Lest we Forget

Longwarry Primary School students proudly participated in the town’s Remembrance Day service on Friday. Archer Bortase places some flowers at the Longwarry cenotaph.

Hundreds of people gathered at war memorials across West Gippsland on Friday for Remembrance Day commemorations. Most services observed a minute’s silence at 11am which marks the end of hostilities in World War I following more than four years of

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Thrills and spills in new playground

Enjoying the “Venti” which includes 20 different play activities and challenges are (from left): Daniel Decrescenzo, Liam McConnell, Tim Read and Michael Davies.

Warragul Specialist School students are revelling in new challenges in their redesigned playground. The school’s occupational therapist Anne Collins said the school was initially just looking to update its play equipment but ended up with a complete revamp that aims

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Jindivick is the best school in Australia

What a feeling: Alexandra Aubray, Kira King, Isaac Gallo and Ned Leahy celebrate in front of their fellow pupils at Jindivick Primary School.

Jindivick Primary School has been judged the most improved of more than 6000 primary schools across Australia in its NAPLAN results. The ranking, reported in The Australian’s Your School supplement, is based on the improvement in NAPLAN results between the

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Ripplebrook bridges generations

Ripplebrook Primary School student Wilbur Casey reads to Carolyn Pugh.

Ripplebrook Primary School is bridging the generations under a unique new reading program. Ripplebrook Primary School, just 13kms from Drouin with a current student population of 40, invited residents from Lyrebird Village, Drouin to visit monthly to help students practice

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Mini Olympics at Yarragon

Yarragon Primary School students (from left): Hayley Holm, Matilda Jefford, Makaylah Bush and Stevylea Symes at the Olympic Games day.

As a celebration of the start of the Rio Olympic Games, all children at Yarragon Primary School took part in a tabloid sports carnival. The Year 6 students in the school were responsible for planning and coordinating the activities, while

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Darcy serves to success

After playing tennis since the age of six, St Paul’s student Darcy Nicholls won the boys singles 12 and under event at the Victorian Schoolboy and Schoolgirl Championships.

Darcy Nicholls served his way to success in the boys 12 and under singles of the recent Victorian Schoolboy and Schoolgirl Championships. The championships, held at the Boroondara Tennis Centre in North Balwyn, were part of the Silver Series Junior

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Major trophies for Marist

Marist Sion College student Wilson McGillivray in full flight at the 43rd Australian Marist Cricket Carnival in Sydney last week.

Sean Masterson and Wilson McGillivray led the way for Marist Sion College at the 43rd Australian Marist Cricket Carnival held in Sydney last week. In a wonderful performance the college collected two of the three major individual trophies, with Masterson

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Tradies for a day

Mark Phillips shows some beginner plumbing techniques to Jindivick Primary School students Brayden Rintoule, Riley Fell and Flynn Pallot.

Warragul & Drouin Gazette, December 15, 2015 Jindivick’s grade six students have had the opportunity to see first-hand a range of trades pursuits during “tradie for a day” sessions. Students from around West Gippsland have participated in the program, hosted

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Cooper Alger wins gold

Cooper Alger returned from the Pacific School Games with a gold medal.

Warragul North Primary School student Cooper Alger has returned from the Pacific School Games in Adelaide as a gold medallist. Selected as vice captain in the School Sports Victoria under 12 basketball team, Cooper was the only player from country

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Tradie for a day

Sine Salt, left, and Roseanne Scott garnered some carpentry tips from Steve Kittelty.  Photo: Lauren Murphy

West Gippsland Trader, December 10, 2015 Nilma Primary School grade six students joined their counterparts from around the region at a “tradie for a day” program at Baw Baw Skills Centre in Warragul.

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