Primary School

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

Halogen Australia has recently announced the first list of speakers who will inspire students at the upcoming National Young Leaders Days (listed below). There are two noticeable features in the line-up. Firstly, there are numerous speakers who are travelling to speak at multiple events, giving students in all cities the unique opportunity to hear from high-profile interstate speakers. Secondly, there is a significant proportion of strong female role-models included among

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

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).