! At Congress 2015, delegates worked together with schools in their region to challenge each other, work together and make pledges for action back at school and in their communities. 

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Congress 2015

Let us join the roar of student voices, together

14th Jul 2015
We're the ones who can shape it! 16 year old Liang Xue shares her experiences from #Congress2015.

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VicSRC Congress 2015

We work hard and we play hard!

14th Jul 2015
Debate, advocacy and pledges for action at #Congress2015!

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Congress 2015 debate

WE ARE THE ROAR OF STUDENT VOICES!

14th Jul 2015
Three days, two nights, 170 students, 35 volunteers, 5 staff, incredible depth of discussion and a healthy dose of Harry Potter-theming: Congress 2015 was epic.

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Student voice matters!

Congress Issues Groups Explained

30th Jun 2015
One week to go until Congress 2015, and we're breaking down Issues Groups and key tasks

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Teach the Teacher at Mount Waverley Secondary College

Mount Waverley Secondary College on Teach the Teacher

18th Jun 2015
Rose Han (Year 12 Prefect) and Chester Ngan (Year 11 Student Leader) from Mount Waverley Secondary College share their Teach the Teacher experience so far.

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VicSRC Exec: Natalie Elizabeth

Meet our Exec: Natalie Elizabeth

05th Jun 2015
VicSRC is run by a group of 15 students from across the state, who make up our Exec team. But who are they? Just like you, they are powerful voices. Meet our Exec and find out what makes them tick in our latest #VicSRCvoices series.

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Teach the Teacher

Training workshops for Teach the Teacher

01st Jun 2015
Our training workshops are underway with places filling fast. To secure your place for 2015 contact Emma Myers on projects@vicsrc.org.au or 9267 3714 and join one of the clusters, or let us know which of the dates below suit you for the first of your workshops.

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VicSRC Regional Conferences 2015 Top 10 Issues

From Conferences to Congress: the Top 10 Issues

29th May 2015
From March-May this year, VicSRC consulted with almost 1,000 students at 12 Regional Conferences across Victoria to determine the Top 10 issues that matter to students in 2015.

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VicSRC Regional Conferences collage

The Wrap Up: Regional Conferences 2015

29th May 2015
12 Conferences, 3 months, 1,724kms on the road, 7 sell-outs and almost 1,000 students standing up and speaking out on the issues that matter most. 

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Congress 2015 is sold out

Congress 2015 is sold out

26th May 2015
For the first time in VicSRC history, tickets have sold out six weeks early. The countdown to Congress 2015 is officially on! 

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Apply now for Congress scholarships

Apply for Congress 2015 Scholarships

26th May 2015
VicSRC exists to empower all student voices to be valued in every aspect of education - which is why we are offering up to 5 scholarships for students who might otherwise not have their voices heard.

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Nominate for the VicSRC Exec

Nominate for the VicSRC Exec

26th May 2015
All Victorian students can put their hands up now for the VicSRC Executive for 2015-2016; one year that will change your life!

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Meet our Exec: Sam Illobuchi

Meet our Exec: Sam Illobuchi

15th May 2015
VicSRC is run by a group of 15 students from across the state, who make up our Exec team. But who are they? Just like you, they are powerful voices. Meet our Exec and find out what makes them tick in our latest #VicSRCvoices series.

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Congress 2015 Photography

Be the Congress 2015 official photographer

14th May 2015
VicSRC is looking for a fantastic young photographer (or photographers!) to capture the energy and action of Congress 2015.

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2015-16 Victorian budget

2015-16 Victorian Budget

06th May 2015
The 2015 – 2016 Victorian State budget invests almost $3.3 billion in Victoria’s education system for 900,000 students.

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Register now for Congress 2015

Register now for Congress 2015!

04th May 2015
Early Bird registration is now open for Congress 2015 until Friday 22nd May. Make sure you register early to avoid missing out!

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Execs in focus: Kristen Sellings

Meet our Exec: Kristen Sellings

04th May 2015
VicSRC is run by a group of 15 students from across the state, who make up our Exec team. But who are they? Just like you, they are powerful voices. Meet our Exec and find out what makes them tick in our latest #VicSRCvoices series.

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VicSRC Exec Camp, March 2015

Exec Camp: March 2015

04th May 2015
Sammy, Trin and Margo share their reflections on a productive, fun and energising three days.

