Student mental health support pledge

It's no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has been a huge struggle for students and educators. The uncertainty of moving between remote and face-to-face learning, the stress, the isolation, have all taken their toll.

Earlier this year VicSRC declared a mental health crisis for students - and we're well aware it extends beyond young people to affect everyone in schools and the wider education system.

As we work together to get through the ongoing pandemic and the aftermath of last year's extended lockdown students have told us what they need.

While you're here why not become a Partner School, join a network of schools all across Victoria who are working hard to empower students.

And if statewide student voice is what you're after why not help us uncover the top issues in education by letting your students know about our Congress survey and supporting them to attend Congress 2021.

Take the pledge using the form below

Who has signed the pledge?

Once a pledge has been made, it will be listed here. Please allow at least 48 hours for your pledge to be listed!

Mooroolbark College has pledged to:
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    Not to pressure VCE students to attend more than the 50 contact hours per unit identified by VCAA as required.

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    To coordinate SAC scheduling across the whole school to make sure the workload is manageable and does not cause unnecessary stress.

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    To give students up to two "no-questions asked" mental health days per term as approved absence days.

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    To make sure school holidays are a rest for not only students but also teachers, principals and families with a break from work and study.

Croydon Community School has pledged to:
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    Not to pressure VCE students to attend more than the 50 contact hours per unit identified by VCAA as required.

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    To only schedule SACs within class time.

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    To coordinate SAC scheduling across the whole school to make sure the workload is manageable and does not cause unnecessary stress.

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    To give students up to two "no-questions asked" mental health days per term as approved absence days.

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    To make sure school holidays are a rest for not only students but also teachers, principals and families with a break from work and study.

Maribyrnong College has pledged to:
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    Not to pressure VCE students to attend more than the 50 contact hours per unit identified by VCAA as required.

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    To only schedule SACs within class time.

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    To coordinate SAC scheduling across the whole school to make sure the workload is manageable and does not cause unnecessary stress.

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    To give students up to two "no-questions asked" mental health days per term as approved absence days.

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    To make sure school holidays are a rest for not only students but also teachers, principals and families with a break from work and study.

Lalor East Primary School has pledged to:
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    Not to pressure VCE students to attend more than the 50 contact hours per unit identified by VCAA as required.

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    To only schedule SACs within class time.

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    To coordinate SAC scheduling across the whole school to make sure the workload is manageable and does not cause unnecessary stress.

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    To give students up to two "no-questions asked" mental health days per term as approved absence days.

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    To make sure school holidays are a rest for not only students but also teachers, principals and families with a break from work and study.

Narre Warren South P-12 College has pledged to:
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    Not to pressure VCE students to attend more than the 50 contact hours per unit identified by VCAA as required.

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    To coordinate SAC scheduling across the whole school to make sure the workload is manageable and does not cause unnecessary stress.

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    To give students up to two "no-questions asked" mental health days per term as approved absence days.

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    To make sure school holidays are a rest for not only students but also teachers, principals and families with a break from work and study.

Congress 2021

Congress 2021 has moved online, and to a new date!

Vote on the top issues and design solutions that VicSRC will take to decision-makers.

New date: Wednesday 22 September. Tickets on sale now!

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