Student Voice

This Action Group will focus on hearing the voice of students with regard to the other Action Groups, the Advisory Committee and the Board.

  • Share information about Federation matters and wider education policies
  • Plan joint initiatives
  • Share ideas, resources and training with each other
  • Discuss and reflect on common processes, successes and difficulties
  • Further develop student leadership skills.
  • Influence Federation policies and practices, and policies beyond Member Schools
  • Provide relevant student representation and voice within the wider community

Student Leadership Program

Our Model


Personal leadership – Developing personal skills for leadership

School Leadership – Promoting student voice and student leadership through open dialogue between teachers and students

Community Leadership – Creating partnerships to lead change and give back


Our goals

  • Develop student’s leadership capacity
  • Increase student voice
  • Build student’s sense of achievement
  • Connect students locally and globally



  • Six participants from each of the schools in the Federation. Students to be members of their Student Representative Council and from year 5 to 12


Our Program


Term One – Personal Leadership Development

By participating in this workshop, students will:

  • Understand the fundamental principles of leadership development
  • Be able to identify the characteristics of exceptional leaders
  • Identify The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership
  • Distinguish specific leadership behaviours they and others have
  • Practice specific behaviour correlated with exemplary leadership performance
  • Mentor other students across the Federation
  • Be coached by community leaders in facilitating group sessions



Term Two - School Leadership (Teach the Teacher)

By participating in this workshop, students will:

  • Understand student voice and representation
  • Be able to lead through a student-led professional learning session
  • Practice their own unique approach to leadership
  • Identity and understand their personal strengths and skills
  • Be able to communicate effectively
  • Practice creating a more inclusive school culture

Phase one – Preparation

VicSRC Webinar Students and teachers participate in a 45 minute lunch time webinar. Topics covered:

  • Introduction to the program,
  • Expectations of teachers and students
  • How to ensure school wide student representation
  • Case student of current participating schools

Term Four - Community Leadership

By participating in this workshop, students will:

  • Understand the role and function of local government, the Wodonga Community and local issues
  • Be able to raise issues, exchange ideas, discuss community issues and provide input into City planning, programs and services
  • Practice their leadership skills including communication, consultation, project management
  • Practice their own unique approach to leadership