Secondary School

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

Giving Back Record Broken

Kids Giving Back is Australia’s leading not for profit organisation for student volunteering, offering school-aged students a diverse range of community experiences. Last week a record was broken. The Urban Challenge and St Mary MacKillop College Canberra have broken all previous Kids Giving Back records in terms of number of meals made in a week. When stating their thanks, the Kids Giving Back organisers said “the tenacity, empathy and respect shown by the

Naidoc Night 2018

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Prior to the school holidays, Taree High School celebrated NAIDOC week with various activities including a special assembly, NAIDOC awards, and an annual ‘NAIDOC Night’ concert. Now in it’s third year, the concert features local Aboriginal performers including traditional dancers, story telling, solo and duo performances, and

Student Leaders Walk the Halls of Parliament

The Secondary Student Leadership Program, hosted by the NSW Parliamentary Education Branch, recently gathered student representatives at Government House. Year 12 student leaders from all NSW secondary schools are invited to attend the leadership day which involves a tour and meeting parliamentarians. Among the many student leaders who attended were school captains Charlotte Russell and Lachlan Jones, of Armidale High School pictured with MP Adam Marshall on the steps of Parliament House. Read a full article

Leadership Opportunity on the World Stage

How do you like the sound of getting onto the ‘world stage’ and going to the International Youth Leadership Conference in Europe? Crimson Education has created a unique opportunity, which makes this possible for secondary students in Australia and New Zealand. Be inspired by global experts and visit renowned international organisations in Prague, Geneva, London, Cambridge and Oxford. As well as participate in the International Youth Leadership Conference the tour

Students Take the Lead with Study Evening

Student Leadership is not simply performing the duties you have been given, it is being creative and commencing valuable initiatives in your school community as well. We interviewed Duncan Tolmie (pictured), Academic Captain of Westlake Boys’ High School, who is is a great example of this. Duncan leads an Academic Council of 21 students who were amongst 100 students that nominated themselves and completed a rigorous application process in order

Going Green

Dapto High School has recently established a ‘green group’ of student leaders. The group focuses on environmental issues, and has been involved in a recently opened Solar Power Data Centre. School Principal Andrew Fitzsimons said “We will push towards introducing other measures which will help the environment.” Ethan Graham, a member of the student green team agreed with his principal and said “The transition to solar is a good start but

Student Leaders Gather in Whyalla

On Friday 1st June, one hundred student leaders attended the GRIP Student Leadership Conference, an event organised in partnership between GRIP Leadership and the University of South Australia. The ten secondary schools who participated included those located in Whyalla, as well as schools who travelled from as far as Streaky Bay, Port Lincoln and Orroroo. The interactive conference sessions covered a range of practical topics, all focused on the theme

Student Entrepreneurship and Engagement Event

When we think of ‘leadership’ in school, too often students are caught waiting for leadership positions to be given to them. On April 23rd, Crimson Education held a seminar on Innovative Leadership and Extra-curriculars in Melbourne and challenged students to create their own leadership roles. This is referred to as ‘Leadership Entrepreneurship.’ Whether this be starting a club at school, leading a community project or creating a competition. What leadership

Once in a Lifetime Leadership Masterclass

The student leaders at Moriah College, Sydney, were recently awarded the leadership experience of a lifetime when they undertook a closed door Leadership Masterclass with CPA Australia, one of the world’s largest accounting bodies. The masterclass was part of a prize awarded to Moriah College, whose student leadership team won the 2017 ATLAS Award (Australia’s Team Leadership Award for Students) which is a partnership between CPA and Halogen Australia. CPA