Secondary School

NSW Student Leaders to Inform Government on Drought

Students living in drought-affected areas will have the opportunity to take the lead in discussions about their personal experiences. The “UNICEF NSW Youth Drought Summit” invites 14-24 year olds to gather and share their ideas, which will ultimately result in a report submitted to the NSW Government to guide policymaking. The Summit comes after only 0.7% of the state was categorised as “recovering from” or “not affected” by drought in

St Kevin's College Students Teach Each Other During Holidays

St Kevin’s College year 12 students gathered over the holidays to help one another prepare more effectively for their final examinations. Different students in the cohort presented lectures to their peers on topics they were preparing for their exams. The year 12 students attended the day voluntarily despite it being their own time being given up while on holidays. One day included 80 students gathered for lectures from five of

Williamsville East Students Surprise Themselves for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Society

Three Williamsville East students have raised about $31,000 for the Leukaemia/Lymphoma Society. Avantika Sridhar, Brooke Horn and Ava Horn raised the funds by selling chocolate bars, burritos, wristbands and taking donations through spaghetti dinners and casual dress days. The three students were partly inspired to start their campaign, which they called “In It to End It”, by their classmate Jacob Ward who was last year diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The

St Andrew’s Anglican College Students Lead the Way in Innovation Awards

Students from St Andrew’s Anglican College have found success in the recent “Mayor’s Telstra Innovation Awards” on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Two teams from the school, one girl team and one boy team, were able to make it through to the final phase of the competition. The competition sees students come up with and pitch innovative ideas to an expert panel with the major award for the Top Team

Brain Tumour Battler Focussed on Others

Middleton Grange School student Izaac Wilson has organised an art auction to raise funds for World Vision’s 40 Hour Famine. The auction includes art by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden, a signed All-Blacks jersey and pieces from notable artists Craig Potton and Karen Smith. Izaac has been inspired to fundraise for this cause for a number of years consecutively after being diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age

Mt St Patricks Students Write a Book in a Day

Mt St Patrick students are preparing to create a book, including illustrations, in a twelve-hour period. 45 students arranged in 7 teams will participate in the challenge on July 30. The event is part of a fundraiser with all donations going towards the Kids Cancer Project. All of the books that are created will be collected and given to children who are in hospital with cancer throughout Australia. If you

Chisholm Catholic College Can Competition

Chisholm Catholic College students have run a fundraiser collecting non-perishable food items. The four houses within the school competed to see who could collect the most cans of food by lining them up in a single row. The competition was part of an annual day that gives students a chance to demonstrate house pride as well as fundraise toward their cause. All the food and funds collected will be donated

Parkland High School Freeze ’n’ Slide for a Cause

Parkland High School students have built an icy cold ‘slip-n-slide’ and challenged both teachers and student leaders to take it on. All of the fun was in an effort to raise funds for motor neurone disease (MND) research. Grade 9 student Faith Hursey explained, “We have a friend, Jorja, and her pop died from MND. So knowing someone that’s close to me have such a struggle with it makes you

Help Us Choose How to Put $10,000 to a Good Cause

At the recent Halogen Australia National Young Leaders Days, students heard the story of the Cotton On Foundation. The story encompasses how millions of dollars are raised through Cotton On group fashion stores, and needy schools and communities around the world benefit in numerous ways. During the breaks of the National Young Leaders Day, students were able to purchase items from the Cotton On Empower Station, including empower wrist bands,

Students Saving the Planet One Artwork at a Time

Students from St George Girls High School, Blakehurst and Sydney Technical High School have participated in the inaugural ‘Speak 4 the Planet’ competition. The event sees students present a piece in the form of speech, drama, art or video inspired by the tagline “if you can’t reuse it, refuse it.” Linked with the Georges River Council, the event empowers students to engage with relevant environmental, social and political issues in