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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...

Sonia’s hoping to lessen back to school blues

Returning to school after the holiday break is a nervous time for kids but it can also be a very expensive occasion for parents.  So, Wallsend MP Sonia Hornery has come forward to...

Newcastle students embrace STEM experience

Newcastle students joined hundreds of others from throughout Australia to participate in the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) this week. Local pupils acquired their taste of the fantastic STEM opportunities on offer in...

University ends year on winning note

The University of Newcastle (UoN) will end the year on a high, with an author and students winning big. Professor Sarah Wright, a human geographer from the UoN, is a member of a...

Tutoring program helps Kiara finish Year 6

Kiara Byrnes will start high school next year, but it is something that may not have been possible without a special tutoring program. The 11-year-old battled illness and treatment for much of her...

Talented teens achieve notable ATAR results

Josie Witherdin has proven she is a remarkable young woman. The now former Year 12 St Joseph’s Catholic College Lochinvar student has just received an ATAR of 99.3%. Named in the Top 20 in...

Public schools fair well in 2020 HSC

Newcastle's Merewether High School was the most successful non-Sydney based school to feature among the HSC honours announced this week. The learning hub in Broadmeadow secured two 2020 First in Course awards, making...

University of Newcastle launches new speech pathology scholarship

A new University of Newcastle scholarship is aiming to provide educational opportunities to Indigenous scholars going into the field of speech pathology. The scholarship will provide students with $12,000 over a three-year period,...

Hunter students debate with the best

Hunter and Central Coast schools have dominated the prestigious annual NSW Premier’s Debating Challenge, with first and runners up placings. Callaghan College Waratah’s debating team of four Year 8 students claimed the state...

A uni graduation like no other

There is light at the end of the tunnel for 550 students who will celebrate the culmination of their studies at the University of Newcastle Callaghan graduation ceremonies this week. In an adapted...

NSW TAFE to reskill Hunter locals

TAFE NSW will play a leading role in helping Hunter residents to reskill for the jobs of the future as part of a landmark NSW Government initiative, according to the organisation’s managing...

Vegan burger: Rylan’s recipe for success

Rylan McElhone enjoys growing and cooking his own food, he is passionate about the plight of animals, and is interested in learning about sustainable food production. The St Mary’s Primary School Warners Bay...

BMG launches scholarship program to support Indigenous students

It represents Australian artists and songwriters like Peking Duk, Chet Faker, Crowded House and Tim Minchin, and now Indigenous students enrolled in the University of Newcastle’s School of Creative Industries will have...

International recognition for Uni’s green initiatives

The University of Newcastle recently picked up three of the eight 2020 Australasian Green Gown Awards in the categories of climate action, benefiting society and student engagement. The institution’s efforts to become a...

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...
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