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Humanity award for Ella Officer

AWARD: Ella Officer with her Fred Hollows Foundation award. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Horsham Ss Michael and John Primary School student Ella Officer, 12, has won national recognition for her ‘compassion, integrity and kindness’. The year-six student and school captain received a ‘Highly Commended’ at Fred Hollows Humanity Awards presentation at Melbourne Town Hall on Monday. Ella was nominated for her efforts in raising more than $4000 for […]

New captains at Marian College for 2019

Ararat Marian College students Ned Parsons and Alanna McFarlane have secured college captain roles for 2019. Ned started year seven at Marian College in 2014, coming from St Mary’s Primary School. He said his goal as a captain was to make everyone feel welcome. “2019 is the year of hospitality and I wish that, not […]

Final touches to Marian College ceramic poppy display

Year seven students at Ararat’s Marian College will plant the last of more than 1000 ceramic Legacy poppies outside Ararat RSL today. The students have been making and placing poppies at the RSL all year as part of a school art project commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. The […]

Extra support for nursing students at Fed Uni Horsham campus

Federation University Australia will offer Bachelor of Nursing students more face-to-face classes in Horsham from next year. The university’s nursing academic staff from Ballarat will run intensive learning blocks once a semester at the Wimmera campus. The learning blocks will focus on the practical and clinical elements for first and second-year Bachelor of Nursing students. […]

Opportunity to take to the sky at Horsham Flying Club open day

Prospective pilots and aspiring aviators are invited to Horsham Flying Club on Saturday to give gliding a go. President Michael Sudholz said the club was trying to recruit new members and anyone interested in taking up gliding was welcome. He said there was a particular emphasis on getting more female pilots to join the club. […]

Accolades for Nhill speaker Zara Clark

Wimmera Legacy leaders have praised Nhill College student Zara Clark after her performance in a Legacy Junior Public Speaking state final in Melbourne. Zara, 14, was one of 12 finalists to compete at the Shrine of Remembrance Education Centre. Wimmera Legacy president Neville Smith, who attended the final, said Zara’s two speeches were outstanding. “But […]

PHOTOS | Hands-on Questacon pop-up science circus a hit in Horsham

Merrilyn McKee helps Brett Hoppenbrouwer hold fire at a Questacon Science Circus at Horsham Town Hall.

Hundreds of people from across the Wimmera and Mallee descended on Horsham Town Hall for hands-on science experience on Tuesday afternoon. The pop-up science centre, part of a Shell Questacon Science Circus tour, included more than 40 hands-on exhibits. Organisers said the town hall came alive with excitement and laughter as children, adults and seniors […]

VIDEO: Horsham College students talk about the English exam

Students from across the state have completed the VCE English exam. Horsham College students were mostly happy with how they went.

Horsham College principal Rob Pyers tops state awards

Horsham College principal Rob Pyers accepts the outstanding secondary principal award from James Merlino at the Victorian Education Excellence Awards.

Horsham College principal Rob Pyers has won statewide recognition for leading ‘a major revival’ of the school during the past five years. Mr Pyers claimed the state’s Outstanding Secondary Principal category at prestigious Victorian Education Excellence Awards. The award, which placed him at the pinnacle of Victorian secondary school leadership, was based on his direction […]

Holy Trinity Lutheran College ‘Littlegetix’ team claims gold

Hard work and dedication have paid off for Horsham Holy Trinity Lutheran College schoolaerobics participants, who tasted success in the final competition of the 2018 season in Geelong. The college’s Littlegetix team – comprising students from grades two and three – claimed gold in its one and only competition of the year, while the Energetix girls […]


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