Student Voice & Agency
At Keilor Heights Primary School, we believe learning is a collaborative process between students and teachers. We know that students are more engaged and have improved outcomes and attitudes towards school when they feel a part of their own learning process.
Student Voice: involving students in the decisions made about their learning. This includes what they learn, how they learn it and how their learning is assessed.
Students Agency: fostering an environment and explicitly teaching skills that promote student autonomy and independence and a sense of responsibility over their learning.
Student Representative Council
Keilor Heights Primary School’s Student Representative Council (SRC) which is lead by the students and facilitated by Mrs Chapman and Ms Cowling, serves to advocate for the students. They represent student voice within the school and actively contribute to the operations of the school by putting forward the opinions, ideas and concerns of students.
Our school Play Leaders are a selection of students in years 5 & 6 who participate in a 2 day intensive training session to upskill them in running lunchtime activities for younger students. They are responsible for organising activities to set up and run, ensuring it is a co-operative play session for all. These sessions operate twice weekly and are open for all age groups to attend.
We like to acknowledge the wonderful things at Keilor Heights Primary School through our school assemblies. These are held fortnightly in the gym on a Friday, and year level assemblies are held within cohorts on alternating weeks. The purpose of assemblies are to celebrate learning, acknowledge positive behaviour and inform our school community of upcoming events. Our Students of the Week are also celebrated at assembly. Parents are welcome to attend Friday whole school assemblies.