Primary School

5 Ideas for Using Fidget Spinners for the Better

Sure, they can be a nuisance! If your school has ruled them out then fair enough. If not, we have come up with 5 ideas that student leaders can implement to capitalise on the current enthusiasm surrounding fidget spinners. 1. Learn About Autism Much has been said about the benefit that a fidget spinner can have for a student with autism. Why is this? Instead of us writing the answer

University and Primary School is Ideal Partnership

Student leaders naturally want to make a difference. Instead of trying to think up a brand new idea, make a phone call to a nearby university and ask if your school can help with their research. Deakin university recently contacted a study, based on nutrition, and required a large number of primary school students to help out with some health eating. What a great idea for the student leaders to

Students Benefit from Mentoring Program

Lots of high school leaders are keen to mentor younger students, and often they don’t know how to get a program off the ground. The article (linked below) shows the advantage of linking this kind of program across a primary school and a high school. Much can also be said for linking the program to academic learning, giving a concrete context for leadership to take place. For the full article

Civic Reception for Penrith Primary School Leaders

On the last Wednesday in May Penrith Mayor, John Thain convened the 2017 Civic Reception for Primary School Leaders. Much could be learned from gathering with council representatives, parents, teachers and of course other student leaders from different local schools. As pictured, students were also presented with certificates.

Student Leaders Share Their Vision

A good strategy for being sure you have a vision as a student leader. Say it on camera like these leaders did. Primary students in the Toowoomba region met with their local Mayor. Students were encouraged to share their personal idea on what they would do if they were the Prime Minister. These were filmed (watch via link below to Chronicle publication). This then led to the follow-up question “what

Palmerston (NT) Schools Gather for Combined Success

On 7th August nearby primary schools gathered for a day of combined training. The 10 schools who participated selected 4 senior students to attend the program, focused on taking practical leadership action. Sessions included ‘Finding a Leadership Focus’, ‘Gaining Participation From Others’ and ‘Developing Pride’.

Inspirational Australian to Speak to 20,000 Young Leaders

Without the lower part of his body, John delivers an amazing story of overcoming adversity. This year Halogen celebrates 20 years of the National Young Leaders Day, and John has been one of the most talked about speakers since he last inspired students at this event. John has shared his story with over 6 million people around the world. To view a Channel 9 Inside Story feature on John go