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Help Us Choose How to Put $10,000 to a Good Cause

At the recent Halogen Australia National Young Leaders Days, students heard the story of the Cotton On Foundation. The story encompasses how millions of dollars are raised through Cotton On group fashion stores, and needy schools and communities around the world benefit in numerous ways. During the breaks of the National Young Leaders Day, students were able to purchase items from the Cotton On Empower Station, including empower wrist bands,

Students Saving the Planet One Artwork at a Time

Students from St George Girls High School, Blakehurst and Sydney Technical High School have participated in the inaugural ‘Speak 4 the Planet’ competition. The event sees students present a piece in the form of speech, drama, art or video inspired by the tagline “if you can’t reuse it, refuse it.” Linked with the Georges River Council, the event empowers students to engage with relevant environmental, social and political issues in

Opportunities for Everyone

Meet Rebecca, Jayden and Tamara, three Aboriginal students from diverse backgrounds who all have something in common. The three arrived at Edith Cowan University after very different journeys. But they each see education as a major step in reaching their goals. Mentor program pays off for Jayden When Jayden Gerrand was at high school he visited ECU and was inspired by a unique mentoring program designed to close the gap

Padthaway's Crazy Fundraiser

Students from Padthaway Primary School ditched their normal school uniforms and went”crazy”, with a recent ‘Crazy Day’ fundraiser. Along with having crazy hair, many of the students matched their hairstyles even crazier clothes. The school’s SRC members cooked a barbecue lunch and served ‘spider’ drinks on the day. They also made delicious biscuits and decorated them with crazy toppings. Each term, the SRC host a ‘tuck day’ to raise money

Double Success with Two Events in One

What do you do when there are two important charities that you would like to support? Perhaps choose both! Students at St Clare’s, in Taree NSW, wanted to participate in Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea (supporting the Cancer Coucil) as well as the World’s Greatest Shave (supporting the Leukemia Foundation.) By combining both events into one they were able to increase their success, all on one day. Student Representative Council members

Avila Students Showcase Sustainable Food

A group of Year 12 students have found a fantastic way to promote food sustainability. An entire recipe book has been launched by these students, from Avila College Mount Waverley, in Victoria. The students investigated the issue of food wastage in the home and  discussed how many left overs can be re-imagined into new dishes. They collected family recipes and published the book, titled “Taste It Don’t Waste It”. Every recipe

Stawell’s Sustainability Ninjas!

Stawell Primary School students are taking part in a new initiative helping them to learn about and address sustainability in a hands-on way. The ‘Eco Ninja’ program involves grade three and four students aiming to make the school more sustainable. The students involved are each a part of a ‘ninja’ groups – biodiversity, energy, waste or water. The program is something fun for students that also makes a difference. Teacher

Students Gather for National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week runs annually in Australia, from 27th May – 3rd June. In the Mandurah region of WA, students from nine local schools marked the occasion by gathering together to walk along the foreshore on Wednesday 29th May. Organised by students themselves, participants gathered outside the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre at 10am, to hear from Bindjareb elder Harry Nannup and community leader George Walley about the importance of different

Learning Leadership Through Volunteering

A group of students from Mount Blowhard Primary School are using their time to volunteer for causes beyond their school community. Year 6 students initiated the idea of volunteering their time to support a number of causes. Students chose a range of different initiatives. Some baked and sold cupcakes for breast cancer research, while others cooked a barbeque for the school to raise funds for the Queensland CWA during time

First Ever Student Leadership Conference in Port Hedland

The BHP Pilbara Education Partnership, Hedland Academic Enrichment Program sponsored an exciting opportunity for future leaders  in the Pilbara region of Wester Australia. On Tuesday 28th May, ‘Student Leadership Conference 2019’ was held at the Matt Dann Theatre for 150 students leaders from schools across the region. Guest speakers included Lauren Graham (Industrial Automation Coordinator) from the Pilbara Port Authority, Kelly Howlett from Care for Hedland, Warren Wellbeloved (Acting General