Students on school council: What you need to know

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All government schools in Victoria have a school council. The school council is a group of people who are given powers to set the key directions of a school. This means that a school council is able to directly influence how students experience learning and education in that school.

The Victorian Department of Education and Training now requires all government secondary schools to have two student members as part of each school council. This is an exciting development for student voice because it means that students are partners in making key decisions about how their school is run!

The “Students on school council: what you need to know” guide includes all the key information you need to know.

If you’re from a non-government school in Victoria, or from a state other than Victoria, some of this information will still be relevant. You can even use it to advocate for students to sit on your school’s council or board as well!

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