“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.

2019 Calendar

2019 Calendar

In order to ensure that the beaches of the Gold Coast are clean and that Brisbane city remains pristine, BROWNS students will aim to fill at least two bags per class (target 50 bags) of Rubbish on the day. Prizes will be available for the class that fills the most bags. BROWNS will then donate to The Smith Family for every Garbage bag.
8th March
There is a vast variety of cultures around the globe and BROWNS students will celebrate this diversity by dressing as per their culture. Donations of $1.00 will be encouraged with all proceeds going to The Smith Family.
15 June
Teachers and in particular BROWNS Teachers are incredibly passionate about what they do and they educate with a high level of integrity. Students will be encouraged to write a Thank you note to their Teacher and BROWNS will donate to The Smith Family in the name of its Teachers.
4th October
DECEMBER Christmas
The end of the year and festivities will be in full bloom. Donating a dollar to wear red on the day could also lead to prizes but most importantly will create a festive giving spirit that BROWNS is famous for. All money raised will go to The Smith Family
13th December


Volunteering on the Gold CoastMaria, BROWNS English Language School student (left) and Iveta, BROWNS English Language School teacher (right)   Volunteering on the Gold Coast Hi, my name is Iveta and I’m an ELICOS teacher at BROWNS English Language School. The most common question I get asked by the students is: “How can I speak/practise English outside the classroom and/or keep […]

daffodil-day-2018Daffodil Day 2018 On Friday August 24, BROWNS took part in raising awareness for Daffodil Day as part of the BROWNS Elevate program. The day is an event organised and facilitated by the Cancer Council to raise money and awareness for vital cancer research. BROWNS students and staff took to wearing yellow shirts, the official […]

elevate-wodFriday June 15 saw all campuses at BROWNS raise awareness on the damage caused to our ocean life by the rampant discarding of plastics and garbage. Students were encouraged to bring in their plastic waste and as a class went to Coles or Woolworths to REDcycle drop-off points to recycle it. Active8 classes in Intensive […]

apr-18-blogBROWNS Elevate – March 2018 In March both campuses got behind the WaterAid project seeking to raise awareness around the number of people worldwide who do not have access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. Students from both campuses were encouraged to wear blue and drink water only from a recyclable water bottle […]

Refugee-BROWNS-scholarshipFull tuition BROWNS scholarships are made available each year to refugees and humanitarian entrants without any financial assistance from the Australian Government We are thrilled to be working with Access Community Services in helping students fast-track their English language skills so that they can continue their academic studies and rebuild a normal life for themselves. Head Director […]

Beach Safety - Surf Life Saving QLDPeople often come to the Gold Coast because they love the water and the beach. Unfortunately, every year people drown in Australia because the sea, although enticing, is dangerous because of the waves, currents and jellyfish. Understanding the importance of going in the water between the flags can mean you can enjoy the water safely […]