Primary School

Podcast Unpacks 'The People Pathway'

In this episode of the Student Leadership News podcast, we preview the theme for the next GRIP Student Leadership Conference season. In unpacking ‘The People Pathway’ concept, we unpack the session content and the main outcomes of the new program. Watch the video version of the podcast below: For more information about the GRIP Student Leadership Conference visit www.gripleadership.com and find out the date and location closest to you.

Taking Action in the War Against Waste

When considering their environmental impact, students at St Mary’s Catholic School in Manly are leading the way in thinking globally and acting locally. The school is participating in the challenge of ‘plastic-free July.’ In addition to the in month long challenge, they are using app’s and iPads to help bring about significant change. ‘Litterati’, an app used by the students, helps to track litter removal and the data shows that

Students Set to Be Inspired

John Coutis is a remarkable Australian who was born with a severe physical disability in which doctors gave him little chance of survival. John has not only defied medical opinion, he has thrived and is acknowledged as one of the world’s most inspirational speakers. Tens of thousands of students are about to hear John’s story, as he embarks on a national tour speaking in Australian schools. The tour will take

Top 10 Photos from the National Young Leaders Days

Whilst Halogen are in full swing preparing for the next round of the National Young Leaders Day (late 2018 – early 2019) we are taking a look back at the events from the beginning of 2018. It’s true, a picture can tell 1000 words… and here are the top 10 photos from NYLD (in no particular order). 1. The MC, Gemma Knight, dominating the silent disco at lunchtime. It’s pretty

Pyjama Day

The ‘Mini Vinnies’ team at Rosary Park Catholic School, Branxton, put on a PJ and Soup Day to show their support for those in need this winter. As a fundraiser for the St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal students came to school dressed in pyjamas, and could buy soup and cookies. The team of students came up with the idea, and helped organise much of the day. “Our Mini Vinnies

Valuable Boost After Bushfire

In March 2018 the south coast of NSW was significantly affected by a bushfire that ravaged the region. This included the small town of Tathra, whose recovery efforts received a boost this week. Tathra Public School was presented with $30,738.33 by SchoolAid Trust, who raised the funds through it’s network of schools and numerous private donors. “Tathra Public School Principal, Lisa Freedman, has been a tower of strength and leadership

7000 Penguins and 7000 Students

‘The Penguin Project’ is part of the Australian Antarctic Festival being held in Hobart from August 2 to 5. 150 students from Smithton Primary School (pictured) have painted 150 Adelie Penguin cut-outs for the festival. In total, 7000 penguin cut-outs will be painted by students across Tasmania. At studentleadership.news we love sharing great ideas that student leaders can get involved with. This idea is fantastic as it allows students to be

Students Lead the Way with 'Genius Hour'

We love to share great ideas for student leaders to introduce in their school. The word ‘genius’ is often used to describe those who have a high academic intelligence. The students at Topeka Collegiate School participate in an annual ‘Genius Hour’ to showcase all kinds of different passions and talents. This certainly creates a great culture of redefining what a ‘genius’ is. This year students showed off their photography skills, previewed

St Leonards Students Take the Lead on New Addition

Gaga is a fast paced, high energy sport played in an octagonal pit. Dubbed a kinder and gentler version of dodge ball, the game is played with a soft foam ball, and combines the skills of dodging, striking, running, and jumping, while trying to hit opponents with a ball below the knees, perfect for school yards. In 2016, Jorja and Joel from St Leonards Primary School attended the GRIP Student Leadership

Rolemodel Carries the Queen's Baton

John Coutis has recently completed a speaking tour as a keynote presenter at all 10 of the National Young Leaders Days, held annually in Australian capital cities for primary and secondary students. Over the series of events, John inspired over 20,000 students as he shared about life without the lower half of his body. Last week John inspired millions more people who watched worldwide, as he carried the Queen’s Baton