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“We rise by lifting others” – Robert Ingersoll

Every member of the BROWNS Family – teachers, trainers, students and friends – deserves the opportunity to enrich their Australian experience and contribute towards a better tomorrow. The BROWNS Elevate Initiative embraces learning with purpose. In the classroom, the principles of Content and Language Integrated Learning bring pressing social issues to life; students develop empathy, intuitiveness and social consciousness alongside their language skills. Outside the classroom, the initiative harnesses these learnings with monthly student involvement in local non-profit and charitable organisations.

One by one, the participation of BROWNS students creates profound change for a range of issues and organisations supported by the BROWNS Elevate Initiative.

Find out more about involving your community or not-for-profit organisation in the BROWNS Elevate program by contacting us here.

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MONTH ORGANISATION AND DETAILS DATE
MARCH THE BEACH
Many Queenslanders’ lives revolve around the sea and it is important for everyone, including visitors to learn about the importance of water safety. In addition to an English lesson on water safety, volunteers from the Surf Life Saving Foundation will come and deliver workshops on water safety and this will be followed by a practical session at Southport Beach for the students. BROWNS considers the Queensland Surf Life Savers to be vital to everyone in the community and will follow this up with a donation to help keep everyone safe.
17 and 18 March
APRIL RECYCLING AWARENESS MONTH
BROWNS aims to adhere to best practice in terms of the environment and April will see some changes in the way it incorporates recycling awareness into our lessons and investing in new ways to be environmentally friendly. BROWNS will kick off recycling awareness month with some educational activities so we can learn about how everyone can do their part. We will introduce more recycling bins into our campuses and offer alternatives to bottled water in April.
All month
MAY WORLD VOLUNTEER WEEK
With the theme “Give Happy, Live Happy”, National Volunteer Week, sharing your time to those who need it can be a means to feel good about what you do. BROWNS will be incorporating some events into our syllabus and raise money for the needy.
9 to 15 May
JUNE HELP AN AUSSIE KID
A trivia day is a great way to learn English, gain world knowledge and have a fun afternoon. BROWNS will be giving away prizes to those who get the best scores and money will also be donated to those living in poverty in Australia.
20 to 24 June
JULY SUPPORTING ANIMAL WELFARE
The Royal Society for the Protection of Animals (RSPCA) (Brisbane) and the Animal Welfare League (Gold Coast) will be coming to do a presentation to the students in order to raise awareness of the importance of animal welfare all around the world.
July
GOLD COAST MARATHON
Supporting a healthy work culture by encouraging physical activity is a core value of BROWNS and they will be supporting staff to do the Gold Coast marathon and raise money for charity.
2 July
AUGUST DAFFODIL DAY
Daffodil Day is a recognised day throughout Australia, and on this day, everyone at BROWNS (staff and students) will be encouraged to wear yellow clothes. BROWNS will donate a gold coin for every person wearing yellow; this is a fun way to ensure understanding of cancer and to donate to a worthy charity
26 August
BRIDGE TO BRISBANE
Like the Gold Coast Marathon, Brisbane staff will have their chance to run for charity, and will be supported by BROWNS
28 August
INFORMATION SESSION BY THE POLICE
BROWNS works very closely with the local police in order to ensure that students are aware of Australian laws. In August BROWNS will invite the police liaisons to deliver presentations to both young learner and adult students
29 August
SEPTEMBER KITE DAY
Our young learner students will be given the task of making the most amazing red flags to fly in the park. Messages will be written on the kites and prizes given to the best kites. BROWNS will be donating money to Red Kite, which helps children with cancer.
Any windy day!
OCTOBER HALLOWEEN RED CROSS BLOOD DONATION DRIVE
October is the month of Halloween, and to celebrate with our community BROWNS will be organising for students and staff to participate in the Red Cross Blood Donation drive for September across Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
End of October
NOVEMBER / DECEMBER CHRISTMAS CHARITIES
Students will be given an amount of money by BROWNS to purchase some presents for families in Australia that do not have the money to have an enjoyable Christmas.
Leading up to 7 December