At Woodside, we understand the importance of our students’ views and opinions and provide an opportunity for discussion on important issues through Year Councils and the School Council. Council members are elected by their peers in elections conducted in September of each year.
Each class elects democratically two representatives to serve on the Year Council. The role of the class representatives is to consult with their peers over issues that arise at Year Council Meetings and report back to their class at the earliest opportunity. Each class also elects two deputy class representatives, in case of absence.
At the first meeting of each Year Council, students elect a chairperson and secretary. Minutes of the meetings are taken and are available to all representatives in the following weeks meeting. The aim of this is to ensure that every student can be kept informed and to generate further interest in issues discussed. Minutes are usually posted on the year notice board by the Head of Year.