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Hear John Coutis Live in Perth- Tickets Now On Sale

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

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

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

Students Launch Youth Magazine

On 16th April, a group of enthusiastic young people successfully launched a new youth magazine, titled ‘Young Scandal’. Noticing that many major publications have limited material written by young people, the team behind this new magazine decided to be proactive and create something that filled the gap. Chief editor Orla Latawski told Community News that the purpose of the magazine was to offer a first-hand account about what it means

University and Primary School Pen Pals

Big Buddies from Deakin University exchanged almost 400 handwritten letters of encouragement with St Francis Xavier Primary School this year as part of the Literacy Buddies program. Literacy Buddies was coordinated by the Deakin Engagement and Access Program (DEAP) in collaboration with the Ardoch Youth Foundation, and has seen 31 volunteer Deakin staff working with 31 Little Buddies from St Francis Xavier PS’s grade 6 cohort in Corio, Geelong. “The

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

University and Primary School is Ideal Partnership

Student leaders naturally want to make a difference. Instead of trying to think up a brand new idea, make a phone call to a nearby university and ask if your school can help with their research. Deakin university recently contacted a study, based on nutrition, and required a large number of primary school students to help out with some health eating. What a great idea for the student leaders to

$100,000 Grant for Newcastle STEM Outreach Program

The University of Newcastle’s innovative Science and Engineering Challenge has attracted a $100,000 grant from the NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer’s office to run events and give regional schools access to exciting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities. The Science and Engineering Challenge runs a range of STEM outreach events right around Australia. The largest of these is a national competition for year 9-10 students, with over 18,000 people taking part

Top Female Politicians Talk Female Firsts

Just three days out from the WA State Election three of WA’s most successful politicians will discuss WA female firsts as part of ECU’s International Women’s Day celebrations. They’ll join ECU Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve Chapman to discuss their experiences as successful leaders and how times have changed since the University’s namesake made history as Australia’s first female MP. The panel includes: The Hon. Professor Carmen Lawrence, Australia’s first female Premier.