Since 2005, Impro Australia has been running the Theatresports® Schools Challenge (TSC) – the only schools drama competition in NSW!
It brings together representative teams from over 100 independent and government schools across Sydney, Wollongong, the Central Coast, Bowral and Nowra to perform together in the spirit of joyful improvisation.
Teams of 3-5 students from each school create 1, 2 and 3 minute improvised scenes live on stage, judged and scored by our team of improvisation professionals. Theatresports® increases the students’ confidence, listening skills and teamwork, as well as strengthening their problem solving abilities and creative thinking, all in a hilarious, fun and supportive environment.
For more information visit http://improaustralia.com.au/theatresports-schools-challenge-tsc/
Applications are open for Sydney Rowing Club's Junior Development Program.
This targeted annual Winter Program aims to enhance the development of talented male and female school athletes in Years 10 and 11.
Longer term, this program gives athletes the opportunity to become part of the State and National Talent Pathway Program.
For more information visit https://www.sydneyrowingclub.com.au/rowing/rowing-at-src/junior-development-program/
In just 72 hours, your child will experience the highs, lows, love, and pressure that make up the ever changing world of business. They will meet the most amazing friends and mentors, along the way building their very own business or social change movement.
To find out more visit https://businesscamp.com.au/syd
The FIRST Robotics Competition is the flagship competition of FIRST. A large-scale robotics competition, FIRST Robotics Competition brings together students and mentors to build robots that perform in a competitive but gracious environment against teams from all over the world. In building their robot and doing all the other things that go with an FIRST Robotics Competition team, students learn valuable life skills like teamwork, collaboration, public speaking, technical science and engineering skills, Gracious Professionalism, and others. In Australia, FIRST Robotics Competition teams compete at the Duel Down Under off-season events or official Regional competitions in Sydney or the USA. A FIRST Robotics Competition team consists of high school students typically aged 14-18. These students have to work together to design, build, program and drive robots. Helping them are their adult mentors including industry engineers, school teachers, university lecturers, university students, FIRST alumni and others. These mentors use their experience to teach, guide and shape the students through the FIRST Robotics Competition program.
For more information visit the official website at https://firstaustralia.org/programs/first-robotics-competition/
Generation Entrepreneur was founded in January 2014 by two high school students. After experiencing 5 years of high school education, they found that the education system does not effectively build change-makers, only individuals who will conform to the workplace of the past. Generation Entrepreneur aims to change this situation by providing high school students with the opportunities and resources to start their own ventures. This provides invaluable skills to students and fuels an entrepreneurial spirit among youth which will drive positive change in our world. Generation Entrepreneur’s high school Incubator is a long-term program for the committed, audacious students who dream of solving our greatest problems.
How we'll support you:
A program for 5 months to teach you how to start a business.
$500 grant to help your team fund your initiative.
Expert mentors from Uber, Bain & Company, Westpac, CBA, Atlassian, Blackbird Ventures and many more.
Working space in the Sydney CBD throughout the whole program.
Final pitch evening at the end of the program, presenting to a room full of investors, mentors, industry partners and the community.
For more information visit the official website at https://generationentrepreneur.com.au/incubator/
Zero Robotics is a free international robotics programming competition offering high-school students the chance to control SPHERE robots in space. Zero Robotics, led in Australia by the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, is one of the world’s biggest computer programming competitions. It challenges participants to test their coding skills on NASA robots known as SPHERES (Synchronised, Position, Hold, Engage, Reorient Experimental Satellites) aboard the International Space Station. Teams from high schools around the world program the SPHERES to solve challenges.
For more information visit the official website at https://sydney.edu.au/engineering/study-engineering-and-it/why-study-here/high-school-students/zero-robotics.html
Sydney Girl Up Club is developed from a campaign of the United Nations Foundations that aims to provide equal opportunities for girls in developing countries. For students who are passionate in the feminist movement, this is an incredibly exciting occasion for them to work together and create social impacts.
Sydney Girl club offers amazing opportunities for students to demonstrate their leadership skills through running their own campaigns, organizing regional or national events and performing leadership roles in the club.
Applications for club vice president, event organizer, social media manager, and writers are now open until 10th of September.
Semi-finals in Sydney; applicants must be from Australia or NZ
The IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition is recognised as one of the longest-running events of its kind, offering a range of scholarships, prizes, career and network opportunities, which also make the competition one of the richest in terms of financial and career opportunities available to opera and classical singers in Australasia. The Competition consists of a number of components and processes, including Heats, Semi-Finals and Finals. More recently a MasterClass and selected Workshops have been added. Though many prizes and career opportunities now make up the Competition, the Marianne Mathy Scholarship remains the premier award in the Competition. The recipient of ‘The Mathy’ receives the Marianne Mathy Scholarship plus a selected suite of valuable cash prizes and opportunities. Thousands of young singers from Australia and New Zealand have participated in the Competition and have had the benefit of being interviewed and heard by eminent professionals from the Australian and international singing and music fraternity. Many Competition participants have gone on to pursue successful careers in Australia and overseas.
For more information visit the official website at http://aussing.org/
Sydney Night Patrol is a Special Work of the St Vincent de Paul Society and a part of the Sydney Vinnies Van Services. The service consists of two vans, operating seven nights per week excluding New Year’s Eve, providing a meal, blankets, toiletries, snacks, hot beverages and most importantly companionship to people experiencing or at risk of homelessness within the inner city of Sydney. Last year 84,000 light meals were prepared and distributed by the teams. Vinnies offers a reliable service that provides people who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness with a meal, warm drink, snack and conversation, helping break through the barriers of loneliness and isolation that many living on the fringe of society suffer.
Volunteers are able to show people in need that people do care, creating a genuine community of friends from all walks of life. Moreover, Vinnies provides information for people to access services to assist them further as required. It is also possible to donate items such as blankets and toiletries to the organisation.
For more information visit the official website at https://www.vinnies.org.au/page/Find_Help/NSW/Food/Sydney_Night_Patrol/