At the close of the recent nomination period, four students have nominated to be on School Council, and, as there are currently only two positions available we will hold a ballot to select our representatives.

The ballot is open to all students from Years 7 – 12.  No teachers are eligible to vote.

This is an important opportunity to make sure you have a voice in selecting students to represent you at School Council.

Ballot papers can be collected from the General Office, and students must have their names marked off by the office staff.  Students will be provided with one ballot paper, which must be filled in on the spot and returned to the Ballot Box in the office.

Students can only vote once.  On the ballot paper you must only mark the two students you wish to support.

If you have any questions, please let Ms Benney or Ms Ferri know and they will do their best to answer them.

THE BALLOT WILL CLOSE AT 3.30PM ON TUESDAY 19 JUNE.

MEET THE CANDIDATES – THEIR STATEMENTS

HAIFA HEYDATI – YEAR 11

 Since year 7, I have been a student at William Ruthven Secondary College. Throughout my time at the school, I have had many positive experiences which have helped to shape me as an individual and as a result, I would like to contribute back to the development of this school. Although our growing school is quite small, we have a welcoming community of kind and supportive students and teachers. An effective Student Council Member is someone who the student body can approach; someone they can relate to, who will give them a voice. In 2014 and 2015, I was a member of the student council and student leader. I relished these experiences, and particularly enjoyed representing my year level. This position requires someone who is proactive and willing to put in time and effort to protect and improve the school’s culture. I believe I have the necessary qualities to successfully fill this position.

DIMITRA MIKRONIS – YEAR 12

One of the reasons I nominated to be one of the students who are part of the School Council is because I am on SRC, and because of this I feel I have a responsibility to understand school affairs and be someone who is able to communicate them to achieve an outcome which is both satisfactory and reasonable.  I’d like to take this opportunity to represent the views of fellow students during the School Council meetings and bring up any issues that may need to be resolved as well as present any achievements which we as students have made.   I believe I am capable of taking on this responsibility. I would be extremely appreciative of an opportunity to be an active member of School Council as I believe that having a student present at meetings is a step forward in having our thoughts expressed in a meaningful way.

GEORGE KALAITZIS – YEAR 12

 Since starting Year 7 at the college in 2013 I have learnt how to be a leader of tomorrow. The school has taught me to soldier on when things get tough as well as to enable myself to always achieve better. To become a School Council member would help to improve my leadership as well as help me to make more real life decisions in the world. If elected as a School Council Member, I will endeavour to represent my student body to the best of my ability, furthermore making the correct decisions for the students at William Ruthven Secondary College in the present and in the future.

BIANCA CALVENE – YEAR 10

My name is Bianca Calvene, I am in year 10 at William Ruthven secondary college and I would like to apply to be a member of the school council.
First and foremost, I would like to tell you why I have applied. I would like to be a part of the school council as I believe I have a strong connection with the students at this school.  I would like to be more involved in the schools leadership team as I was a student leader in year 7 and year 8, and I would like to be more involved as I was in those years. Being a student leader gave me confidence and made me gain pride in my school.