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101 Fundraising Ideas for Student Leaders

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Marist Regional College Students Create Daffodil Day Flower Stalls

Marist Regional College Year 7 students are busy preparing flower stalls for Daffodil Day this Friday 23 August. The students created the event after some of their teachers were diagnosed with cancer with all funds raised going to the Cancer Council. Teacher Nicki Rogers explained, “They wanted to find a way to give back to the community. It wasn’t even prompted by me, it was prompted by the kids.” The

Santa Maria Students Provide Food for Homeless Women

Santa Maria College students have provided food for a shelter set up as an overnight resting place for homeless women. Students worked with their hospitality team at school to provide trays of sandwiches and cookies as part of National Homelessness Week which aims to raise awareness for the issue in local communities. The students worked in collaboration with Western Australian community services organisation ‘RUAH’ during the week. Read more HERE.

Science Week at Kilvington Grammar

August 10th-19th is National Science Week in Australia. Kilvington Grammar, in Ormond Victoria, are one of the many schools where students have had unique opportunities to engage with various aspects of science. At Kilvington Grammar, junior school students enjoyed a ‘Launch to the Future’ stage production. Year 8 students got up close and personal with reptiles, thanks to a visit from Reptile Encounters (pictured) who brought a range of animals

Forbes and Parkes High School Students Compete for White Ribbon Cup

Forbes High School and Parkes High School students have organised a multi-layered event to raise awareness of and provide education on domestic violence. The day included rugby and league tag matches followed by evening events called ‘Boys Night In’ and ‘Girls Night Out’ respectively. The day coincided with White Ribbon Day organised by the White Ribbon Foundation which is dedicated to ending violence against women. Forbes High School Principal Safija

Toorak College Students Create “Caps for Cancer”

Toorak College boarding students have sewn warm caps for women and children cancer patients in an initiative they have called “Caps for Cancer”. 70 students were involved in the creation of the ‘caps’. Caralyn Dea, a teacher at the school said, “Sewing these warm caps have not only taught the girls valuable life skills, but the boarders have bonded.” All the caps were donated to the Chemotherapy Day Unit at

St Luke's Students Help Out at Nungalinya College

Five St Luke’s Grammar School students have contributed to a working bee at Nungalinya College in Darwin. The students worked with a team of others from the community to complete the variety of maintenance projects on the campus. The students were described as working “as hard as any of the adults who were involved.” The day included painting, cleaning and landscaping for the Nungalinya College campus which provides an opportunity

Chisholm Catholic College Student’s "Potty Poster" Initiative

Art Committee students from Chisholm Catholic College have started the “Potty Poster” initiative at their school in a bid to encourage their peers. The idea has seen a range of brightly coloured posters hung on the back of toilet stall doors on campus. The posters include “inspiring, positive and thought-provoking messages” portrayed in original artwork designs which are framed and hung. All posters and designs were created by students from

St Patrick's College Creates Fisherman Sculpture With Meaning

Students from St Patrick’s College in Townsville have created a sculpture to represent overfishing as part of the “Strand Ephemera” sculpture exhibition. The sculpture named, “Plenty More”, includes a life-sized, hand-woven fisherman holding a net with over 100 porcelain fishes, turtles and stingrays. The work is described as representing, ”the need for indigenous communities to gain control over their rightful traditions.” Strand Ephemera 2019 is on now and concludes on

Peninsula Grammar Invites Melbourne Mobile Farm to Help With Exams

Peninsula Grammar student leaders have organised the ‘Melbourne Mobile Farm’ to visit their school in the lead up to exams. A variety of animals were available for the students to cuddle, feed and pat in a bid to relieve stress and provide a break from schoolwork. The initiative was started last year by the Student Wellbeing Committee, with Director of Positive Education Therese Joyce describing it as highly successful. “It