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Student Representative Council (SRC)




What is the SRC?

The Ipswich State High School prides itself on the involvement of all year levels having influence​ in the running of the school. Our Student Representative Council has elected leaders from all years, forming the student voice and allowing all members of the school to be heard.

There is a Junior Secondary and Senior SRC that combine to form one voice. The Senior SRC is made up of two School captains along with Vice Captains for Community, Cultural, Indigenous, Polynesian and Sporting and a House Captain for each House. The Junior Secondary SRC mirrors these positions except for the school captain roles.

How are leaders elected?

As part of a democratic process at The Ipswich State High School, students and staff elect a Student Representative Council (SRC) each year. Students nominate for positions. The SRC is structured across all year levels to represent each house (Moran, O’Hanlon, Rivers and Sullivan) which are named after previous teachers at the school who have made significant contributions during their time at The Ipswich State High School.

After students are elected, they are required to attend a leadership camp where students are taught about leadership styles and gain a greater understanding of Gardiner’s Five Minds for the Future.

What do they do?

First and foremost, the SRC are students. Their job here is clear; be the best they can be. Emphasis is put on each student succeeding in their chosen pathway, be this academic or vocational. There are regular meetings where whole school issues are focused upon and the SRC organises key initiatives.

The SRC is also responsible for various fundraising events, both in and out of school. Students will take part in community events, giving up their time and energy to participate in events such as Park-To-Park and the Ipswich Festival.

What is the SRC legacy?

Each year, the SRC leave the school with a legacy. This is decided by consulting other students and various staff members, including the Principal. In 2012 we saw the introduction of colour coded House bins that have helped to improve the school environment. Previous to this, the SRC helped to improved signage around the school. Each legacy that is left aims to make The Ipswich State High School a better place for students and staff.

It is important to explain that the success of the SRC would not be possible without the support of the parents and teachers as well as the students who are in these roles.