Secondary School

5 Uni Courses That Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago

Disruptive technology, a changing climate and new industry trends means the world of work is constantly evolving. And that means universities must continue to adapt, developing new courses to allow graduates to take advantage of these changes. We asked our partner, Edith Cowan University, to shed some light on what’s changing. Here’s four new ECU courses that have been launched in the past decade. 1. Bachelor of Science (Sports Science

Students Embrace Autism Awareness Day

April 2nd was the twelfth annual World Autism Awareness Day. This day recognises and appreciates people living with autism. Parkville High School students went to great lengths to make the day a special event for all their peers to engage with. Activities included a wall of art done by students on the autism spectrum, biographies of these same students, and a selfie station for students to take pictures. When speaking about her

Full On With Fundraising

Students at St Peter’s College in Melbourne have been ‘full-on’ with fundraising for ‘Project Compassion’. In only a few short weeks students have organised a car wash, hot cross bun sales, slushy stall, ice cream stall, bake sale, nachos, zooper doopers, dessert stall and even an authentic Indian lunch. “I am very proud of our St Peter’s College students and staff who have been very creative with their fundraising” said Matthew

Pi Day and Pie Day

Students at St Columba Anglican School, in Port Macquarie, celebrated “pi and pie” in a special school event on March 14th. International Pi Day is a beloved event celebrated on the St Columba Anglican School calendar each year. Students from Kindergarten to Year 12 participated in the celebration of the unique number Pi (3.14 and so on…) which never repeats or terminates. Year 10 student Zali Everden was one of

Leaders Seek Guidance from Mentor teachers

Student leaders at Chisholm Catholic College are each paired with a mentor teacher to support them in their leadership role.  The school, based in Perth Western Australia, recently hosted a ‘leaders and mentors’ breakfast for the students and teachers to have their first mentoring conversations for 2019. Whilst the leaders have teachers who help them oversee various committees, their specific mentor teacher meets with the leader at least once each

Kimba Students Visit the Local Council

A dozen leaders from Kimba Area school in South Australia visited their local council this week as part of the preparation as school leaders. The students, ranging from grade three to twelve, sat in the gallery at this month’s council meeting. This simple strategy allowed the students to see how the council conducts their meetings, and also allowed the students gain ideas for serving the local community. Following this proactive

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

Halogen Australia has released the full line-up of speakers who will inspire students at the upcoming National Young Leaders Days (listed below). Every year the National Young Leaders Day provides primary and secondary students with a unique opportunity to hear prominent Australians share lessons from their own leadership journey. There are two noticeable features in the line-up. Firstly, there are numerous speakers who are travelling to speak at multiple events, giving

5 Lessons Student Leaders Can Learn From the 2019 Australians of the Year

Richard Harris and Craig Challen are the two cave divers who helped in the dramatic rescue of twelve boys and their football coach from a flooded cave in Thailand. They have been jointly named 2019 Australian of the Year. The men stayed in the underwater Tham Luang cave system for three days, swimming multiple kilometres in hazardous conditions. The story of the successful cave rescue is extremely unique, but we

A New Reality for Students with Special Needs

A Virtual Reality (VR) teaching tool developed by ECU computer science students could transform how some of society’s most vulnerable children are taught about personal safety and social interaction. It was developed by Bachelor of Computer Science students Jarryd Wimbridge, Marko Vasev and James McNeil. They have used VR to create a more engaging method of teaching the existing ‘circles’ concept which outlines appropriate interactions with family, friends and strangers.

Richmond Students Lay Out Their Priorities

Being a student leader is an exciting opportunity, but for most students time in a leadership role flies by extremely quickly. For this reason, it makes sense for a student leader to clearly articulate what they want to achieve, before the school year is even underway. Richmond High School is in the Hawkesbury region, just outside of Sydney. The 2019 school captains, Chevelle Matthews and Aaron Muscat have declared loud