This year the Student Representative Council has been actively working to improve the School and our community more broadly. From small improvements, such as suggestion boxes in classrooms, timetable tweaks, dress code feedback and seating arrangements, through to working with other schools across the region to address the big issues like climate action, access to mental health services and public transport, many ideas have been discussed and some implemented.
Our first full assembly in over two years was also a dress-up day and fundraiser for flood-impacted youth, through the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre. We attended the Regional Youth Summit in Ballina with 10 other schools and later, an Independent Schools Youth Symposium at Southern Cross University, with speakers including local author Damon Gameau, and a follow up symposium with four other schools, on site at Shearwater.
I would like to commend our Shearwater SRC and friends for volunteering their time and showing strong leadership at School and in our community. It has been a wonderful experience working with these future leaders.