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Chisholm Catholic College Student’s "Potty Poster" Initiative

Art Committee students from Chisholm Catholic College have started the “Potty Poster” initiative at their school in a bid to encourage their peers. The idea has seen a range of brightly coloured posters hung on the back of toilet stall doors on campus. The posters include “inspiring, positive and thought-provoking messages” portrayed in original artwork designs which are framed and hung. All posters and designs were created by students from

St Patrick's College Creates Fisherman Sculpture With Meaning

Students from St Patrick’s College in Townsville have created a sculpture to represent overfishing as part of the “Strand Ephemera” sculpture exhibition. The sculpture named, “Plenty More”, includes a life-sized, hand-woven fisherman holding a net with over 100 porcelain fishes, turtles and stingrays. The work is described as representing, ”the need for indigenous communities to gain control over their rightful traditions.” Strand Ephemera 2019 is on now and concludes on

Peninsula Grammar Invites Melbourne Mobile Farm to Help With Exams

Peninsula Grammar student leaders have organised the ‘Melbourne Mobile Farm’ to visit their school in the lead up to exams. A variety of animals were available for the students to cuddle, feed and pat in a bid to relieve stress and provide a break from schoolwork. The initiative was started last year by the Student Wellbeing Committee, with Director of Positive Education Therese Joyce describing it as highly successful. “It

NSW Student Leaders to Inform Government on Drought

Students living in drought-affected areas will have the opportunity to take the lead in discussions about their personal experiences. The “UNICEF NSW Youth Drought Summit” invites 14-24 year olds to gather and share their ideas, which will ultimately result in a report submitted to the NSW Government to guide policymaking. The Summit comes after only 0.7% of the state was categorised as “recovering from” or “not affected” by drought in

St Kevin's College Students Teach Each Other During Holidays

St Kevin’s College year 12 students gathered over the holidays to help one another prepare more effectively for their final examinations. Different students in the cohort presented lectures to their peers on topics they were preparing for their exams. The year 12 students attended the day voluntarily despite it being their own time being given up while on holidays. One day included 80 students gathered for lectures from five of

Williamsville East Students Surprise Themselves for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Society

Three Williamsville East students have raised about $31,000 for the Leukaemia/Lymphoma Society. Avantika Sridhar, Brooke Horn and Ava Horn raised the funds by selling chocolate bars, burritos, wristbands and taking donations through spaghetti dinners and casual dress days. The three students were partly inspired to start their campaign, which they called “In It to End It”, by their classmate Jacob Ward who was last year diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The

Gowrie Street Primary School Creates Art Exhibition

Over 250 Gowrie Street Primary School students are creating artworks as part of their “Dream Big” Exhibition. The event is taking place as an opportunity for students to share what they are passionate about in the form of an artwork. Each student is encouraged to choose something of their own to create, resulting in a range from Samoan tribal art to mythical creatures. The Shepparton Art Museum will choose from

St Andrew’s Anglican College Students Lead the Way in Innovation Awards

Students from St Andrew’s Anglican College have found success in the recent “Mayor’s Telstra Innovation Awards” on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Two teams from the school, one girl team and one boy team, were able to make it through to the final phase of the competition. The competition sees students come up with and pitch innovative ideas to an expert panel with the major award for the Top Team

Briar Road Public School Students Lead Their Own Class

Briar Road Public School students have taken the chance to lead their own classmates in learning about traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practices. The teaching students used a variety of hunting weapons, traditional tools and animal skins in their demonstrations, all designed to show their classmates more about traditional culture as part of NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) week. Students from multiple grades had the chance

Singleton Heights Public School Students Dance Through NAIDOC Week

Singleton Heights Public School students have participated in NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) week by learning and performing a cultural dance and song for their entire school. Teacher Kate Ferguson-Smith shared that she was proud of the school for increasing its Indigenous awareness through NAIDOC week in the last few years. This year the students worked with the theme, “Voice, Treaty and Truth”. The day also included