Education

Mounting problem in local schools

Enduring freezing cold conditions in winter and boiling heat in summer, hundreds of local students are attending classes in demountables that are more than...

Growing and learning: Student project drives passion for community

Children as young as eight are giving back to the homeless community with Glenmore Park Public School’s special initiative. Students in Years 4 and 5...

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...

Architect appointed as new school at Jordan Springs becomes closer to reality

Concept designs for the new Jordan Springs Primary School have been released and an architect for the project has been appointed. The State Government has...

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...

Super Cooper inspires his classmates

Living life legally blind can be difficult at the best of times, but a local primary school is breaking down barriers and embracing their...

Tech brings kids together

While technology has both pros and cons, there is no doubt that one of its positives is the power it has to bring people...

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...

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...

Kids reach the Stars with new language program

Local kids can connect with a culture over 9,000km away through a playgroup that is delivered almost entirely in Chinese. Mandarin Stars, a language program...

Nursing degrees to go online as teaching evolution goes to new level

Western Sydney University (WSU), Australia’s number one university for nursing and midwifery, has launched its Bachelor of Nursing degree through WSU Online, in a...

Contract awarded for Penrith Public School upgrade

Students and teachers at Penrith Public School will benefit from an upgrade that will provide new classrooms and improved facilities. The construction contract has been...

Uni degrees could be “obsolete”

The future of university degrees has come under question after a new report revealed that almost half of degrees currently offered will become obsolete. The...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Driving towards their goals

Students from Glenmore Park High School are turning trash into cash as they hope to raise enough money for a mini bus. Collecting cans and...

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...

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...