- Thirty-eight students from across the State have been offered positions on Western Australia's first Student Council
- Newly appointed student councillors to represent the interests of students and help inform education policy and reform
- WA Student Council to meet virtually for the first time on Friday
- Year 10 and 11 students were selected from WA's eight education regions
Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery today announced that 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 Education and Training Minister a student's perspective on policy and reform.
Some of their tasks will 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 38 young people were selected from public schools across WA's eight education regions and will provide the Department of Education, and the Minister for Education and Training, with opportunities to respond to school issues and the needs of students.
Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:
"The establishment of the WA Student Council is an exciting first, as the newly selected councillors will provide a student's point of view on important issues in education.
"It's fantastic that these young people have expressed an interest in representing the voice of students and engaging with education policy, to help shape the future of young people in our State.
"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.
"I look forward to hearing the views of our councillors and working together to make a real difference to school students and our communities."
Minister's office - 6552 5700
Western Australian Student Council for 2022-23
Caden Moore, Derby District High School
Lucy Adams, Broome Senior High School
Skye Councillor, Derby District High School
Tahlia Storer, Fitzroy Valley District High School
Ashlyn Taylor, Newman Senior High School
Elise Murray, Karratha Senior High School
Emmanuel Richardson, Champion Bay Senior High School
Faith Cook, Geraldton Senior High School
Jazz Meynell, Kalbarri District High School
Peta Humphreys, Morawa District High School
Charlie Scafidi, Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School
Mia Freeman, Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School
Shelby Taylor, Eastern Goldfields College
Dakoda Bolton-Black, Narrogin Senior High School
Madison Matthews, Lake Grace District High School
Terehia Poataka-Osborne, Katanning Senior High School
Austin Bates, Collie Senior High School
Kiya Bedford-Gray, Newton Moore Senior High School
Lilla Brampton, Denmark Senior High School
Tessa Rowell, Cape Naturaliste College
Emanuel Foundas, Perth Modern School
Hannah Wallace, Duncraig Senior High School
Jake Bishop, Butler College
Kayla Davey, Kiara College
Kele Readhead, Perth Modern School
Nur Fatihah Mohd Fauzi, Christmas Island District High School
Oska Dunn, Swan View Senior High School
Shela Jarwee, Girrawheen Senior High School
Shreeya Naroth, Churchlands Senior High School
Tahlia-Rae Willcocks, Mt Lawley Senior High School
Blake Edwards, John Curtin College of the Arts
Elizabeth Harris, Sevenoaks Senior College
Harmoniche Deng, Willetton Senior High School
Katie Russell, Southern River College
Kea Flood, Darling Range Sports College
Oscar Cuffe-Cain, Leeming Senior High School Education Support Centre
Owen King, Coastal Lakes College
Tsharntai Baker, Gilmore College