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Student Council to Shape Education Policy

Three Hunter students have been selected to join the first Minister’s Student Council to help shape education policy in NSW.


The students are Ruby English in Year 7 at Merewether High School, Rory Forrester in Year 7 at Maitland Grossmann High School and Tavish Kelly in Year 6 at Rutherford Public School.

The representative state-wide council has a direct line to the NSW Education Minister and the Department of Education to influence education and school policy.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Taylor Martin said he was proud of the three students for putting their hand up to work on making a positive change for all students in the Hunter.

“Ruby, Rory and Tavish have stepped up as a voice of students and will be an important spokesperson for their fellow students,” Mr Martin said.

“I wish them all the best in their role on the committee and look forward to the results.”

Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said having a student council means the student perspective will always be in the room. “Students are at the centre of everything we do, so it’s important that their voices are heard when it comes to policy making,” Ms Mitchell said.

“It’s so exciting to see the vision these students have brought to the council.”


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