26 September 2023

Students to call out to Government

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A total of 38 students have been selected to make up the inaugural Western Australian Student Council for 2022-23.

The public school students from Years 10 and 11 have been chosen to represent their more than 300,000 peers across Western Australia and offer the Minister for Education and Training a student perspective on policy and reform.

Minister for Education and Training, Sue Ellery said some of the council’s tasks would include attending Ministerial meetings, liaising with schools and students in their regions, attending student leadership activities and providing feedback to the Department of Education on various initiatives.

“The young people were selected from public schools across the eight education regions and will provide the Department and the Minister with opportunities to respond to school issues and the needs of students,” Ms Ellery said.

“The establishment of the WA Student Council is an exciting first, as the newly-selected councilors will provide a student’s point of view on important issues in education.”

She said it was great to see young people expressing an interest in representing the voice of students and engaging with education policy.

“The council will help us to develop a more responsive and agile education system that acknowledges the accomplishments and challenges that young Western Australians face in our schools,” the Minister said.

“I look forward to hearing the views of our councilors and working together to make a real difference to school students and our communities.”

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