Friday, January 19, 2018

Education

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...