Thorpdale Primary School creates Kindness Station

Thorpdale primary school students Chace Mara, Indie Earle, Kane Earle, Brax Mara and Seth Earle showcase some of the donations to the school’s Kindness Station.

An act of kindness by Thorpdale Primary School to create some positivity in the current challenging times has snowballed across the community. Building on an idea by teacher Alice Kenneth, students and staff created a “Kindness Station” near the entrance

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Marist Sion hold first Anti-Racism Day

Marist students gathered to hold the first Anti-Racism Day last week.

A video in which students shared their experiences of racism began discussions and learnings at Marist Sion College during its first Anti-Racism Day on Thursday. College captains Kalai Sathyaseelan and Ethan Miller came up with the idea of a day

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Remote learning begins for students in the region

Showing their current project whilst learning remotely at home with Yael Sakker are Warragul Primary School students Gwen Gilchrist, Maya Christensen and Bob Gilchrist.

Warragul resident Yael Sakker is guiding three early primary school students through remote learning with the focus of teaching something every day, whether from the school program or general life. Yael said day one with two grade twos, including the

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Longwarry students participate in colour run

Longwarry Primary students Braith and Zac enjoy the colour run course.

On Friday 20 March Longwarry Primary School students participated in a day of activities for the National Day of Action (NDA) against Bullying and Violence. In class students created posters, made chatterboxes and wrote postcards with anti-bullying suggestions. After recess,

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Family gives back to fledgling nation

Trudey, Medina, Trisha and George Oling helped oversee the building of the new school.

An 11-kilometre school commute is not remarkable in the Baw Baw Shire with students often travelling twice that distance by bus or car every day. However, in an East African country which is only eight years old and still recovering

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Quick thinking staff save Drouin student after snake bite

Deakin Hawke, back at Drouin primary school after almost dying from snake bite on a school camp trip to Canberra, and his forever grateful parents Lee and Teneille (front left) with the school staff that played big roles in saving him, from left, principal Brad Wheller, Candie Ellis-Williams, Dave Janssen, Rachel O’Dwyer, Jake Harper and Jo-Anne Kondo.

Drouin parents Lee and Teneille Hawke got the type of ‘phone call in late October that all parents dread. It was from the principal of Drouin Primary School Brad Wheller telling them that their 12 year-old son Deakin was just

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Buln Primary takes on walk initiative

Maya McDonald was the first recipient of a prize pack for her walking efforts.

This month, you might see some of Buln Buln Primary School’s students walking along the leafy footpath towards class each morning. Every October, VicHealth encourages students to walk, ride or scoot to school to help them learn about healthy habits

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RDA receives generous donation

L/R - Lyn Link (Coach), Maureen Cogo, Barbara Vogler, Hanah Sempel on "Barney", Les Davidson (President RDA), Jenny Smith, Bernard Doherty (Volunteer), Geoff Osborne (Volunteer)

Warragul’s Riding for the Disabled has been gifted a donation of $5000 thanks to long-time supporter Barbara Vogler and the Warragul Downtowner. Barbara, a member of the Downtowner, swiped her card and found a promotion was on offer. She was

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Former Yarragon Primary School site retained

Yarragon residents rejoice as the decision to purchase the land for community use was announced this week.

The former Yarragon Primary School site will be retained for community use, but Baw Baw Shire does not know at what cost. Council has agreed to purchase the Rollo St property “at a price to be negotiated with the valuer

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