iDecide Election

In term 1, Year 9 Wisdom & Service classes, as part of the “iDecide” module, explored Australia’s Democratic system and engaged in what is arguably our most valuable human right: the democratic election process. 
  • To provide an authentic learning experience, the appointment of the East Campus Student Council follows elements of Australia’s political system, namely: Each student is placed in one of four electorates (e.g. their “House”);
  • Each class is its own political party and selects a candidate for each electorate;
  • Each class conducts a political campaign with specific policies targeting the needs of their constituents at East Campus;
  • On election day, students attend a voting station where they have their name marked off an electoral roll and fill in a preferential voting ballot paper;
  • On election day, everyone gets an opportunity to purchase a ‘Democracy Sausage’
The election itself was a complete landslide victory for Year 9E (Elixor Party) who ended up winning all four electorates. Congratulations to Vibhan Jivanjee (Member for Chisholm), AJ Martin (Member for Flynn), Anna Dosen(Member for Gilmore) and Tori Sam (Member for Monash) for their successful election campaigns. I look forward to working with these students as part of the East Campus Student Council for 2023. Overall, well done Year 9 on an outstanding display of Australia’s democratic values.

There are many people that I would like to thank for the success of the iDecide Election day, particularly Raelene Evans, Peter Rogosic and Dylan Kernaghan for their support with the sausage sizzle, as well as our Year 9 School and House Captains for, not only running the voting station and the sausage sizzle at lunchtime, but also for their vigilance, maturity and leadership on the day.

Chris Pantelios
Year 9 Curriculum Program & Student Manager 

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