Altitude Day

Extraordinary personal growth and leadership development for Year 9.


An annual one-day leadership event held in many locations across Australia.


The event is for ALL Year 9 students, not just those with a leadership position.

Cost: $40+GST per student

Early Bird Offer: $33+GST (Ends 31 March)

Teachers attend free of charge.  

Altitude Day is an annual one-day event created to empower Year 9 students during this important stage in their school journey. Through a blend of inspirational talks and energising group activities, students will learn how to become active and inspiring leaders of their school and community.
Students will gain advice on how to make good choices, build their confidence and make a difference from three inspiring guest speakers, all whilst forming a strong network of peers from schools across the region. Altitude Day provides an environment where students can step outside the classroom to truly understand what it means to be a leader.
Monday 23 May 2016 | Highfields Cultural Centre
Sunshine Coast
Tuesday 24 May 2016 | Events @ Maroochy RSL
Wednesday 25 May 2016 | Royal International Convention Centre
Gold Coast
Thursday 26 May 2016 | Bond University
Friday 27 May 2016 | Tony Ireland Stadium
Monday 30 May 2016 | ANU Commons
Tuesday 31 May 2016 | The Concourse – Civic Pavilion
Tuesday 31 May 2016 | Cargo Hall
Wednesday 1 June 2016 | Adelaide Convention Centre
Thursday 2 June 2016 | Playford Civic Centre
Friday 3 June 2015 | Hotel Ibis Perth
All events run from 9am – 2pm with registration commencing at 8:30am.
Our philosophy is that ‘leadership is any action that makes the world we touch a better place’.
Each year we find guest speakers who live this philosophy each and every day.
2015 Speakers
Caitlyn ShadboltCaitlyn Shadbolt – Country Music Singer
18-year-old Caitlyn is forging her entry into Australian Country Music. After making The X-Factor’s top 5, the Gympie country star has now released her first single. With her outgoing personality and “can do” attitude, Caitlyn consistently extends positive energy amongst her peers. She is a role model for other aspiring young female artists and the local youth of the Gympie region, and has a passionate belief in setting goals and working hard to achieve them.


Daniel Flynn WebDaniel Flynn – Cofounder Thankyou Group
Daniel is the co-founder and Managing Director of Thankyou Group, a social enterprise that exists for the sole purpose of funding water, food and health and hygiene projects in the developing world. Daniel has a strong belief that impossibility is only someone’s opinion, not a fact and is passionate about inspiring others to dream big and do what many believe is impossible. In 2014, he was named Victorian Young Australian of the Year.


Rowie McEvoyRowie McEvoy – Max Fitness
Rowie is the founder of THE MAX, a group of Private, Prestigious and Exclusive International Fitness Businesses Colleges in Australia and New Zealand. Her business was listed in BRW magazine’s list of The Top 100 fastest growing companies in Australia. From runaway teenager to self-made millionaire, Rowie shares how to do what you love, stand out from the crowd (for the right reasons) and be fit, healthy and strong.


Chris_RaineChris Raine – Hello Sunday Morning
In 2009, off the back of an atrocious hangover, Chris decided to do something that would change his life – he committed to a 12-month break from alcohol and shared his story on his blog, Hello Sunday Morning. What started as an idea has now become a movement with 35,000 people from across the world participating in the program. Chris shares his story on what it takes to create a social movement and a healthier drinking culture.
How do I register my students? 
If you have decided you want to invest in the leadership journey of your students, all you need to do to is fill out the registration form and the friendly yLead staff will be in touch with you.
Will food and drink be provided? 
To ensure Altitude Day can be accessible to as many students as possible, students and teachers are asked to provide their own food and drink as they would on a normal school day. Tea and coffee will be available for teachers throughout the day.

"Very dynamic, engaging and motivational day to get year 9 students excited about future leadership prospects."

− Tony Purvis, Teacher, Rostrevor College

"The session gave the students a fresh new way of looking at leadership."

− Lyndon Pamy, Teacher, Cabra Dominican College

"The energy in the room was electric; the day is targeted at year nine students on their level. It challenges the students by taking them out of their comfort zone."

− Jan Cunningham, Teacher, The Southport School



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