Woodend Primary School SRC

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SRC Minutes (Term 2 – Week 5)

SRC Minutes 28/5/15

Present:
Alex Nacov
Eva Wilkins
Kadin Langthaller
Nicholas Zollo
Jessalyn Ball
Alfie Jackson
Ethan Cahill
Lachlan Healey
Olivia Shreeve
Imogen Cooley
Noah Cooley
Charlie Cahill
Sebastian Hayden
Cameron Ball
Trent Denning
Emily Chybinski
Erza Veseli
April Gray
Zac Kannane
Patrick Hann
Ms Magias
Mr Marshall

Absent:
Phoenix Mausenbaum
Cooper Knowles
Ava Gaerth
Shae Gunn
Joy Sarkis
Ellie O’Driscoll

Trent opened the meeting at 10:04 am.
Chair: Trent Denning
Minutes: Emily Chybinski

First topic: Class SRC meetings
– The reps were given discussion time with their buddies to talk about their class meetings and the topics that have been brought up.
Responses from the representatives:
– “At my class meeting last week we discussed the blog and as a homework task my class posted comments. I didn’t ask my teacher since we have meetings every Friday and a topic on the agenda is SRC.” Nicholas
– “We have meetings when a problem in the class occurs.” Hayley
– “I asked my teacher, now we have meetings every Wednesday.” Imogen
– “My teacher asked for feedback after the last SRC meeting.” Eva

Why do we have SRC meetings?
Responses from the representatives:
– “To solve issues.” Nicholas
– “To get the school involved.” Seb

How can we have a class meeting?
Responses from the representatives:
– “Ask the teacher and write it on the board.” Noah
– “Ask and keep persisting.” Alfie
– “Have a meeting with your friends and then with your class.” Imogen

Second topic: Impulses

What are impulses?
Responses from the representatives:
– “Behavior.” Alfie
– “An action.” Imogen
– “What you do and think.” Nicholas
– “Something you do without thinking.” Seb

What does it mean to manage your impulses?
Responses from the representatives:
– “Trying not to react to something.” Ethan
– “Controlling behaviour.” Imogen
– “Controlling what you say, think and do.” Nicholas
– “Controlling bad body language.” Jessica
– “Not letting your bad impulses take over your behaviour.” Lachlan

The reps arranged themselves into small groups to brainstorm good impulses and bad impulses found in the classroom. They shared their feedback with the rest of the group.
Responses from the representatives:
[Bad impulses]

– “Talking while others are.”
– “Selfishness.”
– “Rushing work.”
– “Avoiding difficult things.”
– “Hurting someone.”
– “Being angry.”
– “Swearing.”
– “Punching.”
– “Thinking negatively.”
– “Going out of bounds.”
– “Bullying.”
– “Showing disrespect.”
– “Not listening.”

[Good impulses]
– “Controlling yourself.”
– “Thinking before acting.”
– “Being nice.”
– “Saying positive things.”
– “Not copying from other people.”
– “Thinking positively.”
– “Listening.”
– “Sharing.”
– “Noticing and acknowledging people.”
– “Fixing mistakes straight away.”
– “Greeting people.”
– “Kindness and using good manners.”

To finish, Trent asked the senior students about how they’ve been managing their chosen impulse. So far there has been positive feedback from them. The meeting closed at around 10:50 am.

Action: Reps and Leadership Team are to have a class SRC meeting within the next fortnight and to share their learning with classmates.

Next meeting: Wednesday, week 7 of term 2 at 10:00 am

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Curiosity is important.  When we pose questions about something it helps us think clearly and it demonstrates curiosity. We think it is important that students develop the habit and skills of asking questions.  The more questions we are able to ask, the more deeply we are likely to be  thinking about something.  It is our hope that each time we post something on this topic, there will be many questions posed by students.  We would love students to  inquire into answering some questions, too.

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SRC Minutes (Term 2 – Week 2)

SRC Minutes 6/5/2015

Present:
Alex Nacov
Eva Wilkins
Nicholas Zollo
Tom Gill
Alfie Jackson
Ava Gaerth
Joy Sarkis
Lachlan Healey
Imogen Cooley
Charlie Cahill
Cameron Ball
Olivia Shreeve
Cooper Knowles
Shae Gunn
Sebastian Hayden
Trent Denning
Emily Chybinski
April Gray
Erza Veseli
Zac Kannane
Patrick Hann
Ms Magias

Absent:
Kadin Langthaller
Phoenix Mausenbaum
Ethan Cahill
Ellie O’Driscoll

Trent opened the meeting at 10:06 am, followed by a short welcome to start the first meeting for the term.
Chair: Trent Denning and Ms Magias
Minutes: Emily Chybinski

First topic: What are your questions on the blog?
– The Project Officers gave positive feedback on the blog detailing that more representatives have begun to frequently use it by leaving comments or questions.

Response from the representatives:
– “Why do we do the blog?” Lachalan

Second topic: Class SRC meetings
– After asking the representatives if their classes have regular SRC meetings, there was a short discussion to discuss how classes can organize a meeting time.

Response from the representatives:
– “Organize a time with your teacher.” Nicholas
– “Organize rosters and agendas.” Seb

Third topic: What are impulses?
– The representatives were asked this question as a follow-up from the previous meeting with the year 4 to 7 students.

Response from the representatives:
– “Actions. They’re what you do.” Declan
– “Something we can work on.” Zac
– “It can be a distraction for other students.” Nicholas

– There was another quick discussion with buddies about impulses found in the school yard.

Response from the representatives:
– “When you get angry.” Eva
– “Do something without permission or thinking.” Alfie
– “Breaking the school rules.” Shae
– “Bad behavior.” Lachlan
– “Behavior.” Imogen
– “An action.” Declan
– “A bad action like kicking or punching.” Shae
– “Something that distracts.” Alex

– Ms Magias explained that impulses are actions and behavior that you do without thinking or stopping. The representatives were given more discussion time to come up with one particular impulse they have trouble with controlling.

Response from the representatives:
– “Concentration.” Eva
– “Procrastination.” Joy
– “Doing homework.” Olivia
– “Concentration.” Charlie
– “Talking at the wrong time.” Noah
– “Concentration.” Tom
– “Leaving work to the last minute.” Seb
– “Concentration.” Jessalyn
– “Retaliation.” Nicholas
– “Concentration.” Cameron
– “Managing teamwork.” Alfie
– “Patience.” Imogen
– “Leaving homework to the last minute.” Shae
– “Not following instructions.” Alex
– “Not paying attention, almost daydreaming.” Zac
– “Concentration.” Patrick
– “Avoiding risks with hard work and finding confidence.” Erza
– “Growing bored with long work.” April
– “Procrastination.” Emily
– “Procrastination.” Trent

To finish the meeting off, the representatives played a game of Corners in relation to the earlier discussion on impulses. Once the game had finished, there was a brief discussion about the impulses involved in the game.
Trent closed the meeting at around 10:45 am.

Action: Continue using the blog by leaving comments and questions and reading the minutes. All representatives are to focus on their chosen impulse to try to control it. Feedback is to be given at the next meeting.

Next meeting: Wednesday, Week 4 of Term 2

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