Secondary Student Voice

“Giving Students a voice is not simply about the opportunity to communicate ideas and opinions; it is also having the power to influence change” (West 2004)

At Narre Warren South we have been running a Student Voice, our form of Student Council, for several years now. The Student Voice is a Student led representative council whereby students can become involved in many areas of the College, working in partnership with school management and staff for the benefit of the College and the students.

“Meaningful involvement of students means validating and authorizing them to represent their own ideas, opinions, knowledge and experiences throughout education in order to improve our College.” (Fletcher, 2005)

Student Leadership Positions 2019

Year 8 Student Voice Captains
Komalpreet Kaur Bedi Caitlyn Smart
Roja Venkatesh Haze Heke
Year 9 Student Voice Captains
Kon Mamea Bernice Ramos
Maddy Gwynne Samira Sultani
Year 10 Student Voice Captains
Kavi Fernando Joe Fraser
Jefferson Basbas Jordyn Gomez
Year 11 Student Voice Captains
Parasto Mohsini Shamsia Amiry
Gursahib Singh Tateana Ashby-Paule
Melinda Rogerson Eddie Toleafoa
Arts Captains 2019
Janisha Lameko Andrei Furtuna
Jack Smith Deanna Lee
Cyber Team
Michaela Ford Kennedy Sin
Lachlan Harter
VCE College Captains 2019
Kiah Gomez Trent Wilson
VCAL College Captains 2019
Alicia Burman Dylan Burman
VCE College Vice Captains 2019
Sasha Mallawarachchi Jacob Afaese
VCAL College Vice Captains 2019
Tiana Bell Seb Kautai
Senior School Leaders 2019
Hatesa Mika Fuealii (Fia) Alefosio
Caitlyn Herra
VCAL Captains 2019
Dylan Rankin Sarah Rivers

Why is Student Voice important?

We know that student achievement and engagement will increase when students have more ownership of their school community and of their learning.

In 2017 the Secondary Student Voice will be a two tier structure; with an Executive Board constituting the School Captains, Vice Captains, the Year Level Captains and the House Sports Captains. The second tier is made up of the Home Group Representatives. All members of the Student Voice will be part of one of six sub-committees: Curriculum Committee, Student Welfare Committee, Events and Charities Committee, School Environment Committee, Sports Events Committee and Media Committee. Students will work on projects in their sub-committees and develop their communication, planning and organizational skills, that will benefit them in their future. This will enable the students to take responsibility for their projects and work in all aspects of the College. The students will feedback through regular year level meetings to their cohort as well as meeting regularly with members of the Principal Class and the College Council.