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Nominate Your Student Leadership Team as Australia's Best

Around Australia there are teams of students who go to great lengths to contribute to their school and the wider community. Halogen Australia and their partners CPA Australia have an annual award to recognise leaders who take action! If your school has a group of students who have made great strides in using influence and creating impact as a team, now is the time to tell us about it! The

Students Benefit from Mentoring Program

Lots of high school leaders are keen to mentor younger students, and often they don’t know how to get a program off the ground. The article (linked below) shows the advantage of linking this kind of program across a primary school and a high school. Much can also be said for linking the program to academic learning, giving a concrete context for leadership to take place. For the full article

Civic Reception for Penrith Primary School Leaders

On the last Wednesday in May Penrith Mayor, John Thain convened the 2017 Civic Reception for Primary School Leaders. Much could be learned from gathering with council representatives, parents, teachers and of course other student leaders from different local schools. As pictured, students were also presented with certificates.

Student Leaders Share Their Vision

A good strategy for being sure you have a vision as a student leader. Say it on camera like these leaders did. Primary students in the Toowoomba region met with their local Mayor. Students were encouraged to share their personal idea on what they would do if they were the Prime Minister. These were filmed (watch via link below to Chronicle publication). This then led to the follow-up question “what

Mt Waverley Secondary College Leaders Awarded

Halogen welcomed a high profile panel of judges aboard to help judge the outstanding student leadership team of 2016. The panel, comprising of CPA Australia Chief Executive, Alex Malley, academic Dr Susan Carland, astrophysicist Dr Alan Duffy, NITV executive Tanya Orman and Thankyou co-founder Daniel Flynn used their own wide-ranging experiences and insight to select an eventual winner from the many fabulous submissions. In 2016, Halogen is thrilled to announce

$100,000 Grant for Newcastle STEM Outreach Program

The University of Newcastle’s innovative Science and Engineering Challenge has attracted a $100,000 grant from the NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer’s office to run events and give regional schools access to exciting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities. The Science and Engineering Challenge runs a range of STEM outreach events right around Australia. The largest of these is a national competition for year 9-10 students, with over 18,000 people taking part

Top Female Politicians Talk Female Firsts

Just three days out from the WA State Election three of WA’s most successful politicians will discuss WA female firsts as part of ECU’s International Women’s Day celebrations. They’ll join ECU Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve Chapman to discuss their experiences as successful leaders and how times have changed since the University’s namesake made history as Australia’s first female MP. The panel includes: The Hon. Professor Carmen Lawrence, Australia’s first female Premier.

Palmerston (NT) Schools Gather for Combined Success

On 7th August nearby primary schools gathered for a day of combined training. The 10 schools who participated selected 4 senior students to attend the program, focused on taking practical leadership action. Sessions included ‘Finding a Leadership Focus’, ‘Gaining Participation From Others’ and ‘Developing Pride’.

Inspirational Australian to Speak to 20,000 Young Leaders

Without the lower part of his body, John delivers an amazing story of overcoming adversity. This year Halogen celebrates 20 years of the National Young Leaders Day, and John has been one of the most talked about speakers since he last inspired students at this event. John has shared his story with over 6 million people around the world. To view a Channel 9 Inside Story feature on John go