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All-school camp excites students

By Steph McNicol WANDONG Primary School students have embarked on an adventure this week, taking their entire school to a school camp at Campaspe Downs on Monday. Since regional Victoria entered step three of the State...

Youngster supports struggling community

NINE-YEAR-OLD Jaiden Showler of Wallan has shed a positive light on the COVID-19 pandemic by starting his own pantry of food, free to vulnerable people in the community. Using his own pocket money, Jaiden purchases...

Darraweit school welcomes back its students

DARRAWEIT Guim Primary School students had plenty to look forward to returning to school including seeing their friends and new football posts, according to principal Carol Booker. Ms Booker said it was good to have...

Children’s Week celebrations

COBAW Community Health and Riddells Creek Neighbourhood House will receive grants of up to $1000 so they can host free educational events and activities for Children’s Week 2020 celebrations. Cobaw Community Health will host a...

Community kindness marks a memorable celebration

By Steph McNicol A KILMORE mother was pleasantly surprised after she reached out to the community to help celebrate her son Archie’s fourth birthday last week. Cat Lefroy posted to a Facebook community group to find...

Pool registration reminder

WITH warmer months ahead, Whittlesea council has reminded property owners with a pool or spa that they must be registered with council by the end of October. As part of a new registration process, pool...

Community determined to stay connected

By Steph McNicol THE pandemic has brought out Mitchell residents’ creative ways of staying connected without contact, including a free library in Kilmore and a spoon village in Broadford. In late August, Kilmore resident and home...

Students improve school grounds

Wallan Environment Group and Wallan Primary School students planted more than 400 native plants to improve the school’s natural environment during a planting day last week. Students from the school’s on-site care and supervision program...

New science-based learning

St Patrick’s Primary School in Kilmore has released a list of science-related specialist classes for the 2021 school year. The science subjects will replace performing arts from the previous curriculum; performing arts will instead be...

Rock garden connects Whittlesea

By Steph McNicol A GARDEN of painted rocks has brightened a Whittlesea street, as young community members decorate rocks to add to the collection – which was started by resident Penny Johnson. Ms Johnson said she...