Returning for a third term on the VicSRC Executive Committee is Bri! Welcome back!
Why did you run for another exec term?
I’m continuing as an exec member because I feel like there’s so much more I can do in this role. While student voice is super important at a school level, I feel like I should take advantage of the opportunity I have to make state-wide, systemic change. This will be my third term now, but I’m still just as keen as I was when I started!
How has being on exec changed how you see student voice at your school?
I think initially, I saw student voice as only something certain people could do. As if you had to wait for the teachers to pick you in order for your opinion to be valid. Thankfully now I know this isn’t the case, because student voice should come from all students.
What new or continuing issues are important to you?
An issue I feel is particularly important is working on improving the transitional process between primary and secondary school. I will admit, as a student at a p-12 school, this was not an issue I was initially aware of, though after all the fantastic discussions and work done at Congress, (go PASTA!) I’ve come to realise the importance of having a smooth, cohesive transition.
What are you most looking forward to this year?
As the Congress Coordinator for 2020, I’m beyond stoked to be orchestrating the event that has been such a highlight of my high school experience and made me who I am today. I certainly wouldn’t be writing this right now if it hadn’t been for Congress, so I hope I can create such a life changing experience for others as well!