Primary School

Easter Event Encourages Creativity

Students at Laurieton Public School used their creativity to celebrate Easter, with a special ‘Hat Parade held on Friday April 12. The event involved a parade, with lots of music and excitement, as well as an awards assembly to recognise the most impressive hats. Students each made their own hat, many of them working on them for weeks. Hats involved bunnies, chocolates, messages, and lots of colour. It certainly was a ‘bright’

Pink Stumps Day at Dubbo South

Dubbo South Public School held a special game of cricket between teachers and students, which kicked off ‘Pink Stumps Day’. This day was a fundraiser for the McGrath Foundation, which funds breast care nurses throughout Australia. Students wore pink for the day, and made a gold coin donation. Sports coordinator, Tim Long, said there are a lot of young keen cricketers at Dubbo South Public School who watch the pink

Sophia Sends Support to Christchurch

12 year old Sophia is inviting other students from Australia to join here in sending messages of sympathy and support which she will send to the people of Christchurch. “I have decided to start this campaign called ‘Rainbows for Christchurch’ because the rainbow symbolises freedom, light and sunshine after the storm” Sophia said. “What I’d really like to do is make up a book of messages from Australian students to

Pi Day and Pie Day

Students at St Columba Anglican School, in Port Macquarie, celebrated “pi and pie” in a special school event on March 14th. International Pi Day is a beloved event celebrated on the St Columba Anglican School calendar each year. Students from Kindergarten to Year 12 participated in the celebration of the unique number Pi (3.14 and so on…) which never repeats or terminates. Year 10 student Zali Everden was one of

Kimba Students Visit the Local Council

A dozen leaders from Kimba Area school in South Australia visited their local council this week as part of the preparation as school leaders. The students, ranging from grade three to twelve, sat in the gallery at this month’s council meeting. This simple strategy allowed the students to see how the council conducts their meetings, and also allowed the students gain ideas for serving the local community. Following this proactive

Student Leaders Gather to Start 2019

The ‘GRIP Student Leadership Conference’ is an annual event in more than 70 cities across Australia and New Zealand. The 2019 conferences have just begun, with the first event of the year being held in the town of Kingaroy in Queensland’s South Burnett region. Over 200 primary students gathered from over 20 schools, and participated in the 2019 program, which focused on a theme called “The People Pathway”. “Leadership is

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

Halogen Australia has released the full line-up of speakers who will inspire students at the upcoming National Young Leaders Days (listed below). Every year the National Young Leaders Day provides primary and secondary students with a unique opportunity to hear prominent Australians share lessons from their own leadership journey. There are two noticeable features in the line-up. Firstly, there are numerous speakers who are travelling to speak at multiple events, giving

5 Lessons Student Leaders Can Learn From the 2019 Australians of the Year

Richard Harris and Craig Challen are the two cave divers who helped in the dramatic rescue of twelve boys and their football coach from a flooded cave in Thailand. They have been jointly named 2019 Australian of the Year. The men stayed in the underwater Tham Luang cave system for three days, swimming multiple kilometres in hazardous conditions. The story of the successful cave rescue is extremely unique, but we

Lincoln Looks to Build a School

In October 2018, Lincoln Spalding, a prep student at Mueller College in Queensland, launched a website called ‘Galaxy Cat’. It was created to help raise money for a group from his school going on a trip to Cambodia to help build a house for a family In need. A design of a cat floating in outer space was created and various merchandise products featuring the design could be purchased on

Mural Makes a Difference

Bella Simmons is a Yr 11 student at Northside Christian College, and a very talented artist. Bella recently shared her creativity by helping a local primary school. Bella painted a mural on one of the bare walls in the school playground, as pictured. The mural is a whopping 2.4m x 3m and highlights the message “we care”. The project was completed with within a week, with Bella’s hard work being complemented