Primary School

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

Students Awarded for Leadership by Governor General

Patron of the SchoolAid Trust Sir Peter Cosgrove, and Lady Cosgrove, welcomed the 2018 SchoolAid Award winners at Admiralty House in Sydney. Sir Peter shared words about the importance and relevance of what SchoolAid does to help young people feel connected and hopeful in this fast changing world. Presented to Sir Peter and Lady Cosgrove on this occasion were outstanding young philanthropists: Jasmine Cochrane, Maverick Garaicoa, Giselle Parras, Winter Vincent,

Making It Fun to Learn About the Important Things in Life

Student Leaders are always looking for ways to create fun experiences at school. Leaders also have a responsibility to achieve worthwhile objectives. These two objectives don’t have to seem like they are opposing goals. For decades ‘Life Education’ has been running a number of programs that students find enjoyable, whilst teaching them about some of life’s more serious things such as decision making, health, safety, and well being. Pictured in

Students Collaborating Across the World

At studentleadership.news we love sharing ideas of students turning their ideas into action. The best thing about this idea is that students all over the world can be a part of it. 10-year-old Digger Watts joined forces with the founders of reverse incubator Scrappi to create this platform to get kids excited about writing stories! The idea is simple… start writing a story and allow others from around the world

Claim Free Sports Gear for Your School

Do you like the idea of ‘fundraising’ for your school without actually having to ask anyone for money? If so, the ‘Sports for Schools’ program is for you. Run by Coles, this program involves collecting Coles supermarket receipts from your school community members and claiming a range of sports equipment. The more receipts you collect, the more equipment you will get in exchange. For full details and to register your

Students Focusing On Healthy Food

Winterfold Primary School is leading the way in healthy habits, transforming their canteen with nutritious food. Canteen manager, Pip Slaughter, said that students played a huge role in shaping the food on offer. “Twice a year we have a competition where the students come up with their own recipe ideas which they then vote on, and the winning meal is put on the canteen menu for two terms.” In addition

Are These The Youngest Student Leaders Ever?

Official student leadership opportunities are generally first available to school students around age 11. However, at Holy Spirit Infants School, Abermain, students are awarded the opportunity to lead at a much younger age. At this school, students as young as year two students are offered the opportunity to become school leaders. Charlene Reid, the school Principal, is pleased that the opportunities have been embraced by students of all ages. “At other schools, children

Learning Outside the Classroom

The physical benefits of sport and recreational activities, such as reduced risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, are widely known. However, research is increasingly highlighting benefits that point towards helping with leadership development. The NSW Office of Sport has identified that that physical activity can help leaders with personal growth, social integration, and the ability to connect and engage effectively with peers. A study conducted in Australia found that