Elders visit Labertouche

Riley Green (left) and Owen Cummins gain an insight into the tools used to dig and crush food during a visit to Labertouche Primary School from local Aboriginal elders.

Local history and indigenous culture were explored at Labertouche Primary School when Aboriginal elders visited last week. The students were enthralled by stories of life at Jackson’s Track, learning to swim and fish in the Labertouche Creek, viewing artefacts and

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Writing shared

Estelle Eade shows her mum Sonya Eade some of her work at the Darnum Primary School writer’s café.

Darnum Primary School combined national bandanna day with its annual writer’s café recently. Students had spent the year working on a variety of writing topics, themes and stories before inviting guests including parents, grandparents and other relatives to share their

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Unusual walk to school

Enjoying a stroll around the farm are Ellinbank Primary School students (from left) Olivia Thorne, Harriet Etherington, Jim Thorne, Eli Twining, Archer Thorne, Thomas Moser and Erika Reynolds holding baby Everly.

October was ‘walk to school’ month and Ellinbank Primary School had an unusual way to walk to school. Every student from the school participated, along with several parents and the teachers. Baw Baw Shire Councillors Mikaela Power and Peter Kostos

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Crowned champion

St Paul’s year seven student Alexandar Mirkovic at the recent 2017 Taekwondo National Championships held in Bendigo.

Year seven St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School student Alexandar Mirkovic was crowned national champion for his division at the recent Taekwondo National Championships in Bendigo. Alexandar competed in the 34 to 37kg red belt 12-14-year-old males, winning his first fight

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Making friends with cops

Trafalgar Primary School students Mackenzie Rankin and Thomas Nelson learn talk about local policing with Leading Senior Constable Kevin Scouller.

Students at Trafalgar and Yarragon Primary schools have been fostering positive relationships with members of the local police force through the Copper in a Classroom program. The program, which has been a successful initiative at schools in Moe, aims to

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Chairo’s hockey success

Chairo Christian School’s senior hockey team won the School Sport Victoria state hockey final. Pictured back row from left James Neave, Declan Pepping, Blake Manintveld, Darcy Lewis, Harrison York, Isaac Young, Nathan Smith, front row Conner Gardner, Jacob York, Jed Young, Toby Taylor (goalie), Jarrod Smith (captain), Tom Taylor and Tim Piening.

Chairo Christian School’s senior boys’ hockey team recently won the School Sport Victoria state hockey final held at the Footscray Hockey Centre. Representing Gippsland, the team consisted of students from Years 9 to 12 students, including four sets of brothers,

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Schools join Tree Day

Yarragon Primary School students Zara and Jamie Buch plant a tree on the school’s grounds.

Continued beautification of Yarragon Primary School’s grounds provided the impetus for the school’s students taking part in a national tree day planting in drizzling rain on Friday morning. School principal Melissa Rock said students and families had joined to plant

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New kitchen garden

Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood, former Ellinbank Primary School students Hayden Young and Colbie Polman-Short join Baw Baw Shire deputy mayor Mikaela Power to inspect the school’s completed kitchen garden.

Ellinbank Primary School’s redevelopment of its school grounds reached another milestone on Friday, with the official opening of its new kitchen garden. As with a focus on continual academic improvement, the school grounds are beginning to take shape, centred around

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Courage to step up

Proudly wearing their “Upstander” bracelets after being inspired by the “Courage to Care” exhibition are Warragul Regional College students (from left) Sophie Anker, Toni Storey and Jessica Whelan.

Extraordinary acts of ordinary people during the Holocaust is inspiring local students to “step up and step in” against bullying and prejudice at Warragul Regional College. Interactive travelling exhibition “Courage to Care” is currently visiting Warragul Regional College to empower

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Native garden takes shape

Exploring the new native garden, pond and dry creek bed at Ellinbank Primary School are students (back, from left) Eli Twining, Jim Thorne, Jetta McLachlan, Erika Reynolds, Georgie Allen-Walters, Pippi Angst, (front, from left) Archer Thorne, Kye Reynolds, Layla Parke, Thomas Moser and Blake Stone.

The first stage of a sensory garden has been completed at Ellinbank Primary School, with completion of a native garden, pond and dry creek bed. The broader project will incorporate sensory and creative elements around the art room as well

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