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Tooborac Primary School welcomes new furry addition

TOOBORAC Primary School has welcomed the arrival of its newest member, Duke, a seeing eye dog in training. Teacher Cheryl Ward has been a volunteer with Vision Australia since 2019, and in that time has...

Lancefield Primary opens new outdoor learning space

Lancefield Primary School has opened its new bush learning play area, with a focus on Indigenous flora and fauna and space for outdoor classes. Wrapping around the south-east corner of the school, the space features...

City of Whittlesea charity raises $80,000 in 24 hours

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk A City of Whittlesea-based charity supporting vulnerable children Victoria-wide raised $80,000 at a fundraiser on Friday. For 24 hours, all donations to Big Group Hug were doubled by ‘match leaders’ – businesses and...

State Budget 2021: Gisborne Secondary gets $13 million, wins for mental health and animal...

By Colin MacGillivray Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas has hailed the announcement of $12.93 million for Gisborne Secondary College in last week’s state budget as a win for the entire region. The school will use the...

Kindergarten gets ‘mind-blowing’ $255,000 new playground

Kindergarten children couldn’t wait to cut the ribbon when Mill Park Heights Childcare Centre officially opened its new outdoor learning space and play area last week. The 1137-square-metre space was gutted and relandscaped to include...

‘Ecotherapy’ park – with climbing forest and arts hub – coming to Macedon Ranges

Romsey will soon have a completed multipurpose nature park, following the announcement of a $615,000 State Government grant. The Romsey Ecotherapy Park is being delivered in three stages, with the final stage adding a Woodland...

Primary students in Kilmore to start year seven subjects in second half of year...

For many students the transition from year six to year seven is a time of mixed emotions with the excitement of a new school, new friendships and experiences. But it can also come with a...

Wallan, Doreen, Upper Plenty schools receive funding for inclusive play spaces

Schools in Wallan and Upper Plenty have received State Government funding to help them become more inclusive of different abilities. In its sixth round of funding, the Inclusive Schools Fund will contribute more than $12...

Wallan Secondary’s annual Book Week incorporates language and culture studies

By Colin MacGillivray WALLAN Secondary College students and staff emulated their literary heroes and immersed themselves in cultural activities last week as part of the school’s Languages Week program. The school organised fun-filled activities for students...

Tooborac Primary School to get $1.1 million upgrade

Planning work is underway to provide a $1.1 million upgrade to Tooborac Primary School. The project aims to modernise the school. Architects will work with school leaders to ensure the upgrade helps achieve their educational...