On 8 September, two St Albans Secondary College students represented our school at the VicSRC Congress: Haily Le (Year 10) and Meera Mansukhani (Year 12). The VicSRC  Congress is an entirely student-run event, and teachers are not permitted to attend. Below is Haily’s report of her experience.


As one of the key events of VicSRC, Congress is an opportunity for students from across Victoria to collaboratively discuss their perspectives, thoughts, and concerns about our educational system. The ideas and solutions shared at Congress will become VicSRC’S new advocacy platform with the Executive Committee, who are working diligently to ensure everything addressed at the event will result in visible changes within the next year for our education system, benefitting all students. I was fortunate and honoured to be selected as one of the representatives for our school, and to put it briefly, it is one of my most amusing, fulfilling and insightful schooling experiences. Among all the students at Congress, there was an incredibly passionate attitude towards their education and its future, creating an inspiring atmosphere. Each year four advocacy themes are chosen to be the centre of discussion for the event and for 2023, they include: student mental health and wellbeing, inclusive education, definitions of success, and greater investments for students, schools and teachers. The event allowed me to meet a number of bright minded and ardent students, and I was able to form new friendships and connections with so many. I would like to greatly thank the VicSRC Student Executive Advisory Committee, who attentively organised and ran the event, allowing all delegates to have a wonderful day. – Haily Le 10E


Ms Avril Good – Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator