Monday, February 26, 2018

Education

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...

Call for second major university

With land in the city centre going unused, Councillor Aaron Duke believes that a second university for Penrith will see our region thrive. During Monday...

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...

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...

Teachers recognised for going above and beyond

More than 20 teachers from Penrith Public School have been nominated in this year’s OfficeMax ‘A Day Made Better’ teacher awards. The nationwide competition, which...

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...

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...

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...

Incredible family hasn’t missed a single day of school

Between the medical appointments, family holidays or just the bad luck of getting sick, there's so many factors throughout a school year that lead...

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...

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...

Fresh approach to childcare in Emu Plains

An innovative childcare centre that incorporates the interests of primary students to allow them to explore their passions free from boredom is coming to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Unusual uniform helps raise money for education

The guys and girls of Glenmore Park High School donned their best school dress to raise money for girls’ access to education. Last week, staff...

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...

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...