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Why VicSRC? Kristen breaks it down

04th May 2015
Check out our 2014-2015 Executive member, Kristen Sellings, sharing why VicSRC is so amazing to be part of. 

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Malvern Central School

#VicSRCvoices: Malvern Central School

04th May 2015
#VicSRCvoices is a rolling series driven by the stories and experiences of student representatives. As we to celebrate 10 years of VicSRC, we’re celebrating you. It’s about who we are; what we value; what drives us to act; and what fuels our passions to advocate for what we believe in. Next up for our SRC Series: Malvern Central School*.

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Volunteer at Congress 2015!

Calling for Congress Volunteers!

28th Apr 2015
To make Congress 2015 a reality we need the help of over 30 volunteers, including you! Apply by Monday 25th May to get amongst it!

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VicSRC Regional Conferences 2015

Regional Conferences Roll On

20th Apr 2015
Eleven conferences down, one to go!

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Congress 2015

Congress 2015 is coming!

13th Apr 2015
The coundown is on for Congress 2015 - the 10th year of VicSRC and Congress. Early Bird registration opens on Friday 1st May, and all registrations close on Friday 19th June. Make sure you register early to avoid missing out!

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Term 2 VicSRC Regional Conferences

Term 2 Regional Conferences closing soon!

07th Apr 2015
Have you registered for Term 2 Regional Conferences yet? Make sure you register to avoid missing out!

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Term 1 Regional Conferences closing soon

Term 1 Regional Conference RSVPs closing soon!

01st Mar 2015
Have you registered for Term 1 Regional Conferences yet? Registrations for the Grampians, Metro East, Primary Schools, Bendigo and Hamilton are closing this Friday, so make sure you register to avoid missing out.

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Fitzroy High School Feminist Collective

#VicSRCvoices: Fitzroy High School Feminist Collective

01st Mar 2015
#VicSRCvoices is a rolling series driven by the stories and experiences of student representatives. As we to celebrate 10 years of VicSRC, we’re celebrating you. It’s about who we are; what we value; what drives us to act; and what fuels our passions to advocate for what we believe in. First up for our Taking Action Series: the Fitzroy High School Feminist Collective*.

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Heather School SRC

A leadership experience at Heatherwood School

27th Feb 2015
On Wednesday 18th February, we had the absolute pleasure of spending time with the student leadership team at Heatherwood School in Donvale. Our Events & Communications Officer, Fiona, got some first-hand insight into how their SRC works, the projects underway and the issues that really matter to Heatherwood Students.

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#VicSRCvoices: Bendigo South East College

27th Feb 2015
#VicSRCvoices is a rolling series driven by the stories and experiences of student representatives. As we to celebrate 10 years of VicSRC, we’re celebrating you. It’s about who we are; what we value; what drives us to act; and what fuels our passions to advocate for what we believe in. First up for our SRC Series: Bendigo South East College*.

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Take action

Do something

27th Feb 2015
Having made a decision to support an issue that students are passionate about, what next? What sort of action is possible and appropriate? This article via Connect (#211) breaks it down.

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10 years of VicSRC

12th Feb 2015
“I’m part of something bigger and together we are powerful.”

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National Close the Gap Day

National Close the Gap Day

30th Jan 2015
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are dying 10-17 years younger than other Australians. Think about that: a non-Indigenous child who started school this year may outlive an Indigenous student completing Year 12.  But your school can help do something to change this.

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VicSRC Regional Conferences 2015 - Now booking

VicSRC Regional Conferences 2015 - NOW BOOKING!

28th Jan 2015
Registration is now open for Term 1 and Term 2 VicSRC Regional Conferences in 12 locations across metro and regional Victoria!

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VicSRC mission statement

VicSRC Exec Training Day

28th Jan 2015
The Exec training and planning day held on Wednesday 21st January was a great bonding opportunity for the whole exec team.  While we already had a great working relationship, this day along with the camp helped to solidify relationships and trust between us. 

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2015 VicSRC key dates

Key Dates for 2015

16th Dec 2014
We have so much planned for 2015, which marks the 10th anniversary of the VicSRC. In preparation, please mark the following key dates in your diary and stay tuned in early 2015 for all the details on how to book, register or apply.

