2018

Young Leader Sets Sail

In March 2018, Simona Rocca (15) from Perth WA was selected as the Halogen National Young Leaders Day winner and has just returned from her week-long experience on the STS Leeuwin II. The annual Halogen Perth event asked for each of the 600 participants to fill in a post event survey, in which Simona from Mercedes College was randomly chosen as the student who would board a Leeuwin voyage. Leeuwin

Students Launch Youth Magazine

On 16th April, a group of enthusiastic young people successfully launched a new youth magazine, titled ‘Young Scandal’. Noticing that many major publications have limited material written by young people, the team behind this new magazine decided to be proactive and create something that filled the gap. Chief editor Orla Latawski told Community News that the purpose of the magazine was to offer a first-hand account about what it means

A Blast of Colour for the Cross Crountry

On the last day of term one Alkira Secondary College held the annual cross country event, but this year there was a twist. The student leaders noticed that in past years participation numbers had dropped, so they began discussing strategies to include more students in the event. “We knew we had people who love to run and others who aren’t big fans of running” said Teisha Walker, one of the

Rolemodel Carries the Queen's Baton

John Coutis has recently completed a speaking tour as a keynote presenter at all 10 of the National Young Leaders Days, held annually in Australian capital cities for primary and secondary students. Over the series of events, John inspired over 20,000 students as he shared about life without the lower half of his body. Last week John inspired millions more people who watched worldwide, as he carried the Queen’s Baton

Students Awarded for Leadership by Governor General

Patron of the SchoolAid Trust Sir Peter Cosgrove, and Lady Cosgrove, welcomed the 2018 SchoolAid Award winners at Admiralty House in Sydney. Sir Peter shared words about the importance and relevance of what SchoolAid does to help young people feel connected and hopeful in this fast changing world. Presented to Sir Peter and Lady Cosgrove on this occasion were outstanding young philanthropists: Jasmine Cochrane, Maverick Garaicoa, Giselle Parras, Winter Vincent,

Making It Fun to Learn About the Important Things in Life

Student Leaders are always looking for ways to create fun experiences at school. Leaders also have a responsibility to achieve worthwhile objectives. These two objectives don’t have to seem like they are opposing goals. For decades ‘Life Education’ has been running a number of programs that students find enjoyable, whilst teaching them about some of life’s more serious things such as decision making, health, safety, and well being. Pictured in

Students Collaborating Across the World

At studentleadership.news we love sharing ideas of students turning their ideas into action. The best thing about this idea is that students all over the world can be a part of it. 10-year-old Digger Watts joined forces with the founders of reverse incubator Scrappi to create this platform to get kids excited about writing stories! The idea is simple… start writing a story and allow others from around the world

Claim Free Sports Gear for Your School

Do you like the idea of ‘fundraising’ for your school without actually having to ask anyone for money? If so, the ‘Sports for Schools’ program is for you. Run by Coles, this program involves collecting Coles supermarket receipts from your school community members and claiming a range of sports equipment. The more receipts you collect, the more equipment you will get in exchange. For full details and to register your

Students Focusing On Healthy Food

Winterfold Primary School is leading the way in healthy habits, transforming their canteen with nutritious food. Canteen manager, Pip Slaughter, said that students played a huge role in shaping the food on offer. “Twice a year we have a competition where the students come up with their own recipe ideas which they then vote on, and the winning meal is put on the canteen menu for two terms.” In addition

Are These The Youngest Student Leaders Ever?

Official student leadership opportunities are generally first available to school students around age 11. However, at Holy Spirit Infants School, Abermain, students are awarded the opportunity to lead at a much younger age. At this school, students as young as year two students are offered the opportunity to become school leaders. Charlene Reid, the school Principal, is pleased that the opportunities have been embraced by students of all ages. “At other schools, children