September 2017

Now That's What You Call a Mural!

We love sharing great ideas on This week we heard about a big unveiling at Glen Huntly Primary School. The key word is BIG. Hayley Kringas and Ross Donnan are parents at the school and gifted designers. Working alongside the student leaders, the amazing mural (pictured) was painted in the area where school assemblies are held. And apparently there are more to come. To read the article on the

Student Voice Expert to Speak in Australia

On 10th October 2017 Mount Waverley Secondary College is hosting an open event with globally recognised student voice expert Dr Russell Quaglia. Based in Florida, USA, Russell is visiting Australia as a keynote speaker at the National ACEL conference in Sydney. Those in Melbourne have the opportunity to hear Russell at the special event at Mount Waverley. In addition to Dr. Quaglia’s Keynote presentation, students from Mount Waverley Secondary College will speak

RUOK Day... Things You Shouldn't Forget

Thursday 14th September is ROUK Day in Australia. In a world that can be difficult at times, this day is quite simply a designated day to ask peers whether they are ok. It’s become common for many student leadership groups to host school events for RUOK Day, some of which we have highlighted on this website. Everything from wearing yellow shirts, cupcakes, concerts, posters… the list goes on. There are

Who Are the 15 Australian Leaders Hand-Picked to Speak to Students?

Halogen Australia have recently announced a list of 15 high profile Australians who will speak to students attending the upcoming National Young Leaders Day. Below you will see the list of Australians who will feature in different Australian cities. Halogen have assembled a very diverse group of speakers. The line-up includes leaders from sport, science, the arts, politics, community service, media, advocacy and business. It includes Indigenous Australians and migrant

Students Unite for Mental Health

Pictured: Event MC David Castelanelli Over 450 students from 60 Perth schools gathered today at ‘In Your Head 2017’, a youth mental health forum for young people. The event was organised by WA-based not-for-profit organisation, zero2hero. The zero2hero team envisions a world where mental illness is dealt with openly and treated as a normal part of everyday life. The students who gathered at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre heard numerous keynote presenters, including

Students Launch 'Gratitude' Project

We love sharing great ideas on This week we head about the ’30 Days of Gratitude’ project created by the Student Representative Council of Coomera Anglican College. Their mission is to spread happiness through gratitude amongst their school community, with students, teachers and parents posting images of things they are grateful for on tye school social media platforms. Examples include nature, pets, family, friends and the final day of