STUDENT DIVERSITY ADVISORY COUNCIL
We want to make things better for students at school now and in the future.
The Student Diversity and Advisory Council (SDAC) is a group of students, from diverse backgrounds, who have come together to give feedback to the Minister for Education on issues impacting them at school.
These students share their voices and experiences to help shape the work of the Minister’s Office, and influence education policy that’s important to them!
While EYDN is a disability-focused organisation, students from a range of backgrounds were invited to apply when the Council first formed. These included students:
- living with visible disability
- living with an invisible disability
- from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background
- from culturally and linguistically diverse background
- who identify as LGBTQI+
- in out-of-home care
- living with mental illness
- from a refugee background
- living with a specific learning disability
- from a category one or two school on the Index for Educational Disadvantage
The Council members meet four times a year to:
- share their experiences, perspectives, and ideas about school and education
- develop their communication and leadership skills
- learn how a committee works and contribute to meetings
- represent and speak up for students at their school and other SA schools
- network with their peers and make new connections, and
- talk with the Minister for Education to give feedback on education policies and reports
Want to find out more? Read about our SDAC launch!