In this episode of the Student Leadership News podcast, we preview the theme for the next GRIP Student Leadership Conference season. In unpacking ‘The People Pathway’ concept, we unpack the session content and the main outcomes of the new program. Watch the video version of the podcast below: For more information about the GRIP Student Leadership Conference visit www.gripleadership.com and find out the date and location closest to you.
John Coutis is a remarkable Australian who was born with a severe physical disability in which doctors gave him little chance of survival. John has not only defied medical opinion, he has thrived and is acknowledged as one of the world’s most inspirational speakers. Tens of thousands of students are about to hear John’s story, as he embarks on a national tour speaking in Australian schools. The tour will take
Tamworth High School students have raised over $300 for the “R U Aware, We Care” drought campaign. Year 12 prefects encouraged students and staff to come together to help out farmers within the region who have been affected by the recent drought. A farmer-themed free dress day and barbeque helped to raise money for the cause with students coming to school wearing their best flannelette shirts, jeans, overalls or boots.
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
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 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
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
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
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
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