Student Voice



 A person’s a person, no matter how small. Dr. Seuss

At Thornbury High School, we believe that student voice is about the school community, what students’ thoughts are, how students’ learning environment can be improved and how students want their school community to look and feel. The Student Representative Council, open to students Years 7 to 12, acts in the interest of all Thornbury High School students, and encourages them to take an active role in the wellbeing of the school.


SRC Subcommittee groups focus on creating events and programs that benefit and enhance the whole school environment. This year, students have created the following sub-committees:

  • Environment and sustainability
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Community
  • Sports and recreation
  • Communication and technology
  • Entertainment and clubs

 

Achievements in 2016 include:

  • Re-establishment of the Thornbury High School horticultural gardens. Students, in conjunction with Wellbeing staff, are cultivating home-grown produce to provide fruit and vegetables for the Wellbeing Breakfast Club and the Food Tech kitchen.
  • Improving recycling procedures and installing compost bins.
  • Creation and publication of a student-run Newsletter, produced “by the students, for the students.”
  • Creation of the extra-curricular Chess Club and Movie Club.
  • Health & Wellbeing Subcommittee Head, School Captain, and SRC representative, Chelsea K., spoke at the “Privacy: Who Cares?” conference as a member of the Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection’s Youth Advisory Group.
  • Community Subcommittee Head and School Captain, Jacob C., was selected to attend the National Constitutional Congress in Canberra.
  • Year 7 committee members organised and conducted the first ever Students V Staff dodge-ball competition.
  • Year 8 committee members organised and hosted a tremendously successful Games & Movie Night.

School Captains – Year 12

Thornbury High appoints School Captains each year to act on behalf of the student body, and to represent the school at formal functions. School Captains are students who have shown exceptional leadership throughout their years at school, and provide positive role models for the school and the wider community.


Debating Society – Year 7 to Year 12

Thornbury Debating Club offers students the opportunity to represent the school in competition debating and public speaking. Thornbury currently has a junior team and a senior team that compete as part of the Ivanhoe region of the Debater’s Association of Victoria debating league.

Congratulations to both our Senior and Junior Debating teams, who have each secured strong wins in a number a debates throughout Season One, 2016!


Fundraising

Thornbury High School’s SRC and Subcommittees support a wide variety of charities, initiatives, and organisations through fundraising events throughout the year.

Organisations supported in the past year include: