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Regionate: Week 1

Thank you for registering for Regionate. Get prepared to start your Regionate journey and gain insights into the world of innovation and entrepreneurship. Week 1 is an introductory week with no academic content. Since it is an introductory week, we want to meet you! Activity Maximum 3-minute video emailed with a link that can be…

Movies we’re looking forward to in 2021

Movies we’re looking forward to in 2021

Sometimes it’s all too much to commit to five seasons of some TV show that’s going to toy with your emotions and maybe get cancelled before you get to find out what happens to our heroes. Sometimes you want a self-contained story with a beginning, middle and end. Maybe even in that order. Sometimes you…

Making a healthy eating plan

Making a healthy eating plan

When you want to start paying attention to the food you put into your body, it’s important to be smart and realistic about it. A healthy eating plan is a weekly calendar of exactly what you’ll be eating at every mealtime, and snacking situation. It’s a way to plan out your food-based needs so you’re…

Close The Gap

Close The Gap

This week held national ‘Close The Gap’ day, and it’s so important in these times more than ever. We need to be mindful in these times and keep calm and remember the bigger picture. Indigenous people still have massive health issue and as this crisis gets bigger and bigger, it’s becoming a worry on my…

Miiesha – Spitting fire and truth

Miiesha – Spitting fire and truth

Miiesha is a young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artist that needs your attention right now! She’s from central Queensland and she is killing it at the moment with having just dropped an absolute banger of a song, Twisting Words. Miiesha first caught my attention about late last year when I heard her song “Drowning”….

Wingara Mura – Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program

7 – 11 December, 2020 Apply to join us on the 2020 Wingara Mura – Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program! Spend five days at the University of Sydney on a residential program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Years 9-11. This program will give you the chance to experience uni life, explore world-class facilities…

How to relax now the HSC is over

How to relax now the HSC is over

You’ve forgotten how to relax, haven’t you? It’s a funny thing, once your exams are done. You’ve been in hard mode for so long, always having a bunch of stuff to do, that it can feel strange not to have any study-based responsibilities. Thankfully, it doesn’t take too long to get back in the swing…

Is gaming unhealthy for you?

Is gaming unhealthy for you?

It can be… but it’s probably fine. Here’s how to know when it’s too much. Here are some questions to ask yourself. Keep them in mind next time you’re emptying the Sprite bottle you use as a toilet because you don’t want to leave your screen for a minute. Is gaming your only hobby? Even…

Why do teachers always tell us to eat well while studying?

Why do teachers always tell us to eat well while studying?

What does your gut have to do with your brain? When you’re working hard at lodging information inside your mindtanks, it’s important to keep your body fuelled with the right kind of energy. Why? Because stocking up on sugar and caffeine can seem like a great idea at first, but then the craaaaaaash comes. Here’s…

Make a promise for World Mental Health Day

1 in 5 Australians are affected by mental illness. How can we help? It’s the 10th of October – 10/10, if you will – which means it’s World Mental Health Day. This is a day for raising awareness, advocacy and educating people around the globe on issues related to mental illness. Above all, it’s about…

Why crying is healthy

Why crying is healthy

Get it out… get it allllll out. Crying is awful, especially when you didn’t want those salty tears to roll down your cheeks, your voice to catch and snot running out of your nose like a baby. Oh, and the cracking headache and puffy eyes after a big cryfest are terrible, too. But not crying…

Five benefits of exercise besides weight loss

Five benefits of exercise besides weight loss

Maintaining a healthy size is only one of the benefits of getting that body moving. Here are some other reasons to exercise regularly (and by “regularly”, we mean 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes a week of vigorous aerobic activity or some combination of that. Uhhh, can we speak to…

How to get into the gym

How to get into the gym

First, you open the front door… When you haven’t been in there before, the gym can be an overwhelming place. Even if you decide to lift some weights or have a go on the treadmill, you need to find out what program is right for you. As a general rule, teenagers need 60 minutes of…

How to use creative arts to express your feelings

How to use creative arts to express your feelings

Especially when you have a lot of them, and they need to come out in a healthy way. There are many different facets to the creative arts: dance, music, theatre, fiction , doodling in your sketchbook while listening to sad music while rain beats heavily against your bedroom window and tears blot the page… Whichever…

Who is she? Amazing women you’ve never heard of!

Who is she? Amazing women you’ve never heard of!

Throughout history, there have been countless numbers of women who changed the world as we know it today and achieved what had been believed to be the impossible. But how many of them do you know?  Ching Shih, badass priate Born in 1775, Shih began her career as a pirate when she met Captain Zheng…

PDHPE: What snacks should you be eating?

PDHPE: What snacks should you be eating?

And what are the health benefits for a human like you?

PDHPE: What is the Ottawa Charter?

PDHPE: What is the Ottawa Charter?

And what does it mean for you, the PDHPE person?

Coming Out

When I decided I was coming out, I began with my mum on the drive home from school, she said, “You’re not gay.” and my twelve-year-old self could do nothing but cry. When I Googled Lesbian stereotypes and came across “Butch” and “Masculine”, I knew I could never conform. How was I going to prove…

Girls who model

Girls who model

Many people dream of being pretty. But is the career of modelling as glamorous as it seems? 64% of all models have been told to lose weight by their agent or agency and more than half of the skinny girls you see on magazine covers and online are constantly told to lose weight because they…

PDHPE: What are the stages of learning a new skill?

PDHPE: What are the stages of learning a new skill?

You already know that practising makes you better, but here’s a deeper look at the path from novice to legend.

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