Opening with a fantastic student acoustic musician, Millie, our Student Voice Awards for 2023 was hosted at the Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership in North Melbourne and showcased the best of the best in student voice action across Victoria.
We had a fantastic number of attendees including representatives from all finalists as well as education industry stakeholders and Victorian teachers.
Throughout the evening, the audience was entertained by fantastic videos submitted by each of the chosen finalists, showcasing the amazing work that led them to this point. From student projects to school-wide involvement, these videos were a fantastic display of the power of student advocacy and even those staff members who weren't present in the auditorium were able to hear the rumble of applause from below as each was shown.
We're delight to announce the winners and finalists for each of our three award categories below:
Student Voice School of the Year
Frankston High School - Winner
Student-led Project of the Year
Clifton Spring Primary School - Winner
Per Vocem Vita
Ashwood Youth Committee
Student of the Year
Thomas Hill - Fitzroy High School - Winner
Eliza Patston - Frankston High School - Winner
Korpo Sao - Wurun Senior Campus
Thomas Maguire-Nguyen - Salesian College Chadstone
Kelly Gilbert - Frankston High School
Isum Malawaraarachchi - Melbourne High School
Each nomination was a fantastic representation of the work that is being done in our state to promote the power of involving students in every level of decision-making and we're already so excited to see how these schools and student leaders to continue to empower their peers.
Following the announcement of award recipients, we also formally announced VicSRC's successful Student Executive Advisory Committee candidates of 2024 and congratulated and acknowledged our outgoing Committee members for 2023. You can read more about next year's team here.
Finally, following an exclusive public launch from the Herald Sun, VicSRC launched our 2023 Congress Report, which will form the basis of our Advocacy Platform for 2024.
It was a fantastic evening of celebration and a wonderful way to round out the year. Congratulations to all involved and thank you to everyone who came to support the power of student voice.