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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...

St Mary’s welcomes new preps

ABOUT 84,000 prep students started school last week, including St Mary’s Parish Primary School students in Whittlesea. St Mary’s principal Phillip Smith said it was an exciting time at the school. Mr Smith said the school...

Students’ spirits not dampened by rain

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk IT was a dreary and dribbly start to the school year last week, but after a confusing 2020 for many children, the cohort wasn’t disheartened by the weather.  “They arrived in the middle of...

Public pools open for summer

MACEDON Ranges Shire residents can grab their swimming gear and get ready for a visit to the pool, as Woodend and Lancefield outdoor pools have opened for the summer season. The two outdoor pools will...

Kemp’s Christmas competition

KEMP'S Bakery is in the Christmas spirit, inviting local schools to decorate shop windows at both its Kilmore and Wandong locations with a cash prize up for grabs. The five schools that entered the competition...

Wallara park set for renaming

THE community will be able to have its say on the name of a park in Wallan’s Wallara Waters estate following an issue with the original name. A new name was needed for the park...

Educator comes full circle at Whittlesea Children’s Centre

INSPIRED by her own early learning experiences, Teagan Brady has returned to her childhood kindergarten to educate the next generation of children in the Whittlesea township. Since opening its doors in December 1992, TRY Whittlesea...

$7 million community centre set for Wollert

WORK on a new Wollert East Community Centre has been given the green light after the City of Whittlesea awarded a tender for its construction at last month’s council meeting. The $7,253,964 project will be...

Tooborac school receives maths grant

TOOBORAC Primary School has received a $20,000 grant from education technology company Vivi to support the implementation of a new maths program aiming to increase students’ engagement and enjoyment. The Top Ten Maths program was...

Students celebrate 100th day of school

PREP students at St Mary’s Primary School Lancefield finally celebrated 100 days at school on Friday. While the day is normally celebrated in July, the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdown prevented the children from coming...