Where did you go, 2016?

Blink and you'll have missed it! 2016 has roared by like a freight train delivering our biggest year yet for student voice.

2016 VicSRC at a glance

It's that time again where we pause for a minute and take stock of the last 365 days - and what a cracking year it was. 

We have worked with over 1,500 students, 700 teachers and over 200 schools and education settings these past 12 months. From Regional Conferences to Congress, through to the Recognition Awards, policy consultation and the transformative Teach the Teacher program - we've heard and acted on the voices of students in every corner of the state. 

We shared the stories from #StudentsOfVic with over 62,000 people online. Our travels on the road took us thousands of kilometres around the state – providing thousands of stories to explore and share.

Our #VicSRCvoices bloggers lifted the lid on the stories on news, action, updates and ideas across the state. Hats off to our amazing 2016 #VicSRCvoices team: Demi Tangri (Mac.Rob), Liang Xue (Suzanne Cory HS), Chester Ngan (Mount Secondary College), David Trevorrow (Barybrook SC), Chelsea Hard (St Joseph's College Echuca), Sarah Goh (Balwyn HS), David Bourke (Brighton SC) and Amy Rogers (Myrtleford P12 College). 

Teach the Teacher took off, making big cultural shifts in schools. Over 350 students and 150 teachers created powerful conversations to make positive change. This is just the tip of the iceberg, with three brand new Teach the Teacher models set to fly in 2017.

And we've seen student voice and student agency ramp up as priority areas in the Education State. For the first time, the Victorian government has made an explicit commmitment to genuine student voice in schools and decision making. 

People, purpose and passion are the drumbeats of VicSRC. Thank you to our Executive and staff; SRC Teacher Advisors; member schools; supporters; and most importantly, every single student striving for a voice and choice in our education system. We are so grateful for your support.

2016 inspires us to work hard, and then work harder; to speak our minds and live our values; stand up, speak out and to keep advocating for equitable, meaningful education for all. 

Check our the VicSRC 2016 at a glance infographic and get ready for an even bigger 2017!

View the VicSRC 2017 Key Dates

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