“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.

2018 Calendar

2018 Calendar

January - March WORLD WATER DAY
Organisation - United Nations
World Water Day is held to focus attention on the need for fresh water, and the importance of the sustainable management of fresh water resources.
National/State: International
Website: www.un.org/en/events/waterday/
January - March
Organisation: REDcycle
Friday June 15 all campuses at BROWNS will raise awareness on the damage caused to our ocean life by the rampant discarding of plastics and garbage.
Students will be encouraged to bring in their plastic waste and as a class go to Coles or Woolworths to REDcycle drop-off points to recycle it.
Website: http://www.redcycle.net.au/
15 June
NAIDOC celebrations are held around Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
13 July
26 August
Celebrated in more than 100 countries world-wide, World Teachers Day was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in 1994 to recognise the role of teachers in society. World Teachers Day is held internationally on 5 October. On a display wall in the common area, there will be a display for students to write notes on what they love about their teacher. Teachers will get thank you certificates for specific areas.
5 October
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 December


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 […]

red-cross-cover  On Tuesday 25th October 2016, BROWNS was proud to host The Australian Red Cross Blood Services representative Rachel Brough. She is the Community Relations Officer for the organisation and gave a very clear and important speech to a group of students from various English levels. She discussed the number of people who need blood versus […]