Education

Local schools shine on stage

Stunning student performances highlight Wakakirri Story-Dance Challenge

Opening eyes to the world

Local students get an insight into Korean traditions at special international event.

Free dental checks launched at schools

Children at Penrith South Public School were the first to try out a new State Government initiative which offers free mobile dental check-ups.

Debt repayment threshold lowered

Graduates will have to start paying back student loans when they earn $45,000.

Premier in town to open new school building

A new state-of-the-art building was unveiled at Penrith Public School earlier today, as a result of a $10 million investment from the State Government.

Labor backs students with funding commitment

Support for disadvantaged students across Penrith will be a priority as part of a $3 million commitment by Labor.

Students bank on pumpkins at Easter Show

Students from Banks Public School in St Clair have sent their selection of best dressed pumpkins to enter the Sydney Royal Easter Show’s ‘The Great Backyard Pumpkin Challenge’.

Smashing teen drinking

Interactive theatre project encourages students to think about their choices.

New Colombo Plan celebrates fifth birthday

Western Sydney University (WSU) celebrated the New Colombo Plan's (NCP) fifth birthday today. The government scholarship program to send university students to the Indo-Pacific...

Spelling champs are lost for words

Etymology, irredeemable, and enthusiasm were just a few of the words Emilia McCarthy, aged nine, successfully spelled at the 2018 NSW Premier’s Spelling Bee,...

Life lessons thanks to Games

Year five students from York Public School will have the opportunity to travel to the Invictus Games 2018 thanks to the City of Penrith...

Local school’s special milestone

Regentville Public School is inviting past and present students, teachers and families to take a walk down memory lane at their 150th anniversary celebration. A...

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...

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...

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...

School’s helping hand to drought ravaged country cousins

They live over 500km apart and have never met, but students from Jamisontown Public School and Pilliga Public School now share a special bond...

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...

Changing lives one page at a time

Three local students have embarked on a quest and are helping those living with multiple sclerosis (MS), one page at a time. Lily Morris and...

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...

Students go green to take out top prize

Students from Cambridge Park Public School have proved that going green doesn’t mean you can’t have fun after taking out a local recycling challenge. Using...