Media release: Student voice for student engagement

The VicSRC is thrilled that the Victorian Government has committed to funding the VicSRC Student Voice Hub project. Media release via Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews MP.

VicSRC media release

The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with the Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC) to help make student voice a priority and empower students to fully participate in school life.

Minister for Education James Merlino today announced funding of $132,000 for a new online resource centre, the Student Voice Hub, while opening the VicSRC’s Congress 2017.

Mr Merlino also announced a new funding agreement to provide the VicSRC  with $750,000 over the next three years – an increase of 27 per cent.

The Student Voice Hub will actively support Victorian students to access information that supports their role and enhances the ability of  students to be part of decisions that affect their learning and their lives at school.

School students, principals, teaching staff and school communities will directly benefit from the Student Voice Hub which will provide capacity building resources, information and support for students and schools to develop curriculum and student leadership.

The Government has provided funds to the VicSRC to support student voice in Victoria since 2007 and funding for the new Student Voice Hub enhances this ongoing partnership to strengthen student voice and leadership.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“Student Leaders have been campaigning for an online Student Voice Hub to connect students across Victoria. It’s a great idea and one we’re proud to support.”

“We know that schools with a strong student voice perform better. This is about students working with their peers, teachers and communities to shape their schools and educational outcomes.”

Quotes attributable to VicSRC Executive Member Spencer Davis

“Victorian students welcome the government’s commitment to student voice in decision making through the creation of the Student Voice Hub, which will create a space for students to come together without barriers and help shape an education system that really works for them.”

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