Charli Grant appointed to Minister's student council
Brisbane Water Secondary College year 10 student Charli Grant has been appointed to the NSW Education Minister's first student council.
Charli was part of the steering committee that designed the structure of the student council.
Education Minister Ms Sarah Mitchell said the council provided an opportunity for students to interact with policy and decision makers while advocating on behalf of more than 800,000 public school students.
The student council met for the first time on Wednesday, May 19, with representatives from 28 public schools.
"This initiative was born out of the coronavirus pandemic, a year that has made us all rethink the way we do things," Ms Mitchell said.
"Students are at the centre of everything we do in education, so it makes sense that they have a seat at the table where decisions are being made.
"They have a strong vision for the future, and we want to hear their voices when it comes to their education."
The student steering committee played a central role in interviewing and selecting successful applicants.
Media release, 24 May 2021
Sven Wright, Department of Education
Sarah Mitchell, Minister for Education