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The National Young Leaders Day Kicks Off

Last week was was the commencement of the National Young Leaders Day, hosted by Halogen Australia. The first event was held at the International Convention Centre in Sydney, with events to also be held in Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, for both primary and secondary students. The NYLD is a unique opportunity for students to hear first-hand from a number of inspirational Australians. The event in Sydney featured swimming superstar

Scott Steps Up

Scott Guerini takes lots of steps… and all for charity. Scott lives in Perth, Western Australia, and has become an influential fundraiser for Telethon. The well-known charity uses funds to support project and services linked to the Perth Children’s Hospital. When Scott was 4 years old he told his family he wanted to walk 25km to help sick kids. His family told him he wouldn’t be able to make it,

'Monster Mash Dash' for Halloween

This year Parker School hosted their 19th annual ‘Monster Mash Dash’. The event is a fun run, themed around Halloween. In addition to the running component,  costume award categories include the funniest, cutest, best monster, best sports, most creative and best due/group costume. The school uses the event to raise much needed funds for their sports program. Read the full original article here.

Hope and Help for Farmers

Students at Grace Lutheran Primary School recently created a ‘Hope and Help for Farmers’ campaign. Students from the school, located in the Brisbane suburb of Clontarf, knew that many families in the outback were suffering hardship and wanted to help. Students in the Student Representative Council promoted the campaign in their classes, with each class distributing letters to fill with gold coins for this project. Together, the students raised $310 for

Student 'Foam Fight' at St Andrew's

As it draws towards the end of the year many students are looking for ways to celebrate and wind-down. Students at St Andrew’s, in Rueters, put down their books for an afternoon to participate in a ‘foam fight’, as pictured. The event took place on the college lawn, and involved hundreds of cans of shaving cream. This year students also wore costumes for the event, ranging from superheroes to bananas.

Lincoln Aims to Raise $1000

Lincoln Spalding, a prep student at Mueller College in Queensland, has proved that there is no such thing as ‘too young’ to start making a difference as a leader. Lincoln has been positively impacted by his school chaplain Mr K, and heard that Mr K and a group of school students are going on a trip to Cambodia to help build a house for a needy family. After hearing about

School Announces First Ever Female Student Leaders

With a strong tradition in boys education Guildford Grammar School, in Perth Western Australia, has recently transitioned into a co-educational school. This means that for the first time in its 122 year history the school will introduce female students onto the student leadership team in 2019. There will be 7 girls on the team of 18 students which demonstrates exciting progress. 2018 was the first year that the school had

Teachers Dunked into Freezing Water

Stawell Primary Students have jumped on board holding their own ‘Big Freeze’ event to help raise money and awareness for organisation FightMND (Fight Motor Neurone Disease). The ‘Daniher’s Drive’ event happening in the regional community, was a catalyst for the school to practically get involved as well. The school hosted a blue themed casual dress day and at lunchtime, staff members faced an ice cold dunk tank where students had

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

Halogen Australia has recently announced the first list of speakers who will inspire students at the upcoming National Young Leaders Days (listed below). There are two noticeable features in the line-up. Firstly, there are numerous speakers who are travelling to speak at multiple events, giving students in all cities the unique opportunity to hear from high-profile interstate speakers. Secondly, there is a significant proportion of strong female role-models included among

New Leaders for a New School

Adelaide Botanic High School will open in 2019, providing a unique opportunity for a group of students to be the inaugural school leaders. The school has launched ‘SYNERGY’, their student leadership program, as one of their highest priorities. The program consists of three strands; Endeavour, Advocacy and Unite. Students joining the team will undergo a series of workshops that help build the team dynamic as well as develop personal leadership