Whilst many schools have focused (for good reason) on supporting livestock farmers, students at Rockhampton Girls Grammar quickly rallied to support Australia’s strawberry farmers. Their ‘sweet solution’ was for students to line up at morning tea and enjoy some fresh strawberries and ice cream. “Now that all the shops have stopped selling them, the farmers have to throw out all their strawberries and that’s not fair,” said student Maya Elkhishin.
Whilst people far and wide engaged with the important message behind RUOK Day, staff and students at Peter Carnley Anglican Community School took it to a whole new level. The school, located in Wellard Western Australia, created a huge variety of ways for their community to engage in RUOK Day. Activities on offer included workshops, challenges, games, mindfulness tasks and exercises. The message that flowed through the entire day was ‘reminder to
The National Young Leaders Day features Australia’s most inspirational voices and role models. Halogen Australia has announced that Tim Diamond, the General Manager of the Cotton On Foundation, will be speaking at every upcoming event around Australia. When you walk past a Cotton On store you may not realise that there’s a selection of products on the shelves that are generating millions of dollars for international development projects each year.
St Patrick’s College in Launceston, Tasmania has just completed its annual fundraising event, ‘Lap it Up!’ for the 11th year in a row. The student-led initiative is set out as a 24hr Triathlon, year 12 students participate by swimming, cycling and running. Student executive, along with key supporting staff, are responsible for keeping the event running. Students take on responsibilities and work hard promoting the event, seeking donations from local
Glenwood High School have made a stand against child sexual assault through a moving video created by talented students. Students recognised the enormity of the issue ‘with 1 in 5 children sexually harmed in some way before their 18th Birthday’ and decided to break the silence of horrible crime using their creativity. 30 Students worked together to produce the video aiming to increase awareness of child sexual assault after being
‘Reading Hour’ encourages all Australians to pick up a book and read for one hour on Thursday 20th September 2018. At the bottom of this article you will see how to claim a free book, so that you can be part of it too. “Most vital human functions are accompanied by pleasure, and reading is no exception. I’m proud and delighted to be an Australian Reading Hour Ambassador for 2018,
The student leaders at St Mary’s Anglican Girls School in Perth organised a successful week of activities to engage students in Mental Health Week. Held from September 3rd-7th, the activities were led by the the Wellbeing Ambassadors, Lily and Talea. Monday featured a silent disco and a ‘smile’ photo booth. Tuesday featured a flash mob meditation and well as a ‘treat yourself wheel’ where students could spin a wheel to
Students and staff across Sacred Heart College Sorrento, have gathered together to fundraise for Daffodil Day. A cause close to home for so many members of Sacred Heart’s Community. “Cancer touches all people and in a College with 1400 students, 190 staff and the wider College community, it’s constantly brought to our attention that one in eight members of our community will be affected in some way.“ Rossana (teacher) said.
Come the end of VCE exams, fourteen year twelve students from St Peter’s College Cranbourne are setting off on a trip to the Solomon Islands. The trip will see students lending a helping hand to their sister school, Bishop Epalle Catholic School. This is the 7th year of the relationship between schools which St Peter’s principal Chris Black describes has continually grown from “strength to strength”. The community around Honiara has
Nelson College for Girls now have beehives on their own school grounds thanks to some passionate students who are part of the Enviro Action Group. This all began when members of the group started to create beeswax wraps on their weekends and decided to sell them during the week to students. Popular demand saw $200 in profits, allowing them the opportunity to rent their own beehive from ‘Backyard Bee’s’. Students