Education

“Highly unusual”: Two schools welcome five sets of twins to start the school year

Staff and students at two local schools are well and truly seeing double, with five sets of twins each starting at Caroline Chisholm Catholic College and Kingswood South Public School this year.

Penrith’s HSC high achievers reflect on top results

HSC results have officially been released, and once again some of the state’s top achievers are right here in Penrith.

Barney Glover to exit Vice-Chancellor role at WSU

Barney Glover has announced he will not seek reappointment as Vice-Chancellor of Western Sydney University when his term ends in 2024 after more than a decade at the institution.

Local students prepare for trip of a lifetime

Two local students are heading overseas today for World Youth Day.

School prepares to farewell beloved teacher

This Friday at 3pm, Orchard Hills Public School's longest serving teacher will ring the bell one last time, marking the beginning of her retirement.

Stars of public education honoured with scholarships

Local students honoured with scholarships at Sydney Town Hall presentation

No time like the present: Mid-year start to uni available at WSU

While many prospective students may think they have to wait till next to year to start university, Western Sydney University (WSU) isn’t wasting any time – allowing students to start right away.

Students given free access to period products at Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University is making sure its students can succeed no matter the time of the month by providing free and easy access to period products at Kingswood and its other campuses.

The advice local principals have for students ahead of NAPLAN

NAPLAN will be kicking off for 2023 tomorrow, with some big changes ahead for students in Years 3, 5, 7, and 9.

Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge returns

For almost 20 years, the Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge has been a rite of passage for young people wanting to test themselves both physically and mentally, ultimately changing their lives forever.

Two of Jamisontown Public School’s longest serving teachers are saying goodbye

Jamisontown Public School will be losing some of its best this term, with Tracey Jones and Beth Gill both marking their retirement after almost 40 years each at the school.

Labor promises local school upgrades if it wins election

Schools are a key focus this State Election with some local primary schools in Penrith set to get upgrades if Labor comes to power after March 25.

Glenmore Park’s new primary school officially opens its doors

The red carpet was rolled out for students this morning who started at the new Nangamay Public School in Mulgoa Rise.

Students keep their cool as air-conditioning program rolls out

Summer days are a little easier for students in Penrith with confirmation that all schools in the city have had air-conditioning installed through the State Government's Cooler Classroom Program.

Labor commits to building high school in Jordan Springs if elected

Labor will build a public high school in Jordan Springs if it is successfully elected at the upcoming State Election. Member for Londonderry Prue Car...

The top HSC achievers who call Penrith home

After a year of hard work, recent graduates from schools all over New South Wales unveiled top HSC results last week – and some of the state’s best came from Penrith.

New trees become permanent tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Schools around Penrith have commemorated the passing of Queen Elizabeth II with ceremonies funded as part of the Australian Government’s Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee Program.

Jamisontown Public School opens its doors for 40th birthday

Through floods and fires, Jamisontown Public School has been a hub in the community for as long as many can remember.

Penrith local wins WSU Alumni of the Year Award

Penrith local Dr Holly Harrison has won the coveted Western Sydney University Chancellor’s Alumni of the Year Award as part of the Town & Gown fundraising event last month.

HSC exams to begin next week

After two years mixed up in online learning, social distancing restrictions, and countless isolation periods, the countdown is finally on to the HSC written exams.