Jasmine O'Brien was one of 27 students across New South Wales selected to represent the Department of Student Voices in Education and Schools (DOVES) council

STUDENT VOICE: Camden Haven High School student Jasmine O'Brien. Photo: Supplied/Camden Haven High School.

STUDENT VOICE: Camden Haven High School student Jasmine O'Brien. Photo: Supplied/Camden Haven High School.

Camden Haven High's Jasmine O'Brien was selected to represent her cohort's ideas and voices on the Department of Student Voices in Education council in May this year.


Jasmine was one of 27 youths across New South Wales to represent the almost one million public school students in the state.

The council is tasked with sharing their education and school policy ideas with the Department of Education.


The council provides an opportunity for students to interact with policy and decision makers.


Jasmine met with the Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning, Sarah Mitchell.


"This initiative was born out of the COVID-19 pandemic, a year that has made us all rethink the way we do things," Ms Mitchell said.

"Students are at the centre of everything we do in education, so it makes sense that they have a seat at the table where decisions are being made.

"They have a strong vision for the future, and we want to hear their voices when it comes to their education."