July 2019

St Andrew’s Anglican College Students Lead the Way in Innovation Awards

Students from St Andrew’s Anglican College have found success in the recent “Mayor’s Telstra Innovation Awards” on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Two teams from the school, one girl team and one boy team, were able to make it through to the final phase of the competition. The competition sees students come up with and pitch innovative ideas to an expert panel with the major award for the Top Team

Briar Road Public School Students Lead Their Own Class

Briar Road Public School students have taken the chance to lead their own classmates in learning about traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practices. The teaching students used a variety of hunting weapons, traditional tools and animal skins in their demonstrations, all designed to show their classmates more about traditional culture as part of NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) week. Students from multiple grades had the chance

Singleton Heights Public School Students Dance Through NAIDOC Week

Singleton Heights Public School students have participated in NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) week by learning and performing a cultural dance and song for their entire school. Teacher Kate Ferguson-Smith shared that she was proud of the school for increasing its Indigenous awareness through NAIDOC week in the last few years. This year the students worked with the theme, “Voice, Treaty and Truth”. The day also included

Brain Tumour Battler Focussed on Others

Middleton Grange School student Izaac Wilson has organised an art auction to raise funds for World Vision’s 40 Hour Famine. The auction includes art by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden, a signed All-Blacks jersey and pieces from notable artists Craig Potton and Karen Smith. Izaac has been inspired to fundraise for this cause for a number of years consecutively after being diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age

Trevallyn Primary School Keeps Everybody Warm

Trevallyn Primary School Keeps Everybody Warm Trevallyn Primary School students have attended school dressed in their favourite winter apparel as part of a student council initiative. The event was run to fundraise for The Examiners Winter Relief Appeal. Student leader Addison Brumby explained, “We chose Winter Relief [Appeal] because there are a lot of people out there who don’t have food, or jumpers or a warm blanket.” The day saw

Mt St Patricks Students Write a Book in a Day

Mt St Patrick students are preparing to create a book, including illustrations, in a twelve-hour period. 45 students arranged in 7 teams will participate in the challenge on July 30. The event is part of a fundraiser with all donations going towards the Kids Cancer Project. All of the books that are created will be collected and given to children who are in hospital with cancer throughout Australia. If you

Chisholm Catholic College Can Competition

Chisholm Catholic College students have run a fundraiser collecting non-perishable food items. The four houses within the school competed to see who could collect the most cans of food by lining them up in a single row. The competition was part of an annual day that gives students a chance to demonstrate house pride as well as fundraise toward their cause. All the food and funds collected will be donated

Primary Student Leader Goes Plastic Fashion Designer

Primary student Harry Robinson has started a business creating and selling sunglasses made from recycled materials. The idea was born after Harry began asking questions because of his learning about recycling at school. Harry explained, “There’s so much plastic washed up and it’s sad. I feel happy we are using this trash and turning it into something good. My teacher has asked us to make a pink pair for her.”