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VicSRC 2014 in review

2014 in review

12th Dec 2014
The VicSRC Student Executive continues to lead the organisation forward and direct the work of the organisation. Students have worked hard to advocate on the resolutions passed by students at Congress. The team participated in monthly meetings, training days and two camps throughout the year. We thank the Exec teams from 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 for their commitment and energy.

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VCE Leadership Awards

VCE Leadership Awards

10th Dec 2014
On Wednesday 22nd November, VicSRC Student Executive Tess Shacklock, along with the staff team, attended the 2014 VCE Leadership Awards at Parliament House.

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Margaret Tran, Newsboys Foundation

VicSRC Executive wins Newsboys Foundation Youth Leadership Award

10th Dec 2014
We are thrilled to share that Margaret Tran, 16, has won the Newsboys Foundation Youth Leadership Award and $5,000 prize money to continue her community work.

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Labor Election promises for education 2014

Labor's Education Policies

10th Dec 2014
As the dust settles from the 2014 Victorian Election and the newly-elected Labor Party swings into action, all eyes are on the many election promises made for education.

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VicSRC Resolutions 2014: Interschool Collaboration

VicSRC Resolutions 2014-15: Interschool Collaboration

10th Dec 2014
Following the release of the 9th Annual Congress Report 2014, we're breaking down the seven resolutions driving VicSRC advocacy into bitesize snapshots for the year ahead. Next up: Interschool Collaboration.

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Student Wellbeing Counsellors

VicSRC Resolutions 2014-15: Student Wellbeing Counsellors

27th Nov 2014
Following the release of the 9th Annual Congress Report 2014, we're breaking down the seven resolutions driving VicSRC advocacy into bitesize snapshots for the year ahead.
Next up: Student Wellbeing Counsellors.

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VicSRC Resolutions: Education Maintenance Allowance

VicSRC Resolutions 2014-15: Education Maintenance Allowance

20th Nov 2014
Following the release of the 9th Annual Congress Report 2014, we're breaking down the seven resolutions driving VicSRC advocacy into bitesize snapshots for the year ahead. Next up: Education Maintenance Allowance.

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VicSRC Resolutions: Green initiatives

VicSRC Resolutions 2014-15: Green Initiatives

13th Nov 2014
Congress 2014 was packed with energetic debate, hotly contested proposals and the drive and determination of 175 secondary students from all across Victoria. Student representatives voted and passed seven resolutions to drive VicSRC advocacy in 2014-2015. So what now? Following the release of the 9th Annual Congress Report 2014, we're breaking down the resolutions into bitesize snapshots for the year ahead. First up: Green Initiatives.

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9th Annual VicSRC Congress Report 2014

30th Oct 2014
We are stoked to announce the 9th annual VicSRC Congress Report for 2014! Experienced all the action from Congress 2014 and find out all about the resolutions passed by 175 students from across Victoria.

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Movie time: 2014 VicSRC Recognition Awards

23rd Oct 2014
Pull out the pocorn and dim the lights - it's time to watch our winning entries for the 2014 VicSRC Recognition Awards!

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2014 VicSRC Recognition Awards Finalists with Minister Dixon

The Wrap Up: 2014 VicSRC Recognition Awards

22nd Oct 2014
15 finalists, 14 schools, 1 Minister for Education, over 100 friends, family and supporters and a room full to the brim with inspiring, driven individuals. The 2014 VicSRC Recognition Awards was spectacular. And may we say: What. A. View!

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VicSRC Executive Camp, capacity feature photo

Takeaways from VicSRC Executive Camp

02nd Oct 2014
"What is my passion? The idea that age does not define capacity. We are all infinitely capable, no matter what our age is."
Danai, VicSRC Executive Camp, September 2014

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Election Question 2014 logo

Election Question 2014 - Define the Debate

01st Oct 2014
Ahead of the Victorian State Election on 29 November, VicSRC is proud to partner with Our Say on electionquestion.com – a new online platform giving Victorian young people the chance to ask candidates the tough questions that matter to them.

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Debating and deciding

22nd Aug 2014
Congress was fun, productive, efficient, inclusive, and educational. It was an unforgettable experience filled with lots of joy and, more importantly, it was the perfect opportunity to voice our opinions openly. That would probably be the most memorable part of it.

