Education

Students feel the power as they aim to win Solar Challenge

This year, the 22 member Solar Car team from Western Sydney University (WSU) is ready to win the biannual 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. The...

Exclusive: Jordan Springs school construction to begin within two years

Construction on a new primary school at Jordan Springs will begin within two years, according to the NSW Education Minister. Rob Stokes joined Member for...

Students get a taste of the real world

Confidence is key for the next generation of job hunters, and Jamison High School students are bursting with it following their ‘work ready’ project...

War of words erupts over education

The Federal Government has denied it is cutting funding to education, claiming Labor is using misleading figures in its criticism of the recent Budget. Teachers...

Local student takes home top public speaking prize

Vice Captain of Wollemi College in Werrington, Nathan Bartolo, has taken the top prize at the Catholic Schools Public Speaking competition. Last month over 700...

Orchard Hills students come together as one to celebrate Harmony Day

Students at Montgrove College in Orchard Hills are breaking down cultural barriers today (Friday, March 17) as they unite to celebrate Harmony Day. Organiser Vengie...

New science school for Luddenham

Luddenham will be home to the country's first STEM-focused school which will be built inside Sydney Science Park. Officially announced today by NSW Premier Gladys...

Putting students in the driver’s seat

The next Henry Ford or Edward Holden could come from Penrith Christian School as students begin a six month program where they will design...

Lunch box overhaul for kids

Muesli bars, juice boxes and chocolates are rapidly becoming a thing of the past when it comes to children’s school lunch boxes. Nutrition Australia is...

Need for tech sees back to school costs soar

The back to school shopping trip is no longer just about pens, pencils and new exercise books. Local parents are forking out thousands of dollars...

Preparing for careers of the future

McCarthy Catholic College is paving the way for innovating learning in maths and science. The Emu Plains-based school invited approximately 300 primary school students from...

Teachers to stop work to vote on new pay and conditions

Public school teachers across NSW will attend stop work meetings on Thursday, December 8. Teachers will be briefed about the details of negotiations for a...

Students open eyes to magic of reading

Students at schools around Penrith couldn’t contain their excitement when they got a visit from ‘Russ The Story Bus’ this week. As part of the...

Huge cash injection for Penrith schools

Needs-based Gonski funding for public schools in Penrith will increase next year, sharing an extra $3.5 million across our 21 primary and secondary schools. The...

Small gesture lands big smiles at St Clair Public School

Special needs students at St Clair Public School have a brand new play area, thanks to the kindness and generosity of two turfing companies. With...

Chris shows off his worldly skills

21-year-old Chris Roberts is new to the landscaping world, but he could just be skilled enough to dominate it. The third-year TAFE student and Kingswood...

Losing their religion: Local researcher looks into rise in atheism

A researcher at Western Sydney University (WSU) Werrington is looking into why people choose to dump their religion, and become active atheists. In the 100 years...

Kangaroos could be saved from cull

Penrith Anglican College (PAC) is set to bow to public pressure and relocate 15 large male kangaroos instead of killing them and burying them...

Exchange program promotes lifelong friendships

Students at local Catholic girls school, Caroline Chisholm, have made friends and exchanged unforgettable memories with girls that live almost 8,000 kilometres away. 16 Japanese...

Checkmates! Students make all the right moves

Students from schools across the Penrith region have come together to compete at the ninth annual Inter Schools Chess Tournament. The competition saw 11 primary...

TAFE goes live in Penrith

TAFE's newest 'live site' is helping Penrith locals get necessary civil construction experience to get themselves a job. The site, close to western Sydney developments...

Pre-election education promise questioned

Jordan Spring residents are furious there is still no funding allocated for a primary school, claiming they were told the school would be completed...

Students get insight into dairy industry

Henry Fulton Public School students say they have enjoyed learning about dairy thanks to their class pet, ‘Mooranda’. Mooranda, a life-size fibreglass cow, was given...

State-of-the-art science centre in our backyard

Penrith youth could have access to a multi-million dollar science centre right in their backyard. A new Western Sydney Science Centre planned for Western Sydney University’s (WSU) Kingswood Campus,...

TAFE receives $27 million health facility

Students wanting to study healthcare at TAFE Western Sydney will be able to do so in the campus’ new $27 million state-of-the-art Health and Student Services Centre. Located on...

Students show respect for our fallen

Over 2,000 students filled the stands of Penrith Paceway on Tuesday, for the annual Students ANZAC Service, organised by the Penrith RSL sub-Branch. 43 local...

Labor to make education a key election issue

It was all about early starts last Thursday morning, as one local school highlighted the importance of their early intervention programs. Shadow Education Minister Kate...