July 2018

Students Help the Environment with 'Grow Cart' Idea

Students at Bayswater Primary School are implementing a range of strategies to help reduce waste within their community. Already growing fruit and vegetables as well as having a compost garden, the school have now also introduced a community grow cart and recycling bins to their campus. Year 3 students came forward with the idea of using the leftover produce from their home and school gardens, and it is this idea

Student Movie Night Makes a Difference

East Launceston Primary School have raised $550 for an important local cause by hosting a movie night for their school community. Screening the family film ‘Sing’, was a fun and successful idea with over 220 students attending. Credit for this high turnout goes to the students leaders who took on the responsibility of promoting the event each fortnight to a class at their school. Beyond this, the student leaders also

Students Send School Supplies to Timor

Decorated shoeboxes filled with school supplies and special gifts have been sent to Sao Miguel (St Michael’s) School near Dili, East Timor. The gifts come courtesy of students at Tewantin State School who played a significant role in assembling the boxes. School principal, Rob Jennings, shared that students have thoroughly enjoyed the process and that their “student leaders have been actively involved with the project.” The boxes have been filled

Hear John Coutis Live in Perth- Tickets Now On Sale

As part of his upcoming national tour, the inspirational John Coutis is speaking at a special public event in Perth. This is a unique opportunity for people of all ages to hear John in person. Without the lower part of his body, John embraces a full and positive life. He rolls around on his custom skateboard and uses humour to communicate some of life’s most important messages. The Leeuwin Ocean

Students Support Homelessness

The Year 10 Student Leadership Team at Gympie State High School are making a significant contribution, in conjunction with Community Action Gympie. The team was able to choose between numerous community initiatives, and decided on a project involving the provision of care packages to those affected by homelessness. The care packages will coincide with the Homelessness Sleepout, to take place in August. “We’re going to do a big school drive where

Students Run Forensic Camp

Students from across Australia have come together for a unique 5 day camp. For the 21st year in a row, The Armidale School Forensic Science Camp has provided an exciting opportunity for students to explore the area of forensic science in a hands-on way. This engaging and educational experience was enjoyed by 89 students attended the camp. The success of the camp is credited to the year 9 students who

Podcast Unpacks 'The People Pathway'

In this episode of the Student Leadership News podcast, we preview the theme for the next GRIP Student Leadership Conference season. In unpacking ‘The People Pathway’ concept, we unpack the session content and the main outcomes of the new program. Watch the video version of the podcast below: For more information about the GRIP Student Leadership Conference visit www.gripleadership.com and find out the date and location closest to you.

Taking Action in the War Against Waste

When considering their environmental impact, students at St Mary’s Catholic School in Manly are leading the way in thinking globally and acting locally. The school is participating in the challenge of ‘plastic-free July.’ In addition to the in month long challenge, they are using app’s and iPads to help bring about significant change. ‘Litterati’, an app used by the students, helps to track litter removal and the data shows that

Students Set to Be Inspired

John Coutis is a remarkable Australian who was born with a severe physical disability in which doctors gave him little chance of survival. John has not only defied medical opinion, he has thrived and is acknowledged as one of the world’s most inspirational speakers. Tens of thousands of students are about to hear John’s story, as he embarks on a national tour speaking in Australian schools. The tour will take

Yr 12 Students Support Local Farmers

Tamworth High School students have raised over $300 for the “R U Aware, We Care” drought campaign. Year 12 prefects encouraged students and staff to come together to help out farmers within the region who have been affected by the recent drought. A farmer-themed free dress day and barbeque helped to raise money for the cause with students coming to school wearing their best flannelette shirts, jeans, overalls or boots.