Interested in being a Student Senator for the 2020-21 school year?
The Halton District School Board is once again asking our schools to select representatives for the Student Senate. We are looking for students in Grades 7 to 12 from every school – a maximum of one student per elementary school, and a maximum of two students per secondary school.
School principals have been asked to select student representatives (date to to be posted later). Students interested in this opportunity should reach out to their principal to put themselves forward as a candidate.
If you have any questions, please email Student Trustees:
Evan Taylor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vandy Widyalankara: email@example.com
More information about Student Senate is here: http://www.hdsbstudentsenate.com/about
Watch our Student Senate video here:
What is a Student Senator ?
The role of each Student Senator is to represent your school's student body. Student Senators will be dedicated individuals who are passionate in creating and maintaining a safe, inclusive, and equitable environment for all students within their school and the HDSB. Successful Student Senators are mature and responsible individuals capable of taking on large-scale projects, completing tasks in an efficient manner, and willing to commit 5-10 hours per week to representing Halton youth.
The HDSB student senate is a
forum for students (see senate meeting schedule) in the Halton District School Board to discuss issues that relate to their education in the Halton District School Board. Student opinions are represented
by two student trustees at the bi-weekly board meetings of HDSB.
The opinion of more than 60,000 Halton students are conveyed to the provincial government through the Student Trustees via the Ontario Student Trustees Association. This association collaborates with the province and the Minister of Education on legislation to solve youth issues in Ontario
The local senate hosts Halton's annual
Youth Leadership Symposium as well as other projects, providing feedback to the Student Trustees.
How do I join Student Senate?
your principal in September
Do I have to be in student council to be in student senate?
No. Student Senate offers the opportunity for all students from Grades 7-12 to be a member, in order to diversify our student voice, and provide leadership opportunities to all students. All schools will be asked to choose student representatives – a maximum of one (1) per elementary school, and a maximum of two (2) per secondary school.
Administrators email the names of students who will be representing your school to:
Matthew Burnes: firstname.lastname@example.org
Olivia Lau: email@example.com
Student Trustee Elections Meeting
Candidates will be invited to the
Student Trustees Election Meeting so they may speak to the voting student body. They may speak in person or by video-link from an alternative site.
All Grade 7-12 students may attend elections held every year to listen and vote on Trustee candidates.
Student Trustees 2019-2020
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