Education

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...

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...

Checkmates! Students make all the right moves

Students from schools across the Penrith region have come together to compete at the ninth annual Inter Schools Chess Tournament. The competition saw 11 primary...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Contract awarded for Penrith Public School upgrade

Students and teachers at Penrith Public School will benefit from an upgrade that will provide new classrooms and improved facilities. The construction contract has been...

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...

Changing lives one page at a time

Three local students have embarked on a quest and are helping those living with multiple sclerosis (MS), one page at a time. Lily Morris and...

Labor promises to air condition all Penrith schools

Opposition Leader Luke Foley has announced a Labor government would air condition some 600 schools as part of a $300 million investment. Mr Foley was...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Teachers to stop work to vote on new pay and conditions

Public school teachers across NSW will attend stop work meetings on Thursday, December 8. Teachers will be briefed about the details of negotiations for a...

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...

Kangaroos could be saved from cull

Penrith Anglican College (PAC) is set to bow to public pressure and relocate 15 large male kangaroos instead of killing them and burying them...