Education

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

Making the right moves

Reti or not, Penrith Selective High School’s senior grade chess team are on their way to the Sydney Inter Regional Finals after recently being...

Fostering an education

The sky’s the limit for local resident, Tasha Reynolds, who refuses to become another statistic in the foster care system. The 20-year-old Western Sydney University...

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...

Students get their hands dirty for National Tree Day

While thousands of plants and trees will be planted this weekend to mark Planet Ark’s National Tree Day, they won’t be the only things...

Helping ease the back to school cost burden

The giving season doesn’t end at Christmas, with many struggling locals in need of a little bit of extra help this new year. Mama Lana’s...