WA Student Council

WA Student Council

The WA Student Council provides students with a voice to help shape the future of public education in Western Australia.

The WA Student Council has been established to provide public students with a platform to influence education policy. The inaugural council commenced in September 2022. Each year it is made up of Year 10 and 11 public school students represented from across Western Australia.

Apply for the WA Student Council 2025

Nominations for Year 9 students to join the WA Student Council 2025 open on Monday 15 July and close on Friday 30 August 2024.

For more information about how to get involved and join the WA Student Council, check with your teacher, deputy principal or principal.

School staff, parents, carers, and future Year 9 students can join an online information session with the WA Student Councillors. The event is from 6 to 6.30 pm on Friday 2 August 2024. To attend, join the Webex event.

The role of the council

The student council’s role is to:

  • advise the Department of Education and the Minister for Education on education policy and reform
  • represent the interest of their educational regions
  • represent the interests of all students in WA
  • act as ambassadors for WA student leadership.

Council activities will include:

  • attending Ministerial meetings
  • attending regular online council meetings
  • liaising with school students and staff in their region
  • attending student leadership activities, which includes training, events and a camp
  • providing feedback on Department of Education initiatives.

There are 25 student councillors appointed to the 2023–24 council.

2023–24 student councillors
Region Student name and nominating school
  • Abel Cole, Newman Senior High School
  • Kale Guthrie, Tom Price Senior High School
  • Nevaeh Williamson, Newman Senior High School
  • Isabel Dunster, Broome Senior High School
  • Clare Davey, East Kimberley College
  • Jessica Holberton, Dowerin High School
  • Anna Smith, Central Midlands Senior High School
  • Hannah Jones, Northam Senior High School
  • Isabella Mitchell, Champion Bay Senior High School
  • Jannayah Clinch, Gascoyne Junction Remote Community School
  • Paeton Jackamarra, Mullewa District High School
  • Kasey Gordon, Ravensthorpe District High School
  • Isabella Wilson, Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School
South West
  • Rowan Asplin, Manea Senior College
  • Kiara Lee-Pullen, Margaret River Senior High School
  • Billy Watkins, Cape Naturaliste College
North Metropolitan
  • Charlie MacPherson-Lee, Balcatta Senior High School
  • Samson Bartlett, West Coast Secondary Education Support Centre
  • Harry Smith, Alkimos College
  • Shiau Wei Chu, Christmas Island District High School
  • Lucas White, West Coast Secondary Education Support Centre
South Metropolitan
  • Darshyn Mannar, Applecross Senior High School
  • Ella Colbung, Cannington Community College
  • Shelby Hine, Coodanup College
  • Freya Lumb, Melville Senior High School