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Big Group Hug calls to donate coats for kids in need

Not-for-profit organisation Big Group Hug is calling for people to donate preloved winter clothes for its Coats4Kids Campaign, which will run until July 31. Big Group Hug provides pre-loved material aid to families in need,...

Romsey Primary School market to teach students about economics

ROMSEY Primary School will tomorrow host a night market, giving students an opportunity to work as a business to complement their in-class learning. Organised by years five and six students, the market will provide an...

Flow-on effects of childcare shortage in the Macedon Ranges and Mitchell shires

Wandong-Heathcote Junction, Romsey and Riddells Creek are the towns with the greatest shortage of childcare places in the region. 'The Deserts and oases: How accessible is childcare in Australia?' report, by the Mitchell Institute at...

Wallan Homework Club supports secondary students

By Tricia Mifsud RETURNING to face-to-face learning this year will undoubtedly cause a mix of emotions in students, but services including Wallan’s Homework Club are ensuring there is support for those needing it. The homework club...

School life begins for prep students

A NEW journey for the state’s youngest school students began last week as foundation, or prep, students put their school uniforms on and headed into classrooms for the first time. There were many mixed reports...

Sponsorship a key focus for inaugural Big Group Hug chief executive

By Tricia Mifsud Big Group Hug has appointed its inaugural chief executive Bernadene Voss to lead the not-for-profit organisation into a new era. Big Group Hug, an organisation that responds to the needs of vulnerable children...

Beveridge author publishes first book

By Max Davies Beveridge author Chris Barber published his first book last month, with the children’s book exploring themes of independent decision making and sharing learnings that come as a parent. Sparkle Light Lollipop Girl: The...

St Patrick’s Primary School, Kilmore, unveils veterans project

ST PATRICK’S Primary School’s veteran project was unveiled last week, with students commemorating and remembering the service of veterans. The science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics, STEAM, project started earlier this year at the...

Doreen: Orchard Road kinder’s funding boost

DOREEN'S Orchard Road Community and Early Learning Centre will receive a boost to its facilities following the announcement of a $77,808 grant. Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green last week visited the centre to announce...

Kilmore Community Centre celebrates Children’s Week through art

Children at the Kilmore Community Centre worked together to reflect this year’s Children’s Week theme - that children have the right to choose their friends and safely connect with others. During Children’s Week in late...