Education

Students open eyes to magic of reading

Students at schools around Penrith couldn’t contain their excitement when they got a visit from ‘Russ The Story Bus’ this week. As part of the...

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...

Preparing for careers of the future

McCarthy Catholic College is paving the way for innovating learning in maths and science. The Emu Plains-based school invited approximately 300 primary school students from...

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...

Mounting problem in local schools

Enduring freezing cold conditions in winter and boiling heat in summer, hundreds of local students are attending classes in demountables that are more than...

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...

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...

Call for second major university

With land in the city centre going unused, Councillor Aaron Duke believes that a second university for Penrith will see our region thrive. During Monday...

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...

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...

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...

Unusual uniform helps raise money for education

The guys and girls of Glenmore Park High School donned their best school dress to raise money for girls’ access to education. Last week, staff...

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...

RSL gets behind program to build reading skills

Reading is one of the most important skills that a child will ever learn. Sadly, many young children struggle with learning difficulties and a lack...

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...

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...

Nursing degrees to go online as teaching evolution goes to new level

Western Sydney University (WSU), Australia’s number one university for nursing and midwifery, has launched its Bachelor of Nursing degree through WSU Online, in a...

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...

Uni degrees could be “obsolete”

The future of university degrees has come under question after a new report revealed that almost half of degrees currently offered will become obsolete. The...