Primary School

Remembrance Day with a Difference

November 11th is marked by many poeple, being the anniversary of the end of World War I. In the town of Albany, Western Australia, it holds extra significance because the city was the point of departure for the first Anzac fleet in 1914. This year, rather than having the annual ceremonies in school halls, students from across the region have taken this year’s commemoration to anothetr level. Over 2,000 children

Get Creative with Christmas Cards

Primary school student leaders, get creative and make your own Christmas cards! To make it easy, follow this info and make cards based on well known book, Macca the Alpaca. In the lead up to Christmas, author Matt Cosgrove has made some activities which are free for anyone to download. First up is the Christmas card template. Print it out, colour it in, fold it up and there you go

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

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

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

Nude Food Monday

Smithtown Public School’s passion for growing healthy food and living life with energy and happiness has caught the attention of familes, friends and the local community. From planting, caring for, eating and celebrating healthy food Smithtown’s school garden program has had a successful response form students, teachers and parents. Nude Food Mondays is one of Smithtown’s newest initiatives, which has gained much support by families from the school. This initiative

Students Show Support for Strawberries

Whilst many schools have focused (for good reason) on supporting livestock farmers, students at Rockhampton Girls Grammar quickly rallied to support Australia’s strawberry farmers. Their ‘sweet solution’ was for students to line up at morning tea and enjoy some fresh strawberries and ice cream. “Now that all the shops have stopped selling them, the farmers have to throw out all their strawberries and that’s not fair,” said student Maya Elkhishin.

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