Student Leadership and SRCs


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Student Leadership and Student Representative Councils (SRCs)

Public schools conduct a range of leadership programs. Learning to be a leader through student leadership programs is one way to participate.


As not everyone can be a school captain or a member of the Student Representative Council, there are many other ways to get involved and be part of the student voice.

NSW State SRC Conference – Represent!

The NSW State SRC Conference is the peak student leadership conference supported by the NSW Department of Education and Communities. Up to 130 secondary student leaders, elected by their peers at inter-school and regional SRC meetings, including ten Aboriginal student leaders participated in this year's conference. Watch the BIG IDEA Session.

NSW State SRC Conference – Represent!
Get Connected-Take Action

Get Connected-Take Action! (broadband mov 7.52MB) or (dial up mov 1.52MB)
The media resource, Get Connected-Take Action! encourages students in public schools to raise school spirit and get involved in school life. It features vox pops of student leaders and footage of successful student-led activities.

Get Connected-Take Action

Effective student leadership practices provide opportunities for students to:

  • feel in control of their learning. This means significant input to rules and procedures, establishing learning goals and tasks, deciding how to work.
  • feel competent. This means investigating and responding to issues of survival and quality of life, solving real problems, creating real products.
  • feel connected with others. This means cooperative and collaborative learning, peer support, community linkages, mutual respect.