The SRC have created a new imitative called 'Time to shine', where students can shine their shoes to take pride in their uniforms.
The SRC Induction Ceremony was held in the Foley Centre on Friday 15th June, marking another milestone for the SRC. It is a day that all SRC members are recognised for their participation and representation of the student body. Our guest speaker was Harry Ly, 2017 School Captain and Dux who offered us some words of wisdom about how to be a good leader and how we can all make a difference to the welfare of students and the environment of the school. He also told us about all the positive things we have achieved, and how those good deeds have come together to build a great image of Fairvale High. Each member of the SRC was then called up to receive their certificate and sign their name in the book that bears the signatures of all captains and prefects since 1970. It is a valuable document to the school and a reminder to our success. Then, like always, we proceeded to make a pledge, making a promise to be diligent and a good leader for the students of Fairvale . Rebecca Nguyen & Mr Wilson
On 6 July, Olivia Mathis and I were privileged to have had the opportunity to attend a parliamentary education excursion at the Parliament of NSW. We had the opportunity to meet numerous members of parliament, observe proceedings in the legislative assembly as well as observe proceedings in the legislative council. We also had the privilege of being invited to Government House where we met the Governor of NSW, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley as well as his wife, Mrs Linda Hurley. The day was a very enlightening experience into the processes and roles of the Parliament of NSW which we are thankful to have been apart of. Thank you to Mr Wilson for providing us with the opportunity to attend.
On the 7th and 8th of March, 10 girls from Years 10, 11 and 12 were given an opportunity to attend an entrepreneurship workshop facilitated by Global Sisters, an organisation that helps, mentors and invests in businesses created by women.
Our challenge at this conference was to establish our own business. First, we considered an inherent issue in our local community that we thought we could change. Our group decided on combating stereotypes present in education, focusing especially on how these stereotypes limit students in their schooling journey and create a feeling of apathy towards this part of their lives. Such feelings can limit students in their future endeavors. Our group decided that we wanted to change these stigmas and instill a sense of belief in the students who face such stereotypes. So, we created a social enterprise called PasionImpact. Myself and my partners had a passion for change, a passion to motivate students and make them feel able to do well in school. Our goal was to fight against the stereotype that being from Western Sydney automatically meant failure. Our goal was to prove these stereotypes wrong and make students believe that they could achieve anything they wanted to. With this being our problem, we decided our solution would be to facilitate ongoing workshops in our local community, aimed at helping to build the foundations for success and as well as create a belief in this success, irrespective of these stereotypes. Along with these workshops, we decided that we would create an app that will provide study tips and daily confidence boosts to ensure that these students will remain resilient through failure and through the face of these unjust assertions. Throughout the two days, our team conducted market research, created a logo, created a business plan and pitched these ideas to a panel of 3 judges. While we did not win this challenge in the end, we learnt a lot of invaluable information about starting a business, entrepreneurship, and effective communication. We would also like to thank Matelita Tuitahi who involved Fairvale in this event and Ms Pixomatis for organising the excursion and liaising with the company for us.
We are excited to announce the School Student Leadership Team for 2018
We would like to thank our 2017 FVHS school leaders for their hard work and dedication and for helping to make our school great. Best wishes to the Year 12s moving on into the big wide world.
Day Crew with MP Guy Zangari.
Member of Fairvale Team getting head shaved.
"Hope" sign to pay respects to those who have passed away and a new day for those who have survived.
School Captain, Penny Nguyen, receiving award on behalf of the team. Next to her are the co-coordinators of Relay for Life.
Night Crew finishing off the event.
Photographs from the Fairfield City Council Youth Leadership and Mentoring Day on the 29th of June 2017.
On Friday, the 19th of July, a few SRC members attended Model United Nations in Schools (MUNIS) at Belmore Boys High School. The day is a simulation of the workings of the general assemble of the united nations.
The day began with a range of introductory activities. We were split up into groups, with the students of other schools, and introduced ourselves.
Finally, the main part of the event began, and we were given the brief for the purpose of the day’s mock General Assembly. The issue surrounded the tensions of European nations, namely Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the role of the United States in this issue. Students were paired up and were given a country to represent.
And so, chaos ensued. Russia was stubborn. The US was stubborn. Ukraine was stubborn. Austria and Hungary merged to once again form the Austrian-Hungarian empire. The issue was debated. Did Russia have a place in invading Ukraine? Could a resolution be possible? After a while of harsh debating, sly comments and belly-aching humour, a solution was finally reached. Russia was to withdraw troops from Ukraine immediately.
