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Stumpy the story dog opens a world of reading

Pupils who were previously unable to read even short stories have started new chapters in their lives, thanks to a three-legged dog named Stumpy. The...

Long-standing principal celebrates 40 years

When Sunbury College principal Stephen Smith started as a teacher at Noble Park Secondary College 40 years ago, he was always in it for...

Salesian’s all ears to students’ needs

The door to an inclusive education is being opened to students who are deaf or losing their hearing, thanks to a new partnership at...

Premier spruiks Kismet Park upgrades

Sunbury’s Kismet Park Primary School will be given the facilities needed to ensure its pupils get the best possible start in life, Premier Daniel...

Training program leaves no youth behind

Young people living in Broadmeadows who have been “left behind” will get more help accessing vocational training and employment as part of a new...

$4m upgrade for specialist school

Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Specialist School will receive $4 million in this week’s state budget as part of a $155.8 million package to upgrade...

Local schools may lose $40m in Gonski cuts

Labor MPs have slammed the federal government’s failure to commit to the final two years of Gonski education reforms, saying $39.7 million will be...

New push for dedicated special school

A support group is involved in talks that may lead to the creation of a dedicated specialist school at Kyneton. Macedon Ranges Central Victorian Autism...

‘Ni hao’ for knee-high students

Pre-schoolers and primary school pupils can say ‘ni hao’ (hello) to Chinese language and story-time programs in Sunbury. Children can join teacher Ying Meng for...

Kyneton school opens new learning centre

Students at Kyneton’s Sacred Heart College will gain insights into potential careers thanks to a new learning centre that opened last week. Named after former...

Families feel back to school pinch

Cost-of-living increases and back-to-school expenses have forced growing numbers of Sunbury and Macedon Ranges families to seek help from support agencies. Charities have reported that...

Malmsbury community fights to save classroom

The Malmsbury community has vowed to fight on to save a portable classroom, which is about to be relocated to metropolitan Melbourne. Close to 1000...

Sunbury Downs science students shine

Four year 7 students from Sunbury Downs College have outshone peers from across the state, with their projects on the science of light recognised...

Learning program helps Mia make grade

A Sunbury girl born with a rare respiratory condition has her sights set on becoming a zookeeper after graduating from a learning program designed...

Grooming class lets every dog have its day

Do you think your dog has what it takes to be a doggie model? Then this could be your chance. With pet grooming on the...

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Macedon Ranges expands kerbside recycling pilot

Macedon Ranges residents are being encouraged to join an expanded council-wide kerbside soft plastics recycling pilot, after an encouraging trial in Romsey. From Monday July...