The Civics and Citizenship Committee, also known as the Student Representative Council (SRC), is made up of a dedicated group of students who applied for their position during Term 1. We have developed a number of connections to other leadership bodies at Thornbury High School including a student representative from the School Council, the Rainbow Lounge, the Green Team and a First Nations student from the Deadly Sisters. It’s a key goal of the SRC to ensure that we are reflecting the diverse culture at Thornbury High School - we are determined to promote reconciliation and respect.
As a committee, our goals are to create events and programs which unite the school, bringing together students, teachers, parents and other people from our local neighbourhood. We want to strengthen the existing sense of community within the school as well as connecting with and philanthropically supporting external organisations whose values we share.
During the remote learning period, we had three online meetings and we found a way to celebrate IDAHOBIT day. Rainbow Lounge and the SRC collaborated to make a collage of THS students and teachers in their best rainbow outfits, showing their support for the LGBTQ+ community.
We also worked with the sports department to promote Headspaces' Push-Up Challenge - a campaign aimed at raising awareness about mental health and suicide in Australia. While at home, year nine students practice their push-up skills as part of their online PE classes.
Throughout the rest of the year, we hope to organise some exciting events and projects and we look forward to everyone getting involved. If you are interested in joining the SRC or you have any ideas which you would like the SRC to act on, please email me.
Civics & Citizenship Captain