The Halogen program is all about students taking on leadership responsibility and in revent years our student leaders took up the fight to support fellow students who had been removed from the school community and were returned to closed detention with a campaign "Bring Back the Woodville Kids".
This group of young leaders were nominated in the Halogen Australia's Team Leadership Award and were the first team from South Australia to win the national award.
Below is part of their story:
On the 26th of June 2014, two Vietnamese asylum seeker boys, enrolled in Woodville High School under community detention were taken into custody and returned to closed detention. These friends were taken from their peers without notice. The Student leaders in our school, appalled and distressed immediately set up a petition in the school community which they presented to the SA Premier’s electoral office 4 /6/2014.
During school holidays in June 2014 student leaders in our school were involved in the SA Youth Parliament (SAYP). On the 11th June 2014 YP teams were invited to speak on a current issue impacting them. The WHS team delivered a moving speech about these two students. In response the SAYP established a "Bring Back the Woodville Kids" Facebook page (2,544 members).