Our student leaders


At Nailsworth Primary School the Student Representative Council (SRC) are a group of students elected by peers, teachers and leaders to represent all students within our school. The SRC gives all students a voice and provides opportunities to share ideas, tackle challenges and create change. Student agency is about empowering students to be active agents in their own learning and be part of the decision-making process.   

Year 3-4 student leaders are elected for one semester. Class teachers invite students, who would like to self-nominate, to present a short speech to their class or another form of presentation with response to the following provocation:   

How will you demonstrate and promote our school values of growth, community and kindness as an SRC rep? 


Year 3-4 SRC roles and responsibilities  

  • Be the voice of the school by actively listening to student, class and community issues. 
  • Lead class meetings and report back to SRC. 
  • Involvement in creative recess and lunchtime programs to engage students. 
  • Giving up own time to benefit the broader school community and taking on extra responsibilities. 
  • Planning, organisation and running of school events in collaboration with teachers. 
  • Working together, decision-making and prioritising ideas and suggestions. 

Year 5-6 student leaders are elected for the full school year and form our Executive SRC team. Students are invited to self-nominate by undertaking an application process. This includes completing an application form and presenting a 2-5 minute speech/presentation addressing criteria based on our NPS values or growth, community and kindness. A panel, including a previous Executive SRC student, classroom teacher and a member of leadership provide feedback, and student leaders are elected on merit.  


Executive SRC roles and responsibilities  

  • Be a positive role model by demonstrating and promoting our school values. 
  • Actively listening to student, class and community issues. 
  • Planning, organising and leading school events in collaboration with staff and students. 
  • Working together, decision making and taking positive action. 
  • Hosting and supporting school tours. 
  • Report on SRC projects to the school community and Governing Council.