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Students Awarded for Leadership by Governor General

Patron of the SchoolAid Trust Sir Peter Cosgrove, and Lady Cosgrove, welcomed the 2018 SchoolAid Award winners at Admiralty House in Sydney. Sir Peter shared words about the importance and relevance of what SchoolAid does to help young people feel connected and hopeful in this fast changing world. Presented to Sir Peter and Lady Cosgrove on this occasion were outstanding young philanthropists: Jasmine Cochrane, Maverick Garaicoa, Giselle Parras, Winter Vincent,

Making It Fun to Learn About the Important Things in Life

Student Leaders are always looking for ways to create fun experiences at school. Leaders also have a responsibility to achieve worthwhile objectives. These two objectives don’t have to seem like they are opposing goals. For decades ‘Life Education’ has been running a number of programs that students find enjoyable, whilst teaching them about some of life’s more serious things such as decision making, health, safety, and well being. Pictured in

Students Collaborating Across the World

At studentleadership.news we love sharing ideas of students turning their ideas into action. The best thing about this idea is that students all over the world can be a part of it. 10-year-old Digger Watts joined forces with the founders of reverse incubator Scrappi to create this platform to get kids excited about writing stories! The idea is simple… start writing a story and allow others from around the world

Claim Free Sports Gear for Your School

Do you like the idea of ‘fundraising’ for your school without actually having to ask anyone for money? If so, the ‘Sports for Schools’ program is for you. Run by Coles, this program involves collecting Coles supermarket receipts from your school community members and claiming a range of sports equipment. The more receipts you collect, the more equipment you will get in exchange. For full details and to register your

Students Focusing On Healthy Food

Winterfold Primary School is leading the way in healthy habits, transforming their canteen with nutritious food. Canteen manager, Pip Slaughter, said that students played a huge role in shaping the food on offer. “Twice a year we have a competition where the students come up with their own recipe ideas which they then vote on, and the winning meal is put on the canteen menu for two terms.” In addition

Are These The Youngest Student Leaders Ever?

Official student leadership opportunities are generally first available to school students around age 11. However, at Holy Spirit Infants School, Abermain, students are awarded the opportunity to lead at a much younger age. At this school, students as young as year two students are offered the opportunity to become school leaders. Charlene Reid, the school Principal, is pleased that the opportunities have been embraced by students of all ages. “At other schools, children

Riding for a Reason

We love sharing great ideas, and this idea can be as big or little as you like! Student leaders often try and create their own fundraising and event ideas from scratch. A simpler approach may be to get a student team involved in community events where the organising is done by the professionals. Recently, Peninsula Grammar students (from Victoria, Australia) participated in the Great Victorian Bike Ride. The  first stage

Learning Outside the Classroom

The physical benefits of sport and recreational activities, such as reduced risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, are widely known. However, research is increasingly highlighting benefits that point towards helping with leadership development. The NSW Office of Sport has identified that that physical activity can help leaders with personal growth, social integration, and the ability to connect and engage effectively with peers. A study conducted in Australia found that

Prominent Children's Authors to Speak at National Young Leaders Days

Children readily look up to sports stars, music stars, and TV personalities. Similarly, they will also acknowledge the leadership role of politicians and the public service. To add to this, Halogen Australia has recently announced a new partnership with the highly regarded publisher, Scholastic, to feature some of Australia’s most prominent children’s authors as speakers at the upcoming National Young Leaders Days for primary school students. This announcement aligns with

University and Primary School Pen Pals

Big Buddies from Deakin University exchanged almost 400 handwritten letters of encouragement with St Francis Xavier Primary School this year as part of the Literacy Buddies program. Literacy Buddies was coordinated by the Deakin Engagement and Access Program (DEAP) in collaboration with the Ardoch Youth Foundation, and has seen 31 volunteer Deakin staff working with 31 Little Buddies from St Francis Xavier PS’s grade 6 cohort in Corio, Geelong. “The