Overall, the day was incredibly enjoyable and shone a light on the issues that currently plague our world, as well as showcasing the structure and procedures of the United Nations.
Sylvia Mikha - Year 11 Representative
From the 29th May to the 2nd of June, Fairvale High School commemorated National Reconciliation Week, aiming to help build upon the relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
This year marked the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum, allowing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to be finally recognised on the census. Additionally, 2017 is also the 25-year anniversary of the historic Mabo decision of 1992, introducing land rights and Native Title for the Indigenous people of Australia. Building upon these significant decisions, the theme for 2017 was “Let’s take the next steps,” calling for more recognition of Indigenous Australians within the constitution.
The start of reconciliation week at Fairvale High was marked by a formal assembly, hosted by the SRC, creating a foundation for the week ahead. Throughout the week, students participated in the creation of a 3D artwork dubbed The Sea of Hands. Hand-shaped cut outs in the colours of black, red and yellow were used to create an Aboriginal Flag. Additionally, a photo frame was passed around the school and students showed their celebrations of National Reconciliation Week as they took photos within the frame.
Overall, National Reconciliation week casted a spotlight on our progress as a nation in relation to Indigenous Australians, as well as the further progress needed to completely address the issues prevalent within this community. Fairvale High’s efforts throughout the week aimed to help take the next steps in relation to law reform regarding Indigenous Australians.
Sylvia Mikha - Year 11 Representative
As a school which actively facilitates the individual growth of its students, the Student Representative Council (SRC) held its biennial ‘SRC Training Day’ on the 15th of March at Canley Heights RSL. This was a day for us to truly reflect upon what it means to be a leader, and the qualities and skills needed to create an effective means of change within the school environment.
The day started off with students reflecting upon key qualities that leaders should possess. This involved forming into teams where students worked together to solve puzzles and small jigsaws which challenged their interpersonal capabilities and critical thinking skills. Resilience, determination and vigilance were only a few examples listed out to be essential qualities of a leader.
This was the followed by an active SRC discussion, where we sat down in different teams to work on and develop ideas that could possibly be integrated into our school community. Ideas are flung around the room, with students engaged in the idea of the school’s involvement in ‘Samaritan’s Purse Australia’ and the fundraising for a school ‘mini-bus’.
Ultimately, the day was a successful event for which students learnt many valuable skills of what it means to be part of the SRC and how valuable these may be in any future profession.
Albert Thai - Year 12 Representative (Vice Captain)
The SRC Induction Ceremony was held in the Foley Centre on the 17th of May, marking another milestone for the SRC. It is a day that all SRC members are recognised for their participation and representation of the student body.
Our guest speaker was Mr Guy Zangari, the state MP for Fairfield, who offered us some words of wisdom about how to be a good leader. He also told us about all the good things we have achieved, and how those good deeds have come together to build a great image of Fairvale.
Each member of the SRC was then called up to receive their certificate and sign their name in the book that bears the signatures of all captains and prefects since 1970. It is a valuable document to the school and a reminder to our success. Then, like always, we proceeded to make a pledge, making a promise to be diligent and a good leader for the students of Fairvale.
Katerina Linh Nguyen - Year 11 Representative
Every year on the 21st of March is Harmony Day. The message for 2017 was “Everyone belongs”. It is a recognition of diversity and belonging for anyone that calls Australia ‘home’.
To celebrate Harmony Day at Fairvale High, every student was given an orange ribbon at roll call, to symbolise their recognition of the day.
The SRC also created three photo frames, adorned with the message “Everyone Belongs,” which was dispersed among students during lunch to take photographs in, promoting the spirit of belonging and inclusiveness. A basketball game was also held at lunch in the COLA, with the students and teachers playing for their respective sporting houses. After two intense matches, Greenway and Florey were triumphant.
True to the Harmony Day’s spirit, many students participated in the games or got their photos taken in the frames. It was a day to highlight the diversity we have at Fairvale, with the message “Everyone belongs”.
Katerina Linh Nguyen - Year 11 Representative
Here is the official audition timetable for Fairvale's Got Talent. See your name? Better be ready! The list has also been posted on the SRC notice board in the canteen. Please bring any clothes and extra equipment you may need to audition.
Good luck to all!
Fairvale High School Space for School Captains and SRC events and information.
moderated by SQ
The Student Representative Council (SRC) is made up of students ranging from Year 7 to Year 12 whose aim it is to improve the school by voicing the opinions of the student body and to promote school spirit.