“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: White Wreath Association Ltd
On 29 May 'Wear white at work' and donate a gold coin to show your support for mental illness sufferers and families of suicide victims. Each year we have to come to terms with the suicide of thousands of fellow Australians (men, women and children). For those left behind by these tragedies the hurt is unimaginable. The White Wreath Association provides 24-hour support for anyone who is in need, by providing advocacy, assistance and support to both families and individuals who have been affected by a mental illness or suicide.
National/State: National
Website: www.whitewreath.com/coming-events
29 May
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


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 […]

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 […]

kiteKITE DAY September we recognise RedKite through our Elevate program. RedKite an Australian charity providing essential support to children and young people with cancer, as well as the family and support network who care for them. Redkite provides physical, emotional, and financial help for those affected in order to give them the best quality of life […]

Bridge to BrisbaneLast weekend, our ultra-fit Brisbane staff participated in the “Bridge to Brisbane” marathon. All of the us completed the 5km run with money raised for Children’s charity; part of our monthly contribution to our BROWNS Elevate program. See more photos on our BROWNS Facebook Page:

Daffodil 1Daffodil Day is one of Australia’s best known and most popular fundraising events. BROWNS has donated $2 for every staff member and student who wore anything yellow on 25 August (Gold Coast) and 26 August (Brisbane). This money will go to the Cancer Council and help with cancer research and ultimately beat cancer. Our lessons […]