When young people are genuinely listened to, they feel valued and this impacts positively on their learning and wellbeing.
Student voice allows our students to engage with their school community, and their participation means they enrich and ignite their peers. Student Voice provides valuable opportunities for our students to articulate their views on issues around them as well as providing an avenue to express their ideas and suggestions for innovation.
Student voice is a vital part of Mercy College as it provides a number of ways for our students to not only share their ideas and insights but also take on responsibility by making a positive contribution to school life and enable the full flourishing of each student.
At Mercy College we recognise that student voice, agency and leadership are inter-related factors integral to learning and growth.
"The teachers create a comfortable and safe space making the classroom environment an enjoyable space where I'm not afraid to ask a question"
"Every classroom and office accessible to students have an open setting, providing a child-safe area for students to consult their teachers"
"Our school offers counselling, available for students to express their feelings or struggles in an easy and accessible way"
“I am never afraid to confide in my teachers about any issue as I know they will handle the issue with confidentiality”
“My teachers are inclusive of my religious tradition (Islam), especially during times of fasting”
"Young people call us to renewed and expansive hope, for they represent new directions for humanity and open us up to the future."
(Pope Francis 2013)