WITH the election "fever" most people have been subjected to recent months finally abating, the wheels of democracy are being given a good greasing at Noosa District High with student self-determination very much alive and kicking.
As the Cooroy school prepares for its 50th anniversary next year, past students may well remember the era of the cane when the school principal was more like a benevolent dictator.
New school head Chris Roff moved down from the Whitsundays at the start of the school year.
He is happy to see many of the school activities planned, promoted and undertaken by the school council under the guidance of convenor Brigid Muir.
And on May 14 a delegation of council student reps will attend the World Vision's Global Leaders Conference at Kawana with the school delegates looking to benefit a wider community far beyond the school gates.
The school has just held a free dress day and Ms Muir said the council was meeting to decide where that money can be spent.
Ms Muir said the council meets fortnightly during the lunch break on Wednesdays with group members from all year levels encouraged to attend and report back to their school peers.
"On a good day we will have 40 students show up," Ms Muir said.