School Leaders Celebrate 10 Years Of Positive Change

School Leaders Celebrate 10 Years Of Positive Change

Minister for Education, James Merlino, today opened the 10th Annual Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC) Congress – the key event for engaging students in decision-making and problem-solving in schools and the community.

Mr Merlino held a Q&A discussion with student delegates on a range of issues including bullying, student wellbeing and welfare, environmental issues and school culture.

The three-day student-led Congress engages students in democratic processes to help develop their skills and knowledge about civics and citizenship. The Congress allows students to meet, learn from each other, gain skills and work together on common issues.

Mr Merlino complimented the students on their thoughtful and active participation in their schools and wider communities.

Minister for Youth Affairs, Jenny Mikakos, will speak on the final day of the conference to officially close the event.

The Congress runs from 8-10 July 2015.

The VicSRC is the peak body for Victorian secondary school students that provides a voice for the student community on a range of important issues.

For more information, see: http://www.vicsrc.org.au/events/congress

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education, James Merlino

“I am honoured to open the 10th Annual VicSRC Congress and have the opportunity to engage with the bright young minds of Victoria’s student representatives.”

“The students’ commitment to making a positive change in their schools and communities demonstrates the strength of the student voice in Victoria.”

 “The Andrews Labor Government is committed to the promotion of student voice and to supporting the work of the VicSRC.”

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