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Howard, Gillard honoured at Newcastle graduations

Two former Australian Prime Ministers were honoured this week by the University of Newcastle for their contributions to the nation. The honourable John Howard OM AC SSI and Julia Gillard AC were recipients...

Hunter MPs lambast government over ‘school over-crowding’

Wallsend state MP Sonia Hornery is the latest Hunter politician to take a swipe at the NSW Government over “school over-crowding” in her electorate. Charlestown counterpart Jodie Harrison first aired concerns about the...

Celebrations are in order for Newcastle’s latest Uni graduates

It's a momentous occasion finishing your university studies but, thanks to COVID-19, many graduates have missed out on the opportunity to attend a graduation ceremony. However, today more than 1550 people from...

TAFE NSW, Anglican Care join forces to upskill workers

A partnership between TAFE NSW and Anglican Care in the Hunter is helping employees kick-start careers in Enrolled Nursing. The Anglican Care workers recently participated in a Foundation Skills for Your Future Program...

Tackling the torment of bullying, from the Buddy Bench

More than 75% of mental health issues occur before the age of 25, with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) one of the most severe consequences of bullying. Recent Australian studies reveal that at...

Now is the time, says Lord Mayor

Novocastrians are being asked to have their say on the city’s future as the council prepares a new Community Strategic Plan. The new plan, Newcastle 2040, is the city’s contract between the community...

Students make a difference one container at a time

How many recyclables do you send to landfill?  It’s a question most of us could not precisely answer but for Glendore Public School saving more than 47,000 poppers, cans and bottles from its...

‘Grab for cash’ puts Scone TAFE’s future at risk

The NSW Teachers Federation has slammed the NSW Government’s decision to sell Scone TAFE to Racing NSW. Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee confirmed this week a deal was made with...

Medowie’s ‘missing’ public high school nothing but neglect, says Teachers Federation

The NSW Teachers Federation has lashed out at the NSW Government over its abandonment of public education in Medowie. The union’s president, Angelo Gavrielatos, visited the region on Friday 26 March, backing the...

Teenagers find a world of Harmony at San Clemente

Diversity, inclusivity, respect and a sense of belonging. These four things are the pillars for Harmony Week (15 to 21 March) – a national event that celebrates Australia’s multiculturalism. For San Clemente...

MSN scholarships making a difference to students’ lives

A total of 37 Hunter students were honoured today at the annual Mentor Support Network (MSN) scholarship presentation at the Newcastle Harness Racing Club. The pupils represented a number of regional schools and...

Plant-based preschool to provide a sustainable approach

A new preschool is set to provide an ethos of environmental responsibility. The Barnsley-based Sustainable Play Preschool will open this autumn and hopes to share the ideas of sustainable living and plant-based eating...

Screen time delaying school start, research finds

Too much screen time is leaving children behind when it comes to starting school. Findings released this week show modern lifestyles are causing significant developmental delays in Australian youngsters. Researchers at the University of...

Warners Bay High student backs MP’s over-crowding campaign

A Warners Bay High student has thrown her support behind Charlestown state MP Jodie Harrison’s campaign to eradicate over-crowding in her electorate’s schools. The local Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Learning was recently...

‘COVID new normal’ for returning Newcastle Uni students

The University of Newcastle greeted new students to its campuses today, via a series of welcome addresses, tours, demonstrations and social gatherings. The traditional event, known as Orientation or ‘O’ Week, is aimed...

TAFE NSW Hunter Street launches cultural arts course

TAFE NSW Hunter Street will launch a new course focused on developing cultural art skills for a career in the growing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts sector. The Certificate II in Aboriginal...

Hamilton South Public School welcomes new principal

Making sure that every child is known, valued and cared for: that is the goal for Hamilton South Public School’s newest principal.  Mark Warren, who has been teaching for 15 years, started his...

Harrison concerned about school ‘over-crowding’ in electorate

“I firmly believe every child has the right to a quality, local public education.” And, Charlestown MP Jodie Harrison is going to fight tooth and nail to ensure students in her electorate receive...

Hornery blasts local high school bus cut

Wallsend MP Sonia Hornery has blasted the NSW Government for a decision, which will penalise high school students in her electorate. The state local member is calling on the Minister for Transport and...

Triple-double: Twins among Kindergarten boom

A Hunter school is in a class of its own after recording a 61% rise in Kindergarten enrolments.Three sets of twins – Willow and Nate Stewart, Audrey and Charlotte Lawton, and Charlotte...

Vacy boy’s long, stellar career honoured

Dr Don Stammer is a living rebuke to George Bernard Shaw’s quip, “Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach”. He’s one of the latest recipients of a University of New England Honorary...
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