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.

Top 10 Photos from the National Young Leaders Days

Whilst Halogen are in full swing preparing for the next round of the National Young Leaders Day (late 2018 – early 2019) we are taking a look back at the events from the beginning of 2018. It’s true, a picture can tell 1000 words… and here are the top 10 photos from NYLD (in no particular order). 1. The MC, Gemma Knight, dominating the silent disco at lunchtime. It’s pretty

Giving Back Record Broken

Kids Giving Back is Australia’s leading not for profit organisation for student volunteering, offering school-aged students a diverse range of community experiences. Last week a record was broken. The Urban Challenge and St Mary MacKillop College Canberra have broken all previous Kids Giving Back records in terms of number of meals made in a week. When stating their thanks, the Kids Giving Back organisers said “the tenacity, empathy and respect shown by the

Naidoc Night 2018

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Prior to the school holidays, Taree High School celebrated NAIDOC week with various activities including a special assembly, NAIDOC awards, and an annual ‘NAIDOC Night’ concert. Now in it’s third year, the concert features local Aboriginal performers including traditional dancers, story telling, solo and duo performances, and

Pyjama Day

The ‘Mini Vinnies’ team at Rosary Park Catholic School, Branxton, put on a PJ and Soup Day to show their support for those in need this winter. As a fundraiser for the St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal students came to school dressed in pyjamas, and could buy soup and cookies. The team of students came up with the idea, and helped organise much of the day. “Our Mini Vinnies

Valuable Boost After Bushfire

In March 2018 the south coast of NSW was significantly affected by a bushfire that ravaged the region. This included the small town of Tathra, whose recovery efforts received a boost this week. Tathra Public School was presented with $30,738.33 by SchoolAid Trust, who raised the funds through it’s network of schools and numerous private donors. “Tathra Public School Principal, Lisa Freedman, has been a tower of strength and leadership

Student Leaders Walk the Halls of Parliament

The Secondary Student Leadership Program, hosted by the NSW Parliamentary Education Branch, recently gathered student representatives at Government House. Year 12 student leaders from all NSW secondary schools are invited to attend the leadership day which involves a tour and meeting parliamentarians. Among the many student leaders who attended were school captains Charlotte Russell and Lachlan Jones, of Armidale High School pictured with MP Adam Marshall on the steps of Parliament House. Read a full article

Leadership Opportunity on the World Stage

How do you like the sound of getting onto the ‘world stage’ and going to the International Youth Leadership Conference in Europe? Crimson Education has created a unique opportunity, which makes this possible for secondary students in Australia and New Zealand. Be inspired by global experts and visit renowned international organisations in Prague, Geneva, London, Cambridge and Oxford. As well as participate in the International Youth Leadership Conference the tour