Congratulations to the VCE Leadership Awards finalists!

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

VCE Leadership Awards

The Awards celebrate the efforts of VCE students in promoting leadership and participation in their school and local community. Campaigning for social justice; environmental protection; raising money for worthy causes; demonstrating initiative, inspiring others and being committed to making a difference - the nominees and finalists were a truly dynamic and inspiring group of young people.

It was fantastic to see that so many of the nominees and finalists were heavily involved in Student Representative Councils (SRCs) and key drivers of student voice, leadership and participation in their schools. A number of VicSRC Member Schools were amongst the nominees and finalists, including:

  • Benella P-12 College
  • Kurnai College - Precinct Campus
  • Ringwood Secondary College
  • Canterbury Girls' Secondary College
  • Lalor Secondary College


The VCE Leader of the Year Award was won by Thomas King of Ringwood Secondary College. Thomas is dedicated to education and inspiring others, and is committed to animal rights and conservation. He created a website, Say No to Palm Oil, which attracts over hald a million visitors from 184 countries each year. Read more about Thomas' achievements and activism.

Great opportunity! How can I get involved?

The VCE Leadership Awards are open to government, Catholic and independent schools students. Mature age students are also encouraged to apply for these awards.

All finalists will  recieve a certificate, an engraved trophy, a computer prize from Lenovo, a 12-month digital subscription to the Herald Sun newspaper. The finalists also feature in profiles published in the VCAA Bulletin and the Herald Sun.

Applications for the 2015 VCE Leadership Awards will open in April 2015 - stay tuned for due dates and how to enter!

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