Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC

Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC

Minister for Education and Training

    Student Council selected to represent young people of WA

    13/09/2022 10:05 AM
     
    • 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

     

    Kimberley

    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

     

    Pilbara

    Ashlyn Taylor, Newman Senior High School

    Elise Murray, Karratha Senior High School

     

    Mid-West

    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

     

    Goldfields

    Charlie Scafidi, Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School

    Mia Freeman, Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School

    Shelby Taylor, Eastern Goldfields College

     

    Wheatbelt

    Dakoda Bolton-Black, Narrogin Senior High School

    Madison Matthews, Lake Grace District High School

    Terehia Poataka-Osborne, Katanning Senior High School

     

    South-West

    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

     

    North Metropolitan

    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

     

    South Metropolitan

    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