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    Harriet

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    District SRC meeting.

    Post  Harriet on Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:56 am

    Hey guys as you probably know, Hannah, Mickey and I attended the district SRC meeting at Moorefield Girls today.
    At the meeting they made all the schools talk about the things they've been organising at their school and things they plan to organise in the coming year and there were some pretty good ideas that we could consider for our school.

    A few schools do that thing called the 'breakfast club' where students donate bread, cereal and milk and then any students who don't have breakfast at home can eat breakfast at school when they get there.

    Blakehurst has a basketball competition open for teams from all years. They just do a round robin and then which ever team has the most points at the end wins.

    Umm what else was there.. A lot of schools have themed mufti days but we can't really get away with that because sadly Fortians are like, the boringest kids out and so if we asked them to dress up for mufti day we'd get like 5 costumes.

    Sydney Tech has recently introduced house points to more aspects of school than just sports carnivals, academia and shit. It's like, Harry Potter style. I thought it might be nice to get some school spirit at our school.

    Umm and then the last one was.. oh yeah Sydney Tech also has a decathlon thing for the nerdy kids. They get into teams and just have to answer the questions as fast as they can. I think Fortians would love that.

    Hannah has a list, Hannah can you add the rest that we wrote down?

    Oh and one thing I was thinking, some schools have combined school dances. Seeing as we've been finding it difficult to get students to attend the welcome dance, what if we invited year 7 and 8 from Leichhardt too? Then they can make friends outside of school, and there will be more people? It might be a disaster and the whole room might split in half, but it might be worth a try for next year?

    Carlo

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    Post  Carlo on Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:06 am

    All great ideas, although I'm pretty sure the 'breakfast club' idea has popped up amongst the SRC before...

    As for other schools at dances, you'd probably have to check with Ms Moxham first if you're going to invite substantial numbers, because she didn't want any non-Fortians for the trivia night, although she might be a bit more allowing with dances... But I mean, you can never stop small numbers of guests from other schools coming...

    hannah harmelin

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    Post  hannah harmelin on Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:27 am

    Here's the rest of the list:

    Teachers vs Students basketball/soccer/rugby/debating/whatever- it could be a faculty-divided-team thing, or just teachers who want to participate... I reckon debating would be fun

    A DotA competition- I think Sydney Tech did this, they set up all the competitors in a computer room and projected the game onto a screen in their hall. Fort Street students might be more into this?

    'Student Melbourne Cup'- this one might be better for peer support leaders to do with year 7s, but basically it involves year 11s/12s carrying a tiny year 7 any way they can across a set distance. I think this was Sydney Tech too. They also allowed students to place bets on which team would win.

    SRC Week- Sydney Tech and St George Girls both had these, the SRC was allowed to dedicate a whole week's lunchtimes to things like: Gelato Day (Monday), Teachers vs Students Quidditch (Tuesday), St George vs Sydney Tech dodgeball (Wednesday), Talent quest (Thursday), Harry Potter mufti, gold coin collection, prizes for best dressed, Daffodil Day merchandise sold (Friday). And apparently the St George Girls' principal is very strict on mufti days and things like that...

    Some schools also set up a SRC moodle account, so that teachers and students could ask questions. Except, we already have a forum and a facebook page and Moodle is quite unpopular with heaps of kids. Plus I can't get my account to work.

    So yeah... What do you guys think?


    (Also congrats to Harriet for making it into State SRC!)

    crystal

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    Post  crystal on Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:54 am

    i think SRC week would be fun Smile

    Vish

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    Post  Vish on Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:39 am

    ok 1. Congratulations Harriet!Very Happy
    2. I reckon the DotA Comp, and SRC Week would be a big hit in our school. (just maybe without the mufti fay because i doubt Mrs Moxham will approve of another Mufti Day)

    Vish,

    yunalee

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    Post  yunalee on Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:18 am

    congratulations harriet!!

    by the way, how do you get chosen and all? i'm just curious to know because i was thinking of going for district src next year if i get back in for the year afterwards.

    Carlo

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    Post  Carlo on Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:24 am

    Congratulations Harriet! Well done, you'll do well in the role.
    Ms Moxham is fine with mufti days if you give her good reason... don't assume she will flatly deny everything! But yes, SRC Week sounds like an awesome idea.
    I was wondering if any ideas were presented for the purpose of developing or enriching schools, rather than just organising fun students events? The breakfast club seems to be the only one I can pick out. It's just that the SRC is always very good at organising events but making changes in school is something else altogether.
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    Joel

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    Post  Joel on Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:25 am

    I have a friend at sydney tech and i think they had a Counter strike comp as well. It would definitely appeal to lots of the gamer crowd. just saying we could think about it

    jennny zhao :)

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    Post  jennny zhao :) on Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:32 am

    I thiink we should invite leichhardt ppl at our dance. Its good 2 sociliase with other schools and in yr 7, like we dont get many chances 2 socialise with other schools, unless u make it 2 Zone or something like that.

    crystal

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    Post  crystal on Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:43 am

    Congratulations Harriet! Smile

    I think it would be nice if we invited other schools and if it isn't a success then we won't do it again.

