Good evening parents, guests, teachers and students and welcome to tonight's Awards Presentation.
It gives me great pleasure to report on the outstanding achievements of the Student Representative Council of Tumut High School this year.
Despite a number of great plans having been thwarted by COVID-19 restrictions early in the year, our 2022 Year 12 captains were determined to make the best of their final service to Tumut High School. They forged ahead in their fundraising efforts for a number of worthy causes.
First term saw the courageous act of Amitiel Booby in Year 7 participate in the Worlds Greatest Shave supported by the SRC to raise money for the Leukemia Foundation. We held a sausage sizzle and sold spiders to aid our local Riding for The Disabled. We are proud to say we raised over $500 for these charities. Thank you, Tumut High School, for your generosity.
In Term 2, we hosted the most successful Biggest Morning Tea yet with leaders Keely and Abbey at the helm of a crew of junior SRC members whose generous contributions of delicious slices and cakes were sold at recess and lunch, raising another $500 for the Cancer Council.
RUOK Day was recognised through the collaborative efforts of our wonderful Learning Support Officers. Gemma and Jenna, and SRC with free treats for teachers and students aiming to raise awareness of the necessity of asking the question: RUOK?
Our SRC was also approached by the Rotary Club in Term 2, to assist in the fundraising efforts for Ukraine by selling small packets of sunflower seeds. A lunchtime SRC meeting was spent bagging and labelling packets of seeds which all members took to sell to family and friends.
In Term 3 we acknowledged Mental Health month in October and to further recognise the devastation that has occurred in Ukraine, leaders Gemma, Keely, Abbey and Daniel along with Year 7 students, planted sunflowers seeds in front of the Wellbeing Hub. Watch out for their bright yellow flowers any day now.
Recently in Term 4, Eddie, with the help of several Year 9 boys, organised a 3 versus 3 basketball tournament that went for 3 days, with over 80 participants, ranging from Year 7 through to 12 as well as a couple of teachers teams. In conjunction with a sports themed mufti day where everyone was encouraged to wear sports jerseys, this contributed to the uplifting vibe of the day.
We have 20 SRC students looking forward to travelling to Sydney for a youth leadership conference early in 2023. We are also looking forward to an even busier year in 2023, continuing to lift the spirits of all members of Tumut High through both fun activities and fundraising events.
As the newly elected School Captains for Tumut High we feel honored to lead our school and we are enjoying connecting with the students from all the years. We are inspired by the students around us to create positive changes in our school. We feel excitement building for good times in 2023.
By Clare Bottero, Noah Parker, Jessica Wysman and Edward Dodds