Margaret River Senior High School Advisory Committee
The Commissioner’s regional Advisory Committee is made up of middle and senior-school leaders and students from Margaret River Senior High School. This coeducational high school is based in the South West regional town of Margaret River and has more than 1,100 students from years 7 to 12.
27 June 2022
Work continued during this session to refine some of the elements of the Committee's campaign around period poverty. The Committee is also concerned about broader systemic issues (particularly in an educational context) that impact on girls' wellbeing and are considering ways these concerns can be brought to the attention of relevant stakeholders and decision-makers.
During this meeting, committee members provided their feedback on the next consultation phase of the girls' wellbeing project, piloting an online survey that has been developed.
9 June 2022
At the second Advisory Committee meeting, the Committee continued to identify some areas in which girls' wellbeing is impacted. Gender equality was identified as a priority area, which has led to a focus on the issue of period poverty. Committee members discussed some of the practical steps they could take to improve outcomes in this area. Some committee members are also involved in a document review process, providing feedback on a draft report around girls' wellbeing.
22 March 2022
The Commissioner met with her regional Advisory Committee for the first time and the members learned more about their role and commenced early discussions and prioritising of key areas of focus for the year.