    Vish

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    Post  Vish on Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:43 am

    oh, i was told that Mrs Moxham wouldn't really approve of two mufti days in one year. And i don't think that a CS comp would work because the people who would go to it would be gamers who know that CS is a really bad FPS game. I was kind of thinking of like a COD day where some people bring their Xbox 360's to school and they can play online. (i think Mr Fischer brought his at 40 hour famine sleepout) Also i reckon it would be really awkward to have Leichardt kids come to a dance at our school, maybe it would work with a trivia night type of thing where with the teams of 8, 4 kids would be from our school and 4 from Leichardt or something like that.

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    Post  yunalee on Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:06 am

    i think having leichardt people over our school would be a bad idea. year sevens are all shy and at dances they just sit in the corner with the new friends they've already made and talk quietly. it'll be even weirder with leichardt students around. plus, year sevens start dancing and have fun once the older years come up to them and talk to them and force them to dance:)

    trivia with other schools was like high tea. i had so much fun at high tea and talked to lots of really friendly people, especially from blackwattle and sydney girls.

    veronicaa

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    Post  veronicaa on Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:09 am

    I reckon the Dota/CS/COD competition is a reallly great idea. I think alot of people from each grade would want to participate in this.
    As the the SRC week, that would be really great, but probably alot to organise.

    CONGRATS HARRIET! Smile

    fruitlooops

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    Post  fruitlooops on Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:19 am

    YES, COD Very Happy

    and Congrats Harriet! I love you cheers

    Harriet

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    Post  Harriet on Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:33 am

    Yuna.
    Every year they rotate between the two nearby zones, one zone does NSW SRC and the other zone does SCAT (Student Council Action Team). NExt year if you do district SRC you will be running for SCAT. If you get into SCAT you automatically get to attend the 4 day conference, but if you're NSW SRC you have to nominate yourself. BUmmer right? SCAT organises the conference basically.

    I think the DOTA competition would be massively successful at our school, Sydney Tech are geniuses for coming up with it.
    Also, the student Melbourne cup, I can see that going down well. It's a shame we've just missed the right time of year to organise it, but it's something we could definitely look into for next year's Melbourne cup. And yeah lastly mateee, we should have a debating tournament. There should be teacher teams, student teams, and mixed student-teacher teams. And it doesn't have to be teachers vs students. It can be whoever wants to enter, and then yeah, compete for gold basically. I think that's another thing the more opinionated students at our school would really get into. Especially if you choose the right topics. I'd be happy to take part in organising that.

    Carlo

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    Post  Carlo on Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:38 am

    I am extremely keen on the debating tournament and I know of a lot of other people who would be keen too. Definitely something that could be pursued.

    michael-au

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    Post  michael-au on Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:10 am

    Umm yes. The Staff Vs. Students is a very good idea. Back at my old school we had a Staff vs. Students cricket game but that was mainly because the school population at my old school was interested in cricket (they were from India, Sri-lanka, Australia). So maybe (if possible) we would change that to something our school population desires? Basketball There was also a Staff Vs. Students volleyball game but that was limited to the year 12's.

    Sydney Technical's proposal of the DotA competition is very effective if we have it at Fort Street High but I have a strong feeling that Ms Moxham would disapprove of the idea. 'COD Day' and 'Counter-Strike Day' are all good ideas too. Mr Fisher (sorry for incorrect spelling) can be a real supporter for this event. Im not really sure how are we going to get 10-20 (e.g. modern warfare maps require 18 players) computers or so together for the competition. I mean, the school's computer are all blocked and I don't think we're allowed to bypass the system :S Unless Mr Tran can pass an exception??? How did Sydney Technical do it?

    Mr. Malcom (science teacher at Fort Street who came new this year from Sydney Tech.) said that their SRC use to hold a BBQ/Picnic at Biccentenial Park and that year groups would go to the park one by one (i.e. Year 7 goes 8am - 10am, year 8 goes 9am - 11am, year 10 goes 10am - 12pm etc). Mr. Malcom boasted that there were sausuage sizzles, cricket games etc and there was also some science thing I forgot. But again, I would believe Ms Moxham would disapprove of it. It's too big. The SRC could really profit with that event.

    The joining of Leicheart to Fort Street for the dance doesn't sound a bad idea at all but consider the fact that we want our year 7's to communicate and build bonds with other of our own year 7's before they actually bond with other schools (if you understand what I mean). If we had two dances for the year 7's then maybe the earlier one can be just for year 7/8 and the later one be a combined. I agree with Yunalee about shyness.

    The Student Melbourne Cup idea is a very good idea but I think Ms. Moxham would have concerns over 'little kids on other people backs' especially on safety issues. She may also disapprove of 'betting' if people actually do but I would strongly support in this idea.

