Education

Assemblies and excursions cancelled as schools implement social distancing

The NSW Department of Education is introducing proactive measures to limit the impact of COVID-19 in our schools.

Parents put faith in public system

More parents than ever have enrolled their kids in the public school system this semester.

Penrith music teacher nominated for ARIA Award

A Penrith resident has been nominated for the Telstra ARIA Music Teacher of The Year.

McCarthy Catholic College to be re-named from 2020

The Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta has confirmed that McCarthy Catholic College in Emu Plains will have a new name from next year. The well-known...

Students get on board with reading

Library on wheels promotes joy of reading during visit to local primary school

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...