With farmers suffering through what many are calling the ‘worst drought in living memory’ SchoolAid has today launched its ‘Hay and Hampers for Hope’ campaign. The campaign is calling on 10,000 schools around Australia to donate $100 each, and in doing so raise $1 million to go towards hay for drought-affected livestock and hampers for farming families that are struggling with meeting their living expenses. SchoolAid founder and CEO Sean
As part of his upcoming national tour, the inspirational John Coutis is speaking at a special public event in Perth. This is a unique opportunity for people of all ages to hear John in person. Without the lower part of his body, John embraces a full and positive life. He rolls around on his custom skateboard and uses humour to communicate some of life’s most important messages. The Leeuwin Ocean
The Year 10 Student Leadership Team at Gympie State High School are making a significant contribution, in conjunction with Community Action Gympie. The team was able to choose between numerous community initiatives, and decided on a project involving the provision of care packages to those affected by homelessness. The care packages will coincide with the Homelessness Sleepout, to take place in August. “We’re going to do a big school drive where
Students from across Australia have come together for a unique 5 day camp. For the 21st year in a row, The Armidale School Forensic Science Camp has provided an exciting opportunity for students to explore the area of forensic science in a hands-on way. This engaging and educational experience was enjoyed by 89 students attended the camp. The success of the camp is credited to the year 9 students who
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