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RUOK Day... Things You Shouldn't Forget

Thursday 14th September is ROUK Day in Australia. In a world that can be difficult at times, this day is quite simply a designated day to ask peers whether they are ok. It’s become common for many student leadership groups to host school events for RUOK Day, some of which we have highlighted on this website. Everything from wearing yellow shirts, cupcakes, concerts, posters… the list goes on. There are

Who Are the 15 Australian Leaders Hand-Picked to Speak to Students?

Halogen Australia have recently announced a list of 15 high profile Australians who will speak to students attending the upcoming National Young Leaders Day. Below you will see the list of Australians who will feature in different Australian cities. Halogen have assembled a very diverse group of speakers. The line-up includes leaders from sport, science, the arts, politics, community service, media, advocacy and business. It includes Indigenous Australians and migrant

Students Unite for Mental Health

Pictured: Event MC David Castelanelli Over 450 students from 60 Perth schools gathered today at ‘In Your Head 2017’, a youth mental health forum for young people. The event was organised by WA-based not-for-profit organisation, zero2hero. The zero2hero team envisions a world where mental illness is dealt with openly and treated as a normal part of everyday life. The students who gathered at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre heard numerous keynote presenters, including

Students Launch 'Gratitude' Project

We love sharing great ideas on studentleadership.news This week we head about the ’30 Days of Gratitude’ project created by the Student Representative Council of Coomera Anglican College. Their mission is to spread happiness through gratitude amongst their school community, with students, teachers and parents posting images of things they are grateful for on tye school social media platforms. Examples include nature, pets, family, friends and the final day of

RUOK To New Heights

Students at Woodleigh School have gone to new heights to get perspective on the important message of RU OK Day. The students created a video filmed from high above, and released this online. We try to showcase a variety of student projects at studentleadership.news and the Woodleigh accomplishment might be beyond many schools. The general principle, is that important causes are worth the effort to engage students. RU OK Day

Free Resource: 101 Ideas for Improving Your School

GRIP Leadership is well known in Australia and New Zealand for producing practical resources for student leaders. The brand new book ‘101 Ideas for Improving Your School’ is currently available as a FREE DOWNLOAD. It is packed with plenty of ideas to get student leaders active in positive ways. To access instantly go to: leadershipdownloads.com/freeresource

Technology Superheroes

Shenton College students have been recognised as the WA State Champions of the Tech Girls are Superheroes Competition. Pictured are students from Shenton College who won the WA state award. They created an app called “Let’s Talk” designed to help the friends and family of teens with mental illness provide support for each other in order to prevent more incidences of teen suicide.  In different states Tech Girls holds different

5 Ideas for Using Fidget Spinners for the Better

Sure, they can be a nuisance! If your school has ruled them out then fair enough. If not, we have come up with 5 ideas that student leaders can implement to capitalise on the current enthusiasm surrounding fidget spinners. 1. Learn About Autism Much has been said about the benefit that a fidget spinner can have for a student with autism. Why is this? Instead of us writing the answer

Adelaide Students Win World Robotics Title

Yr 11 students from Trinity College in Adelaide were judged the winners at a global robotics competition in Washington DC. The full ABC article link is below. When a school is involved in winning an award like this it’s a sensational opportunity for student leaders to build school pride on the back of this success. To view the article go to: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-21/adelaide-robot-builders/8825882

University and Primary School is Ideal Partnership

Student leaders naturally want to make a difference. Instead of trying to think up a brand new idea, make a phone call to a nearby university and ask if your school can help with their research. Deakin university recently contacted a study, based on nutrition, and required a large number of primary school students to help out with some health eating. What a great idea for the student leaders to