Student leadership is a focus at Christies Beach High School (CBHS). Our Student Voice group acknowledges that students have unique perspectives on learning, teaching and schooling, and should have the opportunity to actively shape their own education.
Student Voice allows students to actively participate in their school community and the education system by contributing to decision making processes and collectively influencing outcomes, putting forward their views, concerns and ideas. It is an avenue through which the needs and interests of the students can be addressed with the aim of building a positive and inclusive culture for all.
Student Voice at CBHS is comprised of students from all year levels. Two students per year level are nominated by their peers and these nominees then elect their leaders.
Representatives from Student Voice meet fortnightly to discuss matters highlighted by students and deal with matters referred to them by the Principal or teachers. They take ideas and views of the students in their class/year level to be discussed at meetings. They are then responsible for communicating discussions back to students, seeking their views on matters as necessary.
Some of the activities the group is involved in are: organisation of a weekly free breakfast barbecue for students, planning, organising and running various events throughout the school year, representation at the CBHS Governing Council and regular meetings with the Principal and Assistant Principal.