We know that young people who find their own voice in supportive school environments are more likely to develop a confident voice, a capacity to act in the world, and a willingness to lead others. Further to this, research shows that amplifying student voice, student agency and student leadership contributes to improved student health, wellbeing and learning outcomes.
Student voice at Goolwa Secondary College is not just about giving students opportunities to share their opinions and ideas, it is about students having the power to influence change. Student agency is linked to student voice, where students have the ability and the power to take action to positively influence their own lives.
At Goolwa Secondary College, we believe that all students are leaders; leaders of their learning journey, leaders of the choices they make, and leaders in their communities.
We also believe that students should have real and authentic opportunities to demonstrate and develop their leadership skills, opportunities where they can make a difference in the world around them.
Consequently, our College has a number of avenues and opportunities for our students to have authentic voice and agency in shaping their learning and school experiences, as well having opportunities for formal and informal leadership roles.