Student voice is more than just students 'having a say' or 'being heard'. Student voice encourages student leaders to actively participate in decision-making at school on elements which shape their overall educational experiences.
To be successful, schools must value the perspectives and opinions of students and act on them in a way that genuinely shapes learning and decision-making at the school. At Para Hills High School, we encourage our student leaders to:
- represent the views and opinions of the student body in an unbiased manner
- be role models within the school community
- encourage and drive innovations in the way learning activities are implemented at Para Hills High School
- foster student wellbeing and academic achievement through positive interventions
- facilitate effective communication between students, staff and the wider school community on issues that affect the student body
- be a conduit for school policy improvement and change
- provide leadership and direction for the student body to progress the long-term needs of the students and reflect the changing school community, fostering a safe and inclusive school.
All student leaders receive SACE credits on a pro-rata basis for self-directed learning which contributes to their overall academic standing.