    I must say, Sydney Technical's SRC is very productive.
    And also, I think Ms. Moxham's view on the SRC is not to produce profits but to enrich the student body. I'm not so sure. I take it back if I am incorrect.
    p.s. congrats to those who made it into district src and attended it
    p.s.s. my first post, sorry for dodgey-ness Crying or Very sad
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    Joel

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    Re: District SRC meeting.

    Post  Joel on Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:35 pm

    We suggested an EOFYS dance which would be later in the year if we did do the dance. and we also have a christmas dance which is combined.

    Vish

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    Post  Vish on Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:28 pm

    hmm i just had an idea. Could we have a NRL tipping competition for next year and tip for winners for each round and the person who gets the most correct guesses over all of the rounds gets a trophy or something like that. We should have this online because more people will do it and its easier to count. (we could do a different sport instead but NRL or Soccer seem to be popular in our school) Also if we do do soccer we should do it on a certain league. I forgot to mention they should be an admission fee to tip so we can buy the trophy from our own profits.

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    Post  charizard on Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:36 am

    IM SO PROUD HARRIET! AND ALSO YOU'LL HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF GETTING PICKED AS A REP TO GO TO THE CONFERENCE BEING IN STATE SRC! and also, (this applies for Mickey and Hannah too) if you don't get voted in by your district, you can still nominate yourself on the website. so dws if you happen to not get in!
    and also! YUNA! and all year 8's thinking about being district next year. you're so lucky to be the year that gets to nominate for SCAT! make sure you ALL go for it because it's the best experience okay? Smile
    and just a few extra things to add onto the list that other SRCs around the region have been doing:
    - Christmas Box, where we donate presents and stuff.
    - Sponsoring children
    - Mini Market
    - My Green Bottle Program
    - Grade Big Day Outs!
    - Mosaic of school emblem using photos.
    - Her garden for food tech and canteen.
    - Change of constitution, which I think we're tackling this year!

    I think the idea of a grade picnic sounds so awsome!! and the students vs teachers debate would be so fun!

    And for anyone who's interested, there is a young leaders day on the 22nd of November. It's a great opportunity to learn leadership skills! if you're interested, google "Hallogen Foundation". Each school gets two free tickets. I'm not sure how much extra tickets cost.
    There's also a mad thing called TedX youth @ Sydney. it's an international leaders convention sort of thing. Its apparently really really good. it's for i think 40-60 students at the powerhouse museum. To get in, you have to make a video about something you'd like to share.
    so yeah some fun things for you guys who are looking for further leadership roles outside of school! Smile

    Harriet

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    Post  Harriet on Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:00 am

    I think Tech must have a more lenient principal than we do. They get away with a lot of stuff we probably couldn't get away with.

    Mickey

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    Post  Mickey on Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:10 am

    a COD comp?
    omg that would be the bomb

    MOMO

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    Post  MOMO on Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:56 pm

    Good JOB Harriet Very Happy Smile Surprised Laughing Cool Shocked Razz Twisted Evil Exclamation cyclops bounce rabbit cheers sunny lol!

    Anyway can we please have a BREAKFAST CLUB!!!!
    it'll be like "Breakfast at SRC"

    I mean, breakfast is such a vital part of our diet, and it is amazingly big problem with children and teenagers forgetting to have breakfast. Another issue is that many people skip breakfast either cause they don't have enough time due to transport or their diegestive system utterly and completely rejects having food too early in the morning.

    If we have a breakfast club, imagine the academic and physical benefits it'll provide. Students will develop a good and healthy diet, and they'll be able to concentrate in class, as breakfast provides that energy kick.

    I give my absolute support to the idea of a breakfast club.

    ...WHO"S WITH ME???? Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

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    Post  Aliasgher on Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:01 am

    MOMO wrote:Good JOB Harriet Very Happy Smile Surprised Laughing Cool Shocked Razz Twisted Evil Exclamation cyclops bounce rabbit cheers sunny lol!

    Anyway can we please have a BREAKFAST CLUB!!!!
    it'll be like "Breakfast at SRC"

    I mean, breakfast is such a vital part of our diet, and it is amazingly big problem with children and teenagers forgetting to have breakfast. Another issue is that many people skip breakfast either cause they don't have enough time due to transport or their diegestive system utterly and completely rejects having food too early in the morning.

    If we have a breakfast club, imagine the academic and physical benefits it'll provide. Students will develop a good and healthy diet, and they'll be able to concentrate in class, as breakfast provides that energy kick.

    I give my absolute support to the idea of a breakfast club.

    ...WHO"S WITH ME???? Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
    yeh definitely Smile
    "they'll be able to concentrate in class"
    <<the paragraph that was in reminded me of that ad for some cereal in which they x-ray the kids head and show the fuzzies in the morning or w.e in class Razz can't remember which one Razz

    MOMO

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    Post  MOMO on Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:05 am

    Yes, it was All Bran
    and I can't agree more!!! =D

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