By Olivia Goldsmith, chair of LPHS student council. | Posted: Thursday November 18, 2021
The LPHS Student Council has been extremely successful this year.
With the weekly combined efforts of dozens of representatives from around the school, we’ve made a number of achievements based on what the 2021 student population wants. Our accomplishments this year include:
Making the school uniform gender neutral
Making Head Prefect and Head of House roles gender neutral
Supporting a number of charities, including Women’s Refuge, Inside Out, Gumboot Friday, 40 Hour Famine, Pink Shirt Day, and the Food Bank
Installing a Lilliput Library in our school
Setting up the LPHS Breakfast Club and reorganising several other school clubs
Managing and distributing funding across the school
As chair of the student council this year, I have had the privilege of working with a fantastic group of students. I am extremely proud of all the council has achieved this year, and it has been great to see such a high level of dedication, enthusiasm, and engagement in working to make our school a better place. I feel confident that the student council will continue the great work it has been doing in the coming years, and I look forward to hearing about their future endeavours.
It’s been a pleasure working as secretary of the student council for the past three years. The turnout this year was fantastic and I loved seeing how the enthusiasm of our student populace could precipitate real change. I was also really impressed that, unlike in previous years, we kept a consistently high turnout, which allowed us to hold votes that were really representative of the school population throughout the year. This has been a stupendous year for our council, and I wish them all the best in the future.