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Public speakers make Victorian Legacy Junior Public Speaking state final

THROUGH TO FINAL: Ararat College’s James Mullin after his Legacy public speaking win.

Ararat College year-eight student James Mullin will join Nhill Secondary College’s Zara Clark at Victorian Legacy Junior Public Speaking Awards in Melbourne on October 22. The pair will compete against the state’s best at the Shrine of Remembrance. James and Zara won their way through to the state final with success at a preliminary final […]

Bright Sparks share knowledge at St Brigid’s

HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE: Shanese Brown participates in a science Bright Sparks program for ‘gifted, talented or highly interested’ students at St Brigid’s College. 

Students from Horsham schools have come together to further develop their skills through a series of hands-on workshops. St Brigid’s College ran a second instalment of its Bright Sparks program in term three following a successful introduction in term two. Throughout four weeks, grade five and six students from Ss Michael and John’s, Horsham West, […]

Stawell schools appoint chaplain

Stawell and Stawell West primary schools have pooled resources to appoint a chaplain to help ensure the wellbeing of staff, students and visitors. Michael Lewis’s appointment as chaplain coincides with the schools’ aim to develop a culture of care and compassion. Chaplains can provide programs and events for students and staff, a listening ear and […]

PHOTOS | Horsham Primary School students to celebrate culture

Lilly Madex; Piper Williams; Tyra King; Camellia Clark; Lilly Cincotta; Roseallina Clarke;  Back from left:  Brody King; Kane James; Josiah Manu; Jenna Houslow; Carl Purcell; Kristal Hounslow;  Ashley Cincotta; Lilly Sternberg; Nola Willshire. Horsham Primary School Nyupun excursion to the Police Paddocks.

Horsham Primary School students will showcase what they have learnt through this year’s Nyupun program at an end-of-term picnic and assembly on Friday. The program is the result of a partnership between the school, Goolum Goolum Aboriginal Co-operative, Wimmera Catchment Management Authority and Parks Victoria. Sixteen indigenous students from years three to six will present […]

Government boosts TAFE in Stawell and Ararat

The State Government has continued to provide financial backing for the Ripon electorate cities of Stawell and Ararat, this time through its support of Victoria’s TAFE training program. The government has promised that students in Stawell district will have access to more TAFE training based on a new partnership between South West TAFE and major […]

Wimmera Southern Mallee LLEN among awards finalists

BY SARAH SCULLY Wimmera Southern Mallee LLEN is up for an Awards Australia Community Group of the Year Award after winning recognition for its youth mentoring and education services. The LLEN – Local Learning and Employment Network – supports disadvantaged young people to remain engaged in education or transition to employment. WSMLLEN executive officer Tim Shaw […]

Book drought for next Horsham chaplaincy book fair

After hosting its most successful book fair on record in May, the Horsham College Chaplaincy Committee finds itself with a shortage of books for its upcoming major fundraiser.   The next book fair is set for the final weekend in October – rather than its usual mid-November time slot – and organisers are keen to get […]

Sea of pink to show support at Horsham West

Horsham West Primary School was awash with the colour pink as staff and students enjoyed an out-of-uniform day to raise money for Breast Cancer Network Australia. The Junior School Council organised the fundraiser. Co-ordinator Michelle Smith organised a pink finger-bun drive through Bakers Delight and $2 from each packet sold was donated to breast cancer […]

Warracknabeal Primary School actors to hit the stage for Hamish and Gertrude

PERFORMANCE PREPARATION: Warracknabeal Primary School students are honing their performances ahead of the opening of this year’s school production, Hamish and Gertrude. Teacher Jane Salter said Hamish and Gertrude was a ‘reimagined fairy tale’ based on the popular Hansel and Gretel story by the Brothers Grimm. “It features a range of other fairy-tale characters incorporated […]

Young authors launch dual-language books at Nhill

Nhill Lutheran School student authors have launched another series of dual-language Karen-English children’s books. The authors symbolically ‘launched’ their books by releasing them in the school’s assembly hall, attached to a helium balloon. Hindmarsh Shire councillor Debra Nelson launched the latest series of books, which follows on from an inaugural series published in 2016. Of […]


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