Indooroopilly State High School empowers students to contribute to, and enrich, our local and global communities.
Our students practise active citizenship through their support of charities through the Student Representative Council.
Greindro, the school’s environment club, has implemented recycling programs and worked with the tuckshop to ban straws and discourage the use of plastic forks, as well as promoting many other inititatives to reduce our impact on the Earth.
The school participates in the Young Person’s Plan for the Planet Program (YPPP), which aims to enact the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through global partnerships between high school students from many different countries.
Student Representative Council 2019 President Aimee Jirapak
Never would I have imagined that I would have the honour to be elected as the 2019 Student Representative Council (SRC) President of Indooroopilly SHS in my last year of high school. I am extremely grateful for this opportunity to engage with the community and express my passions alongside not only devoted students of the SRC, but also the teachers and staff of our school.
After watching a team of enthusiastic students grow and dedicate themselves to improving the school and wider community, it was truly inspiring to see our hard work rewarded with the smiling faces of our community. The core mission of the SRC is to assist and organise school events, activities and fundraisers.
This year we incorporated both the SRC’s past traditions and added our own twist. We kick-started the year with SRC’s annual Valentine’s Day chocolate stall, which drew much enthusiasm from our amazing student volunteers.
Our Valentine’s stall was followed by a World’s Greatest Shave hairspray stall, where we coloured hair to fundraise for the Leukemia Foundation.
In April, we sold tasty biscuits for the ANZAC Day fundraiser, and on Open Day, we collaborated with Greindro to run a unique plant raffle stall to support our school’s future sustainability projects. The day of great anticipation
arrived when we held SRC’s long-standing milkshake and spider stall on Open Day. Thankfully, this year’s clear skies meant the drinks were a huge hit, and we sold out!
On a chilly school lunch break, we held one of our most frenzied events of the year: our hot chocolate stall. The panic and uncertainty was widespread, but it sure was a memorable experience. To calmly wrap up 2019, we held our biggest fundraiser of the year – selling sweet treats for the RSCPA’s Cupcake Day.
Working with the SRC, seeing all the students’ hard work and enthusiasm this year, and being a part of Indooroopilly’s inviting community, is something I will truly miss.
I would like to thank all our SRC members this year, particularly Junior President, Harrison; Secretaries, Riley and Suhani; and Treasurers, Helen and Emily for your dedication. Additionally, many thanks to Ms Wallace for her kind support and our excellent coordinator, Mr Ramm, who guided us with great dedication and (usually) kept us on topic.
I am certain the 2020 president, Josie Russell, will challenge the bar of expectations, and I wish her all the best.