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Category: Education

Kindergarten class of 2021 begin their transition

Holy Cross Primary School’s 2021 Kindergarten class want two questions answered before starting big school next year.  “Does the canteen sell ham and cheese toasties?” and “What happens if a bird bites me at...

GALLERY: Windale Public School wins national award

Windale Public School is in “party mode” after securing a prestigious national honour. The Hunter educational facility has shown it leads the way in helping children learn through play, courtesy of an award-winning...

University researchers receive funding boost

Four University of Newcastle researchers will benefit from a substantial funding boost. Dr Elizabeth Bromfield, Dr Stephan Tornier, Dr Umit Kurt and Dr Jessica Allen have received more than $1.6m in grants from...

Schoolies urged to stay COVID-safe

Hunter 'schoolies' are being urged to stay COVID-safe ahead of end of school celebrations.  School leavers from across Newcastle, and surrounding regions, are due to arrive in Byron Bay and other parts of...

Minmi students feature in online exhibition

Three students from Minmi Public School have been lucky enough to feature in an online exhibition after they submitted artworks to a statewide challenge. Year 5 student Lily Dollin and Year 6...

Students making a difference from the ground up

St Mary’s Catholic College at Gateshead is one of the most environmentally friendly schools in the region. Staff and students were recognised this week as the school took out one of the top...

New program to help the transition to university

For Year 12 students, this year has been more challenging than expected. Many high school teachers have expressed their concern that students might not be as prepared as they should be for the...

Good luck: An open letter to HSC students from Gerard Mowbray

When St Francis Xavier's College student Charlie Hawke was asked how he felt Year 12 students were coping during COVID-19, his response was that they were doing okay because it was unlike...

Year 12 students receive A-list encouragement

Celebrities, athletes and musicians are among the many Australians sending good luck messages to the Class of 2020 as they prepare for their HSC exams this week. The NSW Education department initiative includes...

Early childhood educator’s big win

An early childhood education trainee in Cardiff South has taken out this year’s People’s Choice Award for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year at the 2020 NSW Training Awards. Raymond...

Construction starts on learning centre

Construction on a new multi-million-dollar TAFE centre has started today in a bid to expand and enhance educational opportunities for students across the region. The Tomaree Connected Learning Centre (CLC) is expected to...

Increased casual teacher numbers for 2021

Regional schools are set to get a helping hand next month with casual teachers remaining at the ready for any last-minute learning. Up to 12 casual teachers will be employed permanently to cover...

Mural art helps teens think outside the box

A giant platypus marks the start of a school art project that is the product of a Newcastle artist thinking outside the box. Launched at Warner’s Bay High School on Wednesday, Mural in...

Sun-savvy students in a class of their own

Sun-savvy school students are being asked to design a winning shady space for learning this spring in a bid to reduce rates of skin cancer in future generations. Using a set of new...

Year 12 students say 2020 has “brought them closer”

Kotara High School captains Heath Goodman and Meg Donnan say being a Year 12 student in 2020 has meant learning lessons that extend beyond the classroom. Forfeiting excursions, camps, Schoolies, sporting events and...

Hunter student in running for Fred Hollows award

Vienna Outram has been bringing a smile to the face of strangers from the day she was born. Her mother, Sarah Purvis, says the Year 6 Belmont Primary School student has been a...

Formals back on the calendar in NSW schools

By this Friday, 11 September, all schools across NSW will have received the COVID-19 safety plan guidance for Year 12 graduations and formals. After initial resilience, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has agreed to...

A celebration of Indigenous language, literacy

Celebrations will take place across the country tomorrow (Wednesday 2 September) as part of a nod to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language and literacy. Indigenous Literacy Day will be held virtually this...

Virtual event to share post-school options for students

A new virtual event is set to equip local career advisors, teachers, and principals with the most up-to-date advice about school-based and post-HSC options for their students. The online TAFE NSW Career Advisor...

Money challenge supports students during tough time

COVID-19 has affected high school students across the Hunter in different ways but, for some, it has meant reduced work hours or losing their job entirely.   Hunter School of Performing Arts' (HSPA) Head...

Study, stress and sandwiches: the class of COVID

Mackenzie Smith says being a Year 12 student during a global pandemic comes with an array of emotions. On the one hand, says the teenager, you feel an uncertainty about the future, but...
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