Education

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...

Architect appointed as new school at Jordan Springs becomes closer to reality

Concept designs for the new Jordan Springs Primary School have been released and an architect for the project has been appointed. The State Government has...

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...

Pre-election education promise questioned

Jordan Spring residents are furious there is still no funding allocated for a primary school, claiming they were told the school would be completed...

Kids reach the Stars with new language program

Local kids can connect with a culture over 9,000km away through a playgroup that is delivered almost entirely in Chinese. Mandarin Stars, a language program...

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...

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 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...

State-of-the-art science centre in our backyard

Penrith youth could have access to a multi-million dollar science centre right in their backyard. A new Western Sydney Science Centre planned for Western Sydney University’s (WSU) Kingswood Campus,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Chris shows off his worldly skills

21-year-old Chris Roberts is new to the landscaping world, but he could just be skilled enough to dominate it. The third-year TAFE student and Kingswood...

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...