Primary School

Briar Road Public School Students Lead Their Own Class

Briar Road Public School students have taken the chance to lead their own classmates in learning about traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practices. The teaching students used a variety of hunting weapons, traditional tools and animal skins in their demonstrations, all designed to show their classmates more about traditional culture as part of NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) week. Students from multiple grades had the chance

Singleton Heights Public School Students Dance Through NAIDOC Week

Singleton Heights Public School students have participated in NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) week by learning and performing a cultural dance and song for their entire school. Teacher Kate Ferguson-Smith shared that she was proud of the school for increasing its Indigenous awareness through NAIDOC week in the last few years. This year the students worked with the theme, “Voice, Treaty and Truth”. The day also included

Trevallyn Primary School Keeps Everybody Warm

Trevallyn Primary School Keeps Everybody Warm Trevallyn Primary School students have attended school dressed in their favourite winter apparel as part of a student council initiative. The event was run to fundraise for The Examiners Winter Relief Appeal. Student leader Addison Brumby explained, “We chose Winter Relief [Appeal] because there are a lot of people out there who don’t have food, or jumpers or a warm blanket.” The day saw

Mt St Patricks Students Write a Book in a Day

Mt St Patrick students are preparing to create a book, including illustrations, in a twelve-hour period. 45 students arranged in 7 teams will participate in the challenge on July 30. The event is part of a fundraiser with all donations going towards the Kids Cancer Project. All of the books that are created will be collected and given to children who are in hospital with cancer throughout Australia. If you

Chisholm Catholic College Can Competition

Chisholm Catholic College students have run a fundraiser collecting non-perishable food items. The four houses within the school competed to see who could collect the most cans of food by lining them up in a single row. The competition was part of an annual day that gives students a chance to demonstrate house pride as well as fundraise toward their cause. All the food and funds collected will be donated

Primary Student Leader Goes Plastic Fashion Designer

Primary student Harry Robinson has started a business creating and selling sunglasses made from recycled materials. The idea was born after Harry began asking questions because of his learning about recycling at school. Harry explained, “There’s so much plastic washed up and it’s sad. I feel happy we are using this trash and turning it into something good. My teacher has asked us to make a pink pair for her.”

Bendemeer Primary Gets Busy for Busy Farmers

Bendemeer Primary School’s 16 students have supported farmers by working with the Country Women’s Association and Centacare New England. Donations were collected through a sausage sizzle, decorating and planting of herb pots, the building of scarecrows and participation in a Q&A about country life. The purpose of the day was to learn about and support farming families in the student’s local community. More than $200 was donated to Rural Aid

Tanunda Primary School Sends Light Abroad

Students from Tanunda Primary School have run a successful Autumn Fair Fundraiser with more than a dozen student-led stalls. All funds raised will go to Australian charity organisation SolarBuddy. The students have raised the funds as part of their recent learning about solar energy and associated technologies. Through the funds raised, each student will now be able to assemble a “SolarBuddy light” and send it along with a letter to

Tewantin State School’s Tremendous Gift to Timor-Leste

Tewantin State School students have worked together to create care packages containing stationery and personal gifts for children in East Timor. Local businesses including the Tewantin Noosa Community Bank and Rotary Club of Noosa are sponsoring the project. Tewantin Principal Rob Jennings explained, “[It’s] part of the Tewantin State School culture now and our student leaders have been actively involved with the project and getting the care parcels together.” Bank

Students Change Community Bag Habits

The “Respect the Sea and be Plastic Free” initiative has involved 9 schools this year from the Sutherland Shire region. The event sees schools influence local community through the introduction of student-designed reusable bags. The event, first run in 2017 by Cronulla South Public School, has grown after students from multiple schools have been inspired to try and lower plastic usage in their local community. The initiative has been assisted