Education

Need for tech sees back to school costs soar

The back to school shopping trip is no longer just about pens, pencils and new exercise books. Local parents are forking out thousands of dollars...

Incredible family hasn’t missed a single day of school

Between the medical appointments, family holidays or just the bad luck of getting sick, there's so many factors throughout a school year that lead...

Local student takes home top public speaking prize

Vice Captain of Wollemi College in Werrington, Nathan Bartolo, has taken the top prize at the Catholic Schools Public Speaking competition. Last month over 700...

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...

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,...

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...

Tech brings kids together

While technology has both pros and cons, there is no doubt that one of its positives is the power it has to bring people...

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...

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...

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...

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...

New science school for Luddenham

Luddenham will be home to the country's first STEM-focused school which will be built inside Sydney Science Park. Officially announced today by NSW Premier Gladys...

Students get a taste of the real world

Confidence is key for the next generation of job hunters, and Jamison High School students are bursting with it following their ‘work ready’ project...

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...

Losing their religion: Local researcher looks into rise in atheism

A researcher at Western Sydney University (WSU) Werrington is looking into why people choose to dump their religion, and become active atheists. In the 100 years...

Students get insight into dairy industry

Henry Fulton Public School students say they have enjoyed learning about dairy thanks to their class pet, ‘Mooranda’. Mooranda, a life-size fibreglass cow, was given...

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...

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...

Putting students in the driver’s seat

The next Henry Ford or Edward Holden could come from Penrith Christian School as students begin a six month program where they will design...

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...