Primary School

Students Invent a Festival of Science

Students at Ocean Road Primary School, south of Perth Western Australia, held their very own science festival on 14th September. Senior students worked in pairs or small groups to research, plan and conduct a scientific investigation of their choice. Students were all required to present a poster including what their investigation was, their hypothesis and an explanation of the science at work behind their investigation. The students from kindergarten to

Tim Diamond- Taking Centre Stage at the National Young Leaders Day

The National Young Leaders Day features Australia’s most inspirational voices and role models. Halogen Australia has announced that Tim Diamond, the General Manager of the Cotton On Foundation, will be speaking at every upcoming event around Australia. When you walk past a Cotton On store you may not realise that there’s a selection of products on the shelves that are generating millions of dollars for international development projects each year.

Get Your Free Book for 'Reading Hour'

‘Reading Hour’ encourages all Australians to pick up a book and read for one hour on Thursday 20th September 2018. At the bottom of this article you will see how to claim a free book, so that you can be part of it too. “Most vital human functions are accompanied by pleasure, and reading is no exception. I’m proud and delighted to be an Australian Reading Hour Ambassador for 2018,

Students Attempt World Record

Students, staff and even parents from Buddina State School have come together in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record. In the theme set by the famous children’s author, Dr Seuss, the school is attempting to break the world record for the largest gathering of people dressed up as Dr Seuss characters. A Western Australia school currently holds the record at 890 people but Deputy Principal, Anthony Swan, believes

Student Rain Dance Video Goes Viral

Dubbo Pubic School held a ‘dress like a farmer’ fundraising day, and performed a ‘rain dance’ as part of the event. The video of the rain dance has received several thousand views from around Australia and overseas. Money was raised  to support Rural Aid, which was collected from donations on the day, as well as from a silent auction of paintings by the kindergarten students. To view the original article

The Waste Warriors Make a Difference

Students and staff across Suncoast Christian College are taking a stand in the war against waste. Determined to make a change, the school has implemented many new strategies to reduce their environmental impact. The school discovered they produced enough landfill in a year to cover their oval up to the depth of their knees. The school has installed three bin waste streaming systems throughout the campus, allowing students to delegate

Line Dancing at Lunchtime

Junior and senior students at Prince of Peace Lutheran College, in Everton Hills Queensland, combined for a ‘Fiver for a Farmer’ fundraiser on Friday 17th August. A highlight of the day was a joint campus ‘Heel and Toe Polka’ on the oval. During this part of the day, 400 students joined together to do the Heel and Toe Polka, as well as the Achy Breaky Heart line dance (as pictured).

Cooper's Caring Collection

Cooper Lines is a reception student at Port Noarlunga Primary School. In South Australia, this means that he hasn’t even started year one yet. After hearing about the Australian drought on the news, and the plight of the farmers, Cooper wanted to make a difference. He wrote to the Principal asking if he could put a pot in every classroom so students could donate money. With the help of the

A Special Sheep for the Farmers

Alkimos Primary School, in the northern suburbs of Perth, encouraged students to bring in coins as part of a special fundraiser to help farming communities. Students used the coins to trace out a large sheep and a small lamb, and used remaining coins to write out the school name. After the design was complete (as pictured), the coins were counted and over $800 was contributed to  “Hay & Hampers for Hope”

Students Launch School News Program

Year 5 and 6 students at Guildford Grammar School in Western Australia have formed a ‘News Team’ consisting of 6 reporters and 5 crew. ‘G News,’ is a fortnightly news bulletin produced, edited and anchored by students, for students. The show reports on any news or events happening within the school community. With a green screen provided; it is then completely up to the students to pitch a story, do