In Adamstown Community College we encourage the Student Voice to play an active role in many of the day to day issues that arise in the school. Student Voice provides an opportunity for students to engage in a structured partnership with teachers, parents and school managers in the operation of their school and more than ever build a constructive relationship. The Student Voice can create a sense of ownership of the school and its activities among the student population. Our student voice gives students an opportunity to acquire the sort of communication, planning and organisational skills which will be of benefit to them in their future lives. On the most basic level the Student Voice is engaged in the classroom in discussing the topics and the method in which they are learning. This voice provides the teacher with an insight into how students are progressing, how teachers can improve and also provides for an active and engaging classroom.
Outside of the classroom the Student Voice is encouraged to have a say and an input in to issues that affect them as integral members of the ACC community. The Student Council play an essential role in this. These students are elected by their peers to represent the student body. On behalf of the student body, they voice their opinions, issues and concerns to teachers and school management. This dialogue empowers the students allowing them to truly have a voice informing the direction of the development of their educational environment.
At Adamstown Community College, we will encourage our students to be leaders and we will provide opportunities for students to develop these leadership skills so they can go on to make a difference in their communities. This year in ACC we're aiming to improve our Student Voice and provide more opportunities for students to share their stories. A new Student Podcast, run by students for students, is currently being set up and will be published on the school website when it's live.
As part of our student voice improvement we'd like to encourage students to share what events and activities they've been involved in at school. Students can email firstname.lastname@example.org with their stories so that it can be shared on the school's social media.