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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Marist reduce waste

Pandora Frake, Michelle Lilford and Benjamin Campbell are leading change towards an environmentally friendly Marist Sion College.

Marist Sion College, Warragul is taking steps to ensure it is environmentally friendly through several recent initiatives. Tammy Logan of Gippsland Unwrapped recently delivered a presentation to year nine students to educate them on effective ways to reduce the amount

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A whole lot of mudder

Olivia Ambler gets set for a sprint to the finish.

With usual instruction to keep their school uniform clean, the opportunity to get muddy is not one to be passed up by students at Yarragon Primary School. The school recently held its fourth annual Tough Mudder event with glorious weather

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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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