Secondary School

Help Us Choose How to Put $10,000 to a Good Cause

At the recent Halogen Australia National Young Leaders Days, students heard the story of the Cotton On Foundation. The story encompasses how millions of dollars are raised through Cotton On group fashion stores, and needy schools and communities around the world benefit in numerous ways. During the breaks of the National Young Leaders Day, students were able to purchase items from the Cotton On Empower Station, including empower wrist bands,

Students Saving the Planet One Artwork at a Time

Students from St George Girls High School, Blakehurst and Sydney Technical High School have participated in the inaugural ‘Speak 4 the Planet’ competition. The event sees students present a piece in the form of speech, drama, art or video inspired by the tagline “if you can’t reuse it, refuse it.” Linked with the Georges River Council, the event empowers students to engage with relevant environmental, social and political issues in

Opportunities for Everyone

Meet Rebecca, Jayden and Tamara, three Aboriginal students from diverse backgrounds who all have something in common. The three arrived at Edith Cowan University after very different journeys. But they each see education as a major step in reaching their goals. Mentor program pays off for Jayden When Jayden Gerrand was at high school he visited ECU and was inspired by a unique mentoring program designed to close the gap

Double Success with Two Events in One

What do you do when there are two important charities that you would like to support? Perhaps choose both! Students at St Clare’s, in Taree NSW, wanted to participate in Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea (supporting the Cancer Coucil) as well as the World’s Greatest Shave (supporting the Leukemia Foundation.) By combining both events into one they were able to increase their success, all on one day. Student Representative Council members

Avila Students Showcase Sustainable Food

A group of Year 12 students have found a fantastic way to promote food sustainability. An entire recipe book has been launched by these students, from Avila College Mount Waverley, in Victoria. The students investigated the issue of food wastage in the home and  discussed how many left overs can be re-imagined into new dishes. They collected family recipes and published the book, titled “Taste It Don’t Waste It”. Every recipe

Students Gather for National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week runs annually in Australia, from 27th May – 3rd June. In the Mandurah region of WA, students from nine local schools marked the occasion by gathering together to walk along the foreshore on Wednesday 29th May. Organised by students themselves, participants gathered outside the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre at 10am, to hear from Bindjareb elder Harry Nannup and community leader George Walley about the importance of different

Ethan Builds a Country Road

15 year old Ethan Blood has learnt all kinds of skills through his Boy Scout program including cooking, camping and life-saving techniques. When it comes to his Eagle Scout project, Ethan has taken on the mammoth goal of building a trail that will better connect a local school to the nearby town. Previous options have been a long drive or else scaling a cliff so providing a safe walking trail

Students Save Pets

Kinross Wolaroi School recently had a member of the Animal Welfare League come and share about the challenges facing the charity, which provides foster homes for dogs and cats whose owners are unable to take care for them. Now aware of how the charities challenges were impacting the fostered pets, the students took it upon themselves to make a difference by fundraising to help cover the charities costs. After a

5 Tips for Successful Student Networking

Seventy percent of job roles are never advertised. So how does anyone ever find a job? Networking is one of the most important keys to unlocking the large number of these hidden jobs. Remember that saying: it’s not who you know, but what you know? During your time as a student leader, you are uniquely positioned to ‘get networking’. We asked our friends at ECU to put together five tips

Students Launch Battery Recycling

Chisholm Catholic College, in Perth WA, has a committee of student leaders focused entirley on the ‘Environment’ portfolio. These student leaders realised that in thier state of WA, over 18 million batteries are thrown into landfill each year. To raise awareness and faciliate recycling of batteries in their school community the Environment Committee has organised a battery bin, located in the student entry to reception, to collect dry-cell batteries. These