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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

The Speakers Chosen to Inspire Students at the National Young Leaders Day

Halogen Australia has released the full line-up of speakers who will inspire students at the upcoming National Young Leaders Days (listed below). Every year the National Young Leaders Day provides primary and secondary students with a unique opportunity to hear prominent Australians share lessons from their own leadership journey. There are two noticeable features in the line-up. Firstly, there are numerous speakers who are travelling to speak at multiple events, giving

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

Lithgow Students Assist Victims of Domestic Violence

Lithgow High School students rallied together to create 100 emergency kits to assist those suffering domestic violence. Year 7 and 8 students from the Yindymarra Migay Aboriginal girls’ sewing group made crafted bags that included a range of sanitary items assisting women and children in crisis. The bags also included a white ribbon and cultural artwork with messages of hope. “We will probably never meet the women and children who