Kids Committee (or KC) is our SRC. Kids Committee gives students a voice through meetings.
Student voice is important to us because we can make decisions together about our class and our school in order to improve it, look after it and make it better and safer. We believe that developing students' decision making skills allows them to take responsibility for their life. The role of students in this process is a priority at South Downs and KC is one way through which change can be initiated.
How does KC work?:- Each class selects 2 representatives (1 boy, 1 girl) to attend weekly meetings and provide feedback from class meetings about school issues. During meetings we encourage the use of the Thinking Hats to help us solve problems. We use the Program Achieve Keys of Confidence, Persistence, Organisation, Resilience and Getting Along as our keys to success.
KC plans and runs regular Aussie of the Month Assemblies for the whole school community. These assemblies showcase the dramatic talents of classes as well as recognise special contributions made by students in each class. Parents attend these assemblies as well as guests. These assemblies bring the school together with the older children providing positive role models for the younger children.
KC also raises money through fund-raising activities such as Skip-a-thons, Lap-a-thons, discos, talent shows, special days such as Grandparents Day, 4 in one Activity Day etc. Money raised goes to various charities as well as supporting the school.
We also raise money for Pool Day, a fun day held at the end of Term 4 for all students.
Pool Day celebrates the work of KC throughout the year.