January 2019

5 Lessons Student Leaders Can Learn From the 2019 Australians of the Year

Richard Harris and Craig Challen are the two cave divers who helped in the dramatic rescue of twelve boys and their football coach from a flooded cave in Thailand. They have been jointly named 2019 Australian of the Year. The men stayed in the underwater Tham Luang cave system for three days, swimming multiple kilometres in hazardous conditions. The story of the successful cave rescue is extremely unique, but we

A New Reality for Students with Special Needs

A Virtual Reality (VR) teaching tool developed by ECU computer science students could transform how some of society’s most vulnerable children are taught about personal safety and social interaction. It was developed by Bachelor of Computer Science students Jarryd Wimbridge, Marko Vasev and James McNeil. They have used VR to create a more engaging method of teaching the existing ‘circles’ concept which outlines appropriate interactions with family, friends and strangers.

Richmond Students Lay Out Their Priorities

Being a student leader is an exciting opportunity, but for most students time in a leadership role flies by extremely quickly. For this reason, it makes sense for a student leader to clearly articulate what they want to achieve, before the school year is even underway. Richmond High School is in the Hawkesbury region, just outside of Sydney. The 2019 school captains, Chevelle Matthews and Aaron Muscat have declared loud

Get Funding For Your Project with Crimson Youth Fund

Crimson education have recently launched the ‘Crimson Youth Fund’ which will delegate $50,000 of funding to students looking to make a lasting impact in their community. It has been created to provide students or recent graduates (aged 13 – 21) with essential resources that will help bring their event or project to life. Jamie Beaton, co-founder of Crimson Education, informs that “these transformative projects deliver positivity and unity to communities

Lincoln Looks to Build a School

In October 2018, Lincoln Spalding, a prep student at Mueller College in Queensland, launched a website called ‘Galaxy Cat’. It was created to help raise money for a group from his school going on a trip to Cambodia to help build a house for a family In need. A design of a cat floating in outer space was created and various merchandise products featuring the design could be purchased on

Mural Makes a Difference

Bella Simmons is a Yr 11 student at Northside Christian College, and a very talented artist. Bella recently shared her creativity by helping a local primary school. Bella painted a mural on one of the bare walls in the school playground, as pictured. The mural is a whopping 2.4m x 3m and highlights the message “we care”. The project was completed with within a week, with Bella’s hard work being complemented