STUDENT VOICE & LEADERSHIP
Created and run by students, for students, our College Instagram page promotes safe, fun social interactions and peer support. Open to all Werribee Secondary College students (only), it offers social connection, study groups, competitions and live well being sessions.
STUDENT VOICE, AGENCY & LEADERSHIP
We value our students experiences and encourage positivity and connectedness through student voice and agency. Student voice is not simply about the opportunity to communicate ideas and opinions; it is about students having the power to influence change. Authentic student voice provides opportunities for students to collaborate and make decisions with adults around what and how they learn and how their learning is assessed. Agency gives students the power to direct and take responsibility for their learning, creating independent and self-regulating learners.
Our Student Leadership Team consists of 2 School Captains, 16 House Captains and 48 Year 11, 10 and 8 House Vice-Captains. The team takes responsibility for the operation of the Houses and plays a key role in the organisation of special events including House Weeks, Swimming, Athletic Sports Carnivals and International Week. However, student leadership is not confined to this group as leadership potential is inherent within all learners and includes listening to and being able to clarify the issues of the students they represent and advocating on their behalf. Student leaders have an increased sense of responsibility to help others and to model leadership principles and values.
2020 COLLEGE LEADERS
As College Captain I’ve had the pleasure to work across the school community to build greater student engagement. Planning and running events whilst representing the student body has been one of the highlights of my time at Werribee Secondary College. Alongside amazing staff, we’ve worked toward steering students through the challenges that COVID-19 brought in 2020 and the skills that I’ve learnt will be carried with me through life. As College Captain, your role spans multiple areas and being able to quickly adjust your leadership style has proven vital with the changes that have occurred both within Australia and worldwide. As the College moves into the future, I’ve worked toward interconnecting the student through online platforms such that no matter what happens, we can stay together and support each other through our schooling
Hi my name is Adiba Mohammed and I’m one of the school captain’s for 2020. My goal for WSC this year was to help all students feel that they belong at our school and to have a strong community, as I feel it’s extremely important that all students look forward to coming to school and feel that they have support. We’ve done this by creating an Instagram page which connects all the students and on which we hold a range of activities that different students will enjoy and organising events such Inclusivity Day. I have really enjoyed working with the other captains, through this experience I have learnt that teamwork is extremely important to be able to successfully organise events and activities. I hope that the future leaders will continue to represent student voice and organise activities that students will enjoy.
My Name is Neesha and I am one of the Vice College Captains this year. My interests include music and art, and my goals throughout this year have been to work closely with the other college captains to effectively represent the student voice and reflect upon opinions and beliefs of the student body to improve WSC’s sense of community.
Some of our achievements this year include successfully launching the WSC instagram page and running a new event this year to commemorate the BLM and LGBTQ+ community; Inclusivity Day. I think that the important thing to consider for future WSC leaders is to collaborate and have open discussions about how promote school values and maintain student well being.
My name is Nuha Zarook and I am one of the Vice-College captains this year. I am so grateful to have an opportunity to practice leadership within the school as it has taught me an innumerable amount of lessons about organisation, planning, teamwork and communication, which I know I will take with me well after I finish school. I’ve loved being able to have the stepping stone to connect with the wide variety of students at our College as well as being able to reach members of staff to discuss ways in which our school can excel in areas of our curriculum, teaching and connectedness with students. It’s been challenging yet exciting, navigating leadership through the hurdles of Covid – but it’s really opened my eyes to think out of the box, in how student wellbeing can be maintained and prioritised, no matter the circumstance.
2020 House Captains & Leaders
|Tyra||Au Yong Moxon||Dunlop||House Vice-Captain|
|Vishmi||Withana Arachchi||Dunlop||House Vice-Captain|
|Farha||Mohamed Fahim||Dynon||Junior Leader|
|Ihsan||Mohideen Imran||Hollows||House Vice-Captain|
Upcoming 2021 College Captains
Learn and practice chess strategies. Play socially or competitively with inter-school event opportunities.
Room 44. Lunchtimes.
Contact: Ms Kirsanovs
For lovers of all things manga.
Every Wednesday lunchtime.
A club run by students for students.
Contact: Liz Sanhtwe
A group for lovers of KPop.
Every Wednesday lunchtime.
New members always welcome.
Teacher: Mr Kwok
President: Sam Nguyen
MATH HOMEWORK CLUB
Student tutors assisting their year 7-10 peers with mathematics homework and concepts. Book in advance.
Tuesdays at 3.15pm | Room N4
Contact: Ms Corcaci
A quiet reading zone every Thursday lunchtime in the library. Bring your lunch & book or e-book and read without distraction.
To join see the library staff
MORE CLUBS & PROGRAMS
To learn more about our variety of co-curricular activities including Cadets, Music, Drama, Sports, Cafe Club & Debating please visit the Curriculum & Programs page
PARENTS & FRIENDS
WHAT IS THE PARENTS & FRIENDS COMMITTEE?
The WSC Parents & Friends Committee is a group of dedicated volunteer parents/guardians, former parents and former students of Werribee Secondary College/ Werribee High School who wish to be actively involved in the College community. We meet to determine the needs and promote the interests of the school and to create a point of connection bringing parents, College Council, citizens, students and staff.
WHAT ROLE DOES PARENTS & FRIENDS PLAY?
The WSC Parents and Friends Committee plays an important role in our school community. We meet with the College Principal on the second Tuesday of every month at 6.00 pm, during school terms, in the College’s Conference Room (or online) to learn about current school issues and discuss matters that we feel may benefit our school. The Parents and Friends meetings provide an informal forum to voice opinions, express views and ideas, ask questions, and provide feedback on behalf of all school parents/guardians. Parents and Friends members learn firsthand about the implementation of new programs, policies and changes whilst actively engaging with other parents and members of the school community
WHAT DOES PARENTS & FRIENDS DO?
Fundraising is one of our primary focuses. Over the years we have purchased a diverse range of school equipment to benefit students.
Past purchases include:
- football and basketball uniforms
- sporting equipment
- air-conditioning units
- industrial ovens
- garden greenhouses
- class sets of books, calculators and microscopes
We also sponsor annual awards at the College’s presentation evening.
Our major fundraiser is an annual second-hand book and uniform sale conducted on the first Saturday in December in the College’s Auditorium. Parents and Friends have established a permanent second-hand book and uniform shop at the college to assist parents with either buying uniform at a reduced price or selling quality uniform items their child/children have outgrown. Parents and Friends members also attend and support special school events at the school. You may have met some of members at one of our welcoming morning teas when your child/children first commenced at the College.
JOIN OR FIND OUT MORE
If you are interested in becoming a more active member of the school community and wish to join the Parents and Friends Committee, please feel free to attend our next committee meeting or contact us below. We look forward to meeting you and welcome any feedback you may have regarding the Parent and Friends.
Our College is located in Duncans Road, Werribee, a 30-minute drive from the Melbourne and Geelong central business districts; the Werribee Metro Railway Station is located just 10 minutes away by foot.
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