The Student Representative Council is a democratically elected body responsible for representing the students of Holy Spirit College, Bellambi.
The Holy Spirit College Student Representative Council (SRC) is modelled on Christ’s example of Servant Leadership, putting the needs of others before a students own, and assisting others to develop and perform to their potential. Similarly the SRC follows the example of Jesus Christ in guiding their decision making.
Students wishing to nominate themselves for a role within the SRC do so by formal written application. The College staff reviews these nominees and assesses their suitability to be a representative of the student body. Following the nomination, the SRC is elected by their year group at the end of the calendar year for the following year. A preferential voting system is used to tally votes and six representatives are elected in each Year Group.
The Year 12 SRC, College Captains, Vice Captains and Sports Captains are nominated and elected following the same process as Years 7 – 10. However this process occurs during Term Three and their roles commence at the beginning of Term Four.
In exercising the responsibilities entrusted to them, the SRC are guided by Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’ On Care for our Common Home (2015). The SRC recognise and affirm: “our common home is like a sister… this sister now cries out because of the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods which God has endowed her… Care for nature is part of a lifestyle which includes the capacity for living together and communion… we have a shared responsibility for others and the world.”