Nepean High’s new hall officially opened

The new multi-million dollar hall at Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School has been officially opened.

Students celebrate Aboriginal culture ahead of NAIDOC Week

Ahead of NAIDOC Week, Oxley Park Public School welcomed staff, students and members of the community to an assembly celebrating and recognising the history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Health benefits the focus of Walk Safely to School Day

Now in it's 23rd year, Walk Safely to School Day is back this Friday, May 20 to encourage primary school children around the country to take a step towards a healthier future.

Students return, as school sport is given green light to resume

Students across Penrith have returned to school today, bringing the curtain down on at-home learning for hopefully the final time.

Muhammad’s idea could turn out to be a life saver – literally

Muhammad Sufyaan might only be nine-years-old but this young inventor has a bright future ahead of him.

New school slated for January 2023 opening

Mulgoa Rise Primary School will cater for more than 400 students initially.

Footy legend behind new app helping to educate our kids

A Penrith Panthers legend is behind a new app that allows parents to provide guilt-free screen time for their children.

Devices needed to ensure Indigenous kids stay on track

A local organisation is trying to keep Indigenous children plugged into education and able to access services during the pandemic.

Migrants brush up on fire safety skills at Kingswood TAFE

TAFE NSW is at the forefront of helping migrants transition to life in Australia by helping them brush up on their English whilst learning critical home fire safety skills.

Federal Education Minister opens new Outdoor Learning Centre at The Lakes Christian College

The Lakes Christian College at Castlereagh has celebrated the opening of its new Outdoor Learning Centre.

Oxley Park Public School raises ‘green flag’

Penrith City Council has congratulated Oxley Park Public School on being recognised as a leader in sustainability.

Selfless students cook up crucial funds for domestic violence support

A group of local students are donating the proceeds of their class project BBQ to The Haven after realising the scope of domestic violence in Australia.

Penrith’s Larissa Moore honoured for work in childcare

Penrith's Larissa Moore has won the prestigious NSW Department of Education Early Childhood Educator Award at the 2021 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards.

Labor renews push for high school at Jordan Springs

Londonderry MP Prue Car says she won’t give up the pressure on the State Government to commit to building a high school in Jordan Springs.

Lack of international students leaves $40 billion hole in economy

Local communities in western Sydney are expected to feel the loss of international students this year, with COVID-19 restrictions not allowing their entry into the country.

How a local teen helped keep formals and graduations on track during pandemic

A local teenager has been recognised for her passion for keeping Year 12 formals and graduations on track despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

10 ways to get your child ready for school

Getting the kids ready for starting school or moving up a year can be daunting after the long summer holidays but a little bit of forward planning can help you and your children sail smoothly and calmly into the new school year.

Local school to build new playground thanks to grant

St Nicholas of Myra Primary School has been awarded $80,000 in funding for a new playground to be constructed for students.

School formals to go ahead

Year 12 students across NSW will be able to celebrate finishing school with COVID-19 safe graduation ceremonies and formals being allowed to take place during Term 4.

Labor says Mulgoa Rise school construction must be fast-tracked

School must be built sooner rather than later, Opposition says.