Education

Wallan school makes way for new leaders

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Our Lady of the Way Primary School in Wallan has selected its school leaders from its largest cohort to date. Two school captains, two social justice and mission captains and eight house captains...

Cultural Diversity Week celebrates inclusivity

The City of Whittlesea is hosting a series of art, film, music and language events and workshops over the next fortnight, celebrating belonging, inclusivity and the municipality’s rich cultural and linguistic diversity. The program is...

Broadford school’s charity fundraiser

By Steph McNicol BROADFORD Secondary College banded together to raise more than $4000 for The World’s Greatest Shave on Friday, with four teachers and a student taking on the challenge. Building and construction teacher Greg Sharp...

St Patrick’s school to honour veterans

ST PATRICK’S Primary School, Kilmore, is calling for war veterans to be part of their creation of a ‘unique’ memorial space to honour people who fought in the war. The project will aim to incorporate...

GOTAFE welcomes students back to campus

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk GOTAFE students were welcomed onto campus for orientation week last week, signaling the start of the new academic year. The Wallan campus came alive again with students pouring in on Friday for a...

Broadford senior students excel

BROADFORD Secondary College students Kira Roberts and Mali Mountney will extend themselves in their final year of schooling by taking on an ‘eye-opening’ course via La Trobe University. The human bioscience course is part of...

Mentor program to help develop youth

A YOUTH mentorship program implemented at schools Australia-wide has proved a success, according to Whittlesea Secondary College wellbeing team member Stephen Macpherson. The Raise Youth Mentoring program is a youth mentoring movement aiming to impact...

Whittlesea students support bread tag blitz

By Colin MacGillivray THE Whittlesea township has embraced the power of recycling to help make a difference to the lives of people with disabilities. Students and families from Whittlesea Primary School, St Mary’s Parish Primary School...

Council take charge of Seymour preschool

MITCHELL Shire Council will take charge of operating Seymour Preschool Centre after councillors voted in favour of a dissolution of trust last week. The preschool has been operated by a committee of management under a...

Thousands of items donated to Puckapunyal school after fire

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk A Puckapunyal Primary School parent has dedicated the summer holidays to collecting books and other resources to replace items lost in a fire at the school in December.  Melissa Hall, who has two...