The SRC student body is formed to contribute to decisions that affect them as students and that are important to the school. The SRC have been instrumental in assisting and providing support as a student voice towards the school improvement plan.
It is vital that students have an active role in decisions that help their school in order to reflect the core values of NSW public schools, most notably respect, responsibility, co-operation, participation and democracy. Maitland High Schools SRC attend weekly meetings to brainstorm ideas or to pass on ideas from other students for fundraising for resources for the school or fundraise for local- national- and global charities. Some of the charities that the SRC have supported include the Mark Hughes Foundation, Jeans for Genes Day, the Maitland Neighbourhood Centre and in 2022, supporting the Woodburn and Evans Head community, in Northern NSW, after the devastation of floods.
Raising funds for improvement of facilities and donations to charity are not the SRC's main objective, even though these are very worthwhile causes. The focus is on student participation, developing leadership skills and decision making. The SRC shares in making important decision with the Executive, teachers, the student body, and the community. Students care about their school and what happens to it. SRC work closely with the Wellbeing team, the Support Unit, and Prefects.
Our SRC welcomes anyone to their meetings, held every Thursday at Break 1 in Room 8.
Come along and have your voice heard!