About the Minister’s Student Council

The Minister's Student Council will be the peak forum for interaction between NSW public school students, Education NSW and the New South Wales Government.

Why is the council needed?

The council will give students greater capacity to provide feedback directly to the Government after their lives were turned upside down in 2020.

What will it do?

The council will enable students right across NSW to have direct input and influence on education and school policy. Students will decide the exact setup of the council meetings, the issues to be discussed and what the Government can do to make our state the best education system in the country.

Who can be involved?

Delegates to form the council will be elected from a range of secondary schools across the state ensuring representation from metro, regional and remote areas. To ensure diversity the council will have Aboriginal representatives, representatives with disability, and students from regional and remote parts of NSW.

How do I get involved?

A student steering committee will be formed in Term 4 to advise on the establishment of the Minister’s Student Council early in 2021. Applications for the steering committee closed on 25 September. More opportunities for student involvement will be available soon.

What will be the format?

The council will be created from the ground up by students. The first student involvement in the council will be a steering committee tasked with designing the council, its elections and governance, and how it will engage students from all backgrounds right across the state.

When will the council meet?

The first full council meeting is due to take place in 2021.

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