September 2018

Students Invent a Festival of Science

Students at Ocean Road Primary School, south of Perth Western Australia, held their very own science festival on 14th September. Senior students worked in pairs or small groups to research, plan and conduct a scientific investigation of their choice. Students were all required to present a poster including what their investigation was, their hypothesis and an explanation of the science at work behind their investigation. The students from kindergarten to

Leading the Way with RUOK

Whilst people far and wide engaged with the important message behind RUOK Day, staff and students at Peter Carnley Anglican Community School took it to a whole new level. The school, located in Wellard Western Australia, created a huge variety of ways for their community to engage in RUOK Day. Activities on offer included workshops, challenges, games, mindfulness tasks and exercises. The message that flowed through the entire day was ‘reminder to

Tim Diamond- Taking Centre Stage at the National Young Leaders Day

The National Young Leaders Day features Australia’s most inspirational voices and role models. Halogen Australia has announced that Tim Diamond, the General Manager of the Cotton On Foundation, will be speaking at every upcoming event around Australia. When you walk past a Cotton On store you may not realise that there’s a selection of products on the shelves that are generating millions of dollars for international development projects each year.

Students Complete 24hr Triathlon Fundraiser

St Patrick’s College in Launceston, Tasmania has just completed its annual fundraising event, ‘Lap it Up!’ for the 11th year in a row. The student-led initiative is set out as a 24hr Triathlon, year 12 students participate by swimming, cycling and running. Student executive, along with key supporting staff, are responsible for keeping the event running. Students take on responsibilities and work hard promoting the event, seeking donations from local

Students Create Video About Child Safety

Glenwood High School have made a stand against child sexual assault through a moving video created by talented students. Students recognised the enormity of the issue ‘with 1 in 5 children sexually harmed in some way before their 18th Birthday’ and decided to break the silence of horrible crime using their creativity. 30 Students worked together to produce the video aiming to increase awareness of child sexual assault after being

Get Your Free Book for 'Reading Hour'

‘Reading Hour’ encourages all Australians to pick up a book and read for one hour on Thursday 20th September 2018. At the bottom of this article you will see how to claim a free book, so that you can be part of it too. “Most vital human functions are accompanied by pleasure, and reading is no exception. I’m proud and delighted to be an Australian Reading Hour Ambassador for 2018,

Student Leaders Activate Mental Health Week

The student leaders at St Mary’s Anglican Girls School in Perth organised a successful week of activities to engage students in Mental Health Week. Held from September 3rd-7th, the activities were led by the the Wellbeing Ambassadors, Lily and Talea. Monday featured a silent disco and a ‘smile’ photo booth. Tuesday featured a flash mob meditation and well as a ‘treat yourself wheel’ where students could spin a wheel to

Students Attempt World Record

Students, staff and even parents from Buddina State School have come together in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record. In the theme set by the famous children’s author, Dr Seuss, the school is attempting to break the world record for the largest gathering of people dressed up as Dr Seuss characters. A Western Australia school currently holds the record at 890 people but Deputy Principal, Anthony Swan, believes

Student Rain Dance Video Goes Viral

Dubbo Pubic School held a ‘dress like a farmer’ fundraising day, and performed a ‘rain dance’ as part of the event. The video of the rain dance has received several thousand views from around Australia and overseas. Money was raised  to support Rural Aid, which was collected from donations on the day, as well as from a silent auction of paintings by the kindergarten students. To view the original article