Primary School

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

Recycled Christmas Wonderland

Mackay Central State School’s energy-efficient Christmas display was a huge success as parents, students and community volunteers all came together to create a Christmas wonderland using recycled items. The artistic project aimed to honour the school’s multiculturalism as well as encourage waste management practices. Mrs Baynton  explained where the idea sparked from. “Our Filipino communities, back in their homeland, don’t have the money to be able to buy the Christmas

Libby's Koala and Wildlife Crusade

Since 2016, 13-year-old Libby has been passionately advocating and raising money for Australian koalas after learning they are due to be extinct in QLD and NSW by 2050! Her journey began after watching an episode of The Living Room where Dr Chris Brown spoke about the dwindling numbers of koalas. Libby has contributed to a number of great causes over the past two years such as the Adelaide Koala &

Hampers for Hornsby

Barker College Students have taken initiative and used resources from their College to help the local community. With involvement from prep students all the way to senior students, the whole school have come together to make hampers for those in need this Christmas. Partnering with two organisations, St Peters Anglican Church in Hornsby and Hornsby Connect the school was able to reach people who may be struggling this Christmas. “We’ll

Student Action on Climate Change

Students from Lismore, in central Victoria, are inspired to protest political inaction on climate change and the Adani coal mine. To have a positive influence, these students (pictured) have connected with a nation wide movement called ‘School Strike 4 Climate Change’. The campaign is gaining rapid momentum among Australian kids with students aged 5-18 organising ‘school walk out’ events in cities and towns across Australia. To find out more about