Student Representative Council
The Student Representative Council (SRC) is made up of an elected representative from each English class in Years 7 to 11 and the SRC Prefect. The full SRC meets fortnightly:
- to provide a forum for discussion in the interests of the student body
- to initiate and consolidate a democratic process between students and staff administration
- to encourage the student body to accept greater responsibility in the running and general maintenance of the school
- to become involved in worthwhile causes within the school and the community
- to provide leadership experiences to the student body, and
- to improve community awareness of the school.
Girls who display leadership qualities of responsibility, reliability, integrity, honesty and loyalty are elected by their peers to the SRC. Their excellent interpersonal and communication skills, behaviour and conduct enable them to proudly represent their school. Positions are keenly sought, and participation in the numerous commitments of the SRC is wonderful.
Various opportunities and activities open to the girls include:
- Students regularly travel ling to meet with SRC delegates from other schools in the Sydney Zone (and even the State)
- Assisting on the many occasions we welcome visitors to school functions e.g. Open Night, Christmas Concert, special assemblies, or acting as guides on school tours of the school by overseas visitors or new students enrolling at Sydney Girls
- Serving at recess and lunch at the canteen’s registers
- Representing the school at public functions e.g. United Nations Peace Conference at NSW Parliament House
- Joining students from other schools in leadership conferences and camps
- Leading school fund raising events e.g. Civi Day to support Stewart House (a children’s charity that provides short term respite for children in need)
Conducting shared events with Sydney Boys High School e.g. Trivia Night, Talent Quest, selling tickets and organising a theme for the Junior Dance, informal lunches, etc.
Respect, fairness and a wonderful democratic process within the SRC enable the girls to develop enhanced leadership skills and a sense of achievement in supporting others in our communities.