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New era for Whittlesea Youth Advisory Committee

The City of Whittlesea’s Youth Advisory Committee will receive funding and a refreshed terms of reference to help the body become more youth-oriented. At last week’s council meeting, administrators voted in favour of upgrades to...

Art to engage Romsey youth

By Colin MacGillivray AN innovative Romsey Neighbourhood House program will attempt to engage the town’s young people through the medium of graffiti art. Romsey leaders and police organised a youth forum in the town last month...

Broadford Secondary College launches Fathering Project

BROADFORD Secondary College will implement an initiative for the first time, a project aiming to bring together fathers of the community to create a support network for parents and guardians. The initiative, The Fathering Project,...

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...

Pool opening extended

Macedon Ranges Shire Council will keep its outdoor pools at Lancefield and Woodend open for an additional two weeks – closing on Sunday. Due to the ‘significantly lower than normal temperature range’ during the summer...

Wallan Youth Hub opens

A $1.74-million one-stop-shop providing essential youth support is now open in Wallan. The Bridge Youth Service will manage the facility, providing a suite of services as well as assisting other providers outreaching to the area. Services...

Council calls for community collaboration

MACEDON Ranges Shire Council thanked Romsey residents who attended a community forum last month to discuss ‘multi-faceted’ issues and said a community approach was essential. The forum, hosted by Victoria Police, came to be after...

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...