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2021 WACSSO Conference - Student Panel

On August 21, three of our capable student leaders participated in the student panel section of WACSSO Conference 2021 and Centenary Celebrations held at the The Grand Ballroom in Crown Perth. Founded in 1921, WA Council of State School Organisations (WACSSO) has been partnering with parents and carers in public education across Western Australia to improve the outcomes of students in government schools.

The highlight at the conference was the student panel and three of our students: Year 12 Guy Archibald, Year 10 Shreeya Naroth and Year 9 Maria Beswick enthralled the audience of over 300 delegates from all over WA with their inspirational speeches on 'What teachers can learn from Palliative Care Physicians', 'Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference' and 'How school has impacted me to become the leader I am today'.

Student Art by our Year 12 General Art student, Eloise Hunter that was on display in the student art section of the Conference was much appreciated and highly commended by the delegates and organisers. The work was textiles, mixed media piece of her father playing a harmonica, titled ‘Who Do You Think They Are?’ – An amazing work of art about family and identity - and about what makes someone unique.

WACSSO was excited and appreciative of the student participation in the conference - The WACSSO Conference student panel show us that the future of WA is in safe hands. Thank you to the panellists for their inspiring presentations. They look forward to continuing the format in their future annual conferences.

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