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Students appalled by corporal punishment remarks

16th Jul 2014
Two of the leading Victorian peaks for young people, The Youth Affairs Council and the body representing secondary schools students, The VicSRC, have condemned recent comments made in the media by Kevin Donnelly, the Prime Minister’s key advisor on curriculum reform.

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EMA – A student’s perspective

03rd Jun 2014
Ron Garcia, is a Year 9 student and a member of the VicSRC Students Executive. In this guest blog post he talks about the importance of the Education Maintenance Allowance in helping all Victorian students be able to participate in all the opportunities school has to offer.

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VicSRC Congress Scholarships 2014

03rd Jun 2014
Ensuring Congress represents a range of views from diverse young people from around Victoria.

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Bendigo VicSRC Regional Conference

27th May 2014
The top three issues identified by students in the Bendigo region are Homophobia, acceptance, and mental health.

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Students Encouraged to Represent at Gallipoli 2015!

15th May 2014
98 Students and teachers from across Victoria will be selected as members of a Victorian contingent, for a five day tour to Turkey to attend the Gallipoli 2015 ANZAC Day Dawn Service on 25 April 2015.

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Reflections on exec training camp

28th Apr 2014
Exciting, enjoyable and enlightening are merely a few words to describe the VicSRC camp at Bayplay lodge. We started the camp off with a pile of work and preparation for upcoming events including planning for conferences and of course, CONGRESS!

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Maxine McKew and Bruce Armstrong with VicSRC Executive Students

Bastow Stakeholder Panel

28th Apr 2014
Do current school structures allow for student potential to be unlocked?

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VCAA CEO

Where to now?

16th Apr 2014
The VCAA produces a guide for students on the range of options available to them in their last two years of secondary school it is called 'Where to now'. The VicSRC asks can it be turned into a smart phone app?

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Interview with the Director of Student Leadership

25th Mar 2014
We are students at Frankston High School and also members of the VicSRC Executive, in order to profile our school we interviewed our SRC Teacher Advisor Miss Toovey to get a better understanding of her role and her thoughts on Student voice.

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Homework cartoon

Homework; Interactive, stimulating, engaging for all students

17th Feb 2014
The VicSRC Exec has been doing their own research into student’s views and approaches to homework by conducting an online survey and talking to peers.

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A four year plan for the VicSRC

06th Feb 2014
On the warm, sunny days of the 22nd and 23rd of January, at the Bastow Institute in North Melbourne, the VicSRC Executive team joined together with supporters and former Executive members to re-create the VicSRC strategic plan.

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Meeting Minister Dixon 2013

Meeting Minister Dixon

06th Feb 2014
VicSRC Exec students attended a meeting with Hon. Martin Dixon, Minister of Education. The purpose was to bring to his attention the resolutions passed by students at Congress this year.

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Technology in schools

06th Feb 2014
Students want access to a secure student portal where all lessons, key teachings and discussions are filmed or recorded.

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VicSRC Students attending DEECD Consulation 2013

Imagine a world without reports

06th Feb 2014
This became a short reality for Sammy, Jordyn and I when we attended the Integrated Approaches to Assessment Consultation held by the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood (DEECD).

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Discrimination Free poster

IDAHOT Day

08th May 2013
International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia May 17th. Get your school on board and make a pledge for a safe and inclusive school.

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Teach the Teacher

Teach the Teacher

23rd Apr 2013
The VicSRC is happy to announce an exciting opportunity for your school to get involved in an innovative program to bring together students and teachers to talk about learning and teaching in the classroom!

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VicSRC Exec members at Ceres

VicSRC Enviro Resource Kit Updated

04th Feb 2013
Good news! The VicSRC Environmental Resource Kit has recently been updated.

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minister with winners

2013 SRC Recognition Awards

01st Oct 2012
We are now receiving applicaion for the 2013 SRC Recognition Awards!

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Congress Report 2012 is here

28th Nov 2011
The 2012 Congress Report is here! Read all about what happened at Congress 2012 and the resolutions passed by students who attended.

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VicSRC Facebook page

VicSRC Facebook Page

09th Nov 2011
Want to keep up to date with all our news and views?
Then you need to visit the VicSRC facebook page!

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Congress Voting

Congress 2013

19th Apr 2011
Attention all Victorian Secondary School Students!
Congress 2013 is happening again on the 2nd & 3rd of August!

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