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Easter Event Encourages Creativity

Students at Laurieton Public School used their creativity to celebrate Easter, with a special ‘Hat Parade held on Friday April 12. The event involved a parade, with lots of music and excitement, as well as an awards assembly to recognise the most impressive hats. Students each made their own hat, many of them working on them for weeks. Hats involved bunnies, chocolates, messages, and lots of colour. It certainly was a ‘bright’

5 Uni Courses That Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago

Disruptive technology, a changing climate and new industry trends means the world of work is constantly evolving. And that means universities must continue to adapt, developing new courses to allow graduates to take advantage of these changes. We asked our partner, Edith Cowan University, to shed some light on what’s changing. Here’s four new ECU courses that have been launched in the past decade. 1. Bachelor of Science (Sports Science

Students Embrace Autism Awareness Day

April 2nd was the twelfth annual World Autism Awareness Day. This day recognises and appreciates people living with autism. Parkville High School students went to great lengths to make the day a special event for all their peers to engage with. Activities included a wall of art done by students on the autism spectrum, biographies of these same students, and a selfie station for students to take pictures. When speaking about her

Full On With Fundraising

Students at St Peter’s College in Melbourne have been ‘full-on’ with fundraising for ‘Project Compassion’. In only a few short weeks students have organised a car wash, hot cross bun sales, slushy stall, ice cream stall, bake sale, nachos, zooper doopers, dessert stall and even an authentic Indian lunch. “I am very proud of our St Peter’s College students and staff who have been very creative with their fundraising” said Matthew

Pink Stumps Day at Dubbo South

Dubbo South Public School held a special game of cricket between teachers and students, which kicked off ‘Pink Stumps Day’. This day was a fundraiser for the McGrath Foundation, which funds breast care nurses throughout Australia. Students wore pink for the day, and made a gold coin donation. Sports coordinator, Tim Long, said there are a lot of young keen cricketers at Dubbo South Public School who watch the pink

Sophia Sends Support to Christchurch

12 year old Sophia is inviting other students from Australia to join here in sending messages of sympathy and support which she will send to the people of Christchurch. “I have decided to start this campaign called ‘Rainbows for Christchurch’ because the rainbow symbolises freedom, light and sunshine after the storm” Sophia said. “What I’d really like to do is make up a book of messages from Australian students to

Pi Day and Pie Day

Students at St Columba Anglican School, in Port Macquarie, celebrated “pi and pie” in a special school event on March 14th. International Pi Day is a beloved event celebrated on the St Columba Anglican School calendar each year. Students from Kindergarten to Year 12 participated in the celebration of the unique number Pi (3.14 and so on…) which never repeats or terminates. Year 10 student Zali Everden was one of

Leaders Seek Guidance from Mentor teachers

Student leaders at Chisholm Catholic College are each paired with a mentor teacher to support them in their leadership role.  The school, based in Perth Western Australia, recently hosted a ‘leaders and mentors’ breakfast for the students and teachers to have their first mentoring conversations for 2019. Whilst the leaders have teachers who help them oversee various committees, their specific mentor teacher meets with the leader at least once each

Kimba Students Visit the Local Council

A dozen leaders from Kimba Area school in South Australia visited their local council this week as part of the preparation as school leaders. The students, ranging from grade three to twelve, sat in the gallery at this month’s council meeting. This simple strategy allowed the students to see how the council conducts their meetings, and also allowed the students gain ideas for serving the local community. Following this proactive

Student Leaders Gather to Start 2019

The ‘GRIP Student Leadership Conference’ is an annual event in more than 70 cities across Australia and New Zealand. The 2019 conferences have just begun, with the first event of the year being held in the town of Kingaroy in Queensland’s South Burnett region. Over 200 primary students gathered from over 20 schools, and participated in the 2019 program, which focused on a theme called “The People Pathway”. “Leadership is