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National Young Leaders Day Starts Strong

Halogen Australia commenced a new series of the annual ‘National Young Leaders Day’ today. The first event in the series was the day for secondary school students in Sydney, and it was held in the new International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour. Students had the opportunity to hear from well known leaders, with additional time for asking questions and participating in leadership discussion. Speakers included The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP,

Student Leaders Stepping Up to Hire the Principal

In Victoria, Australia, upcoming changes will see every school in the state include students joining adults on the school council, not only a separate student council. This will mean that students will have an even greater leadership responsibility in the school, involved in budgets, policies, and in some staff matters. Some schools have already chosen to include students in this function. Victorian Education Minister James Merlino said “We want our

Leadership on the Leeuwin

Operating from Western Australia, sailing on the Leeuwin is one of the unique leadership development opportunities on planet earth. Over the years, countless people have been part of the structured sailing voyages of various lengths, including thousands of young Australians. The Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation has created a unique event to allow education representatives to preview the Leeuwin programs up close. 2018 will bring several exciting new programs to the

Students Take the Lead  with 'Reading Buddy'

At we are always on the lookout to share examples of students leading in practical ways. We recently heard about the ‘Reading Buddy’ at St Augustine’s College in Sydney. The successful program involves senior students reading to Years 5 and 6 students on a one-on-one basis. The Seniors are well-equipped to impart reading tips following the completion of a Reading Immersion Program with the Learning Support and Enrichment Coordinator. The

Student Voice Expert to Speak in Australia

On 10th October 2017 Mount Waverley Secondary College is hosting an open event with globally recognised student voice expert Dr Russell Quaglia. Based in Florida, USA, Russell is visiting Australia as a keynote speaker at the National ACEL conference in Sydney. Those in Melbourne have the opportunity to hear Russell at the special event at Mount Waverley. In addition to Dr. Quaglia’s Keynote presentation, students from Mount Waverley Secondary College will speak

RUOK Day... Things You Shouldn't Forget

Thursday 14th September is ROUK Day in Australia. In a world that can be difficult at times, this day is quite simply a designated day to ask peers whether they are ok. It’s become common for many student leadership groups to host school events for RUOK Day, some of which we have highlighted on this website. Everything from wearing yellow shirts, cupcakes, concerts, posters… the list goes on. There are

Who Are the 15 Australian Leaders Hand-Picked to Speak to Students?

Halogen Australia have recently announced a list of 15 high profile Australians who will speak to students attending the upcoming National Young Leaders Day. Below you will see the list of Australians who will feature in different Australian cities. Halogen have assembled a very diverse group of speakers. The line-up includes leaders from sport, science, the arts, politics, community service, media, advocacy and business. It includes Indigenous Australians and migrant

Students Unite for Mental Health

Pictured: Event MC David Castelanelli Over 450 students from 60 Perth schools gathered today at ‘In Your Head 2017’, a youth mental health forum for young people. The event was organised by WA-based not-for-profit organisation, zero2hero. The zero2hero team envisions a world where mental illness is dealt with openly and treated as a normal part of everyday life. The students who gathered at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre heard numerous keynote presenters, including

Students Launch 'Gratitude' Project

We love sharing great ideas on This week we head about the ’30 Days of Gratitude’ project created by the Student Representative Council of Coomera Anglican College. Their mission is to spread happiness through gratitude amongst their school community, with students, teachers and parents posting images of things they are grateful for on tye school social media platforms. Examples include nature, pets, family, friends and the final day of

RUOK To New Heights

Students at Woodleigh School have gone to new heights to get perspective on the important message of RU OK Day. The students created a video filmed from high above, and released this online. We try to showcase a variety of student projects at and the Woodleigh accomplishment might be beyond many schools. The general principle, is that important causes are worth the effort to engage students. RU OK Day