August 2018

Students Support Daffodil Day

Students and staff across Sacred Heart College Sorrento, have gathered together to fundraise for Daffodil Day. A cause close to home for so many members of Sacred Heart’s Community. “Cancer touches all people and in a College with 1400 students, 190 staff and the wider College community, it’s constantly brought to our attention that one in eight members of our community will be affected in some way.“ Rossana (teacher) said.

Lending a Hand to Solomon Islands Sister School

Come the end of VCE exams, fourteen year twelve students from St Peter’s College Cranbourne are setting off on a trip to the Solomon Islands. The trip will see students lending a helping hand to their sister school, Bishop Epalle Catholic School. This is the 7th year of the relationship between schools which St Peter’s principal Chris Black describes has continually grown from “strength to strength”. The community around Honiara has

Beehive Initiative at Nelson College

Nelson College for Girls now have beehives on their own school grounds thanks to some passionate students who are part of the Enviro Action Group. This all began when members of the group started to create beeswax wraps on their weekends and decided to sell them during the week to students. Popular demand saw $200 in profits, allowing them the opportunity to rent their own beehive from ‘Backyard Bee’s’. Students

The Waste Warriors Make a Difference

Students and staff across Suncoast Christian College are taking a stand in the war against waste. Determined to make a change, the school has implemented many new strategies to reduce their environmental impact. The school discovered they produced enough landfill in a year to cover their oval up to the depth of their knees. The school has installed three bin waste streaming systems throughout the campus, allowing students to delegate

Line Dancing at Lunchtime

Junior and senior students at Prince of Peace Lutheran College, in Everton Hills Queensland, combined for a ‘Fiver for a Farmer’ fundraiser on Friday 17th August. A highlight of the day was a joint campus ‘Heel and Toe Polka’ on the oval. During this part of the day, 400 students joined together to do the Heel and Toe Polka, as well as the Achy Breaky Heart line dance (as pictured).

Cooper's Caring Collection

Cooper Lines is a reception student at Port Noarlunga Primary School. In South Australia, this means that he hasn’t even started year one yet. After hearing about the Australian drought on the news, and the plight of the farmers, Cooper wanted to make a difference. He wrote to the Principal asking if he could put a pot in every classroom so students could donate money. With the help of the

Opening New Possibilities at University

The University of Newcastle extends an invitation to experience campus life, meet academics and students, and learn about the many study options on offer locally at Newcastle Open Day. Attendees can immerse themselves in interactive demonstrations, displays, talks, and tours of the University’s state-of-the-art facilities at its Callaghan and NeW Space city campuses. Presentations will cover a range of topics including the application and admissions process, academic programs and debunking

Giant Impact with Giant Musical Chairs

Students and staff at Alstonville High School declared Thursday 16th August as Farmer Day, and raised money for the drought-stricken farmers of Australia. As part of the day, students wore farmer clothes and accessories. The culmination of the day was a GIANT game of musical chairs was played in the school gymnasium, especially themed around farms and farmers. Watch the video link below to see the giant musical chairs in action

A Special Sheep for the Farmers

Alkimos Primary School, in the northern suburbs of Perth, encouraged students to bring in coins as part of a special fundraiser to help farming communities. Students used the coins to trace out a large sheep and a small lamb, and used remaining coins to write out the school name. After the design was complete (as pictured), the coins were counted and over $800 was contributed to  “Hay & Hampers for Hope”

Students Launch School News Program

Year 5 and 6 students at Guildford Grammar School in Western Australia have formed a ‘News Team’ consisting of 6 reporters and 5 crew. ‘G News,’ is a fortnightly news bulletin produced, edited and anchored by students, for students. The show reports on any news or events happening within the school community. With a green screen provided; it is then completely up to the students to pitch a story, do