Education

A little help can go such a long way

HUNDREDS of paper hands were planted in the garden and plastered all over the classrooms at Echuca Specialist School.. The helping hands were made by all of the students, who wrote the names of five people they could turn to for help or emotional

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Riverine Herald
Sep 30 2017
Education

It was a weird time in Wonderland

THE PRESSURE was on for Echuca College’s VCAL students, who threw an Alice in Wonderland themed mad hatter tea party as part of their biggest school assessment for the year.. Roughly 120 people were invited to come down the rabbit hole and

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Kenji Sato
Sep 25 2017
Education

Gathering of geeks shows some E=MC2

LITTLE scientists in the making gathered at Echuca College last week for its second annual maker’s fair.. More than 1000 primary school students from 10 schools learnt how to design, code and make a range of gadgets, gizmos and robots.. The

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Kenji Sato
Sep 15 2017
Education

Bakers bred to perform

TWO apprentices from Beechworth Bakery in Echuca have been stars at the Central Region WorldSkills Baking Competition at GOTAFE in Shepparton.. The competition was hot, but third year baking apprentice Ethan Cootes eventually rose to the top winning

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Kenji Sato
Sep 13 2017
Education

Discover history in a...

DISCOVERING the history of Echuca has never been so enthralling. Students at Echuca (208) Primary School were immersed in their visit to the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre last week, as part of a new education program being trialled in the region

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Riverine Herald
Sep 09 2017
Education

Brilliant creations...

LOCKINGTON Consolidated School celebrated Book Week on Friday, August 25.. There were the usual wizards and princesses along with oompa loompas and the Cat in the Hat for the early morning parade.. Students then grouped into multi-age groups and

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Riverine Herald
Sep 06 2017
Education

Adult Learner’s Week...

THEY say there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but nobody said anything about a free breakfast.. Free breakfast will be on the menu at Campaspe College of Adult Education this morning for local business owners and members of the public, who

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Kenji Sato
Sep 04 2017
Education

MAGS takes a bow for award winning extension

EXTENSIONS at Moama Anglican Grammar School have won an award in the 2017 Building Design Association of Victoria awards of excellence.. The project, which more than tripled the size of the original main building, was successful in the excellence in

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Riverine Herald
Aug 28 2017
Education

Pre-school cheaper at Moama’s centre

MOAMA and District Pre-school is hoping lower fees will encourage more families to enrol their children.. Pre-school committee president Liz Smith said thanks to the NSW Start Strong funding, the pre-school had been able to reduce its fees by almost

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Riverine Herald
Aug 19 2017
Education

New competition to find the healthiest school in Australia

ECHUCA primary schools have the chance to win a mobile teaching kitchen to help children eat more vegetables.. With fewer than one in 10 children and adolescents meeting the Australian Dietary Guidelines recommended serves for vegetables per day

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Riverine Herald
Aug 19 2017
Education

Healthy class

ECHUCA-MOAMA primary school students could be eating more vegetables in the near future.. Under the Nestle Healthy Active Kids program, schools can receive up to $25,000 worth of mobile kitchen equipment to help teachers to deliver nutrition and

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Riverine Herald
Aug 16 2017
Education

Berrimba was hopping on

THE air was filled with excitement and delight at the Berrimba Childcare Centre for the Aboriginal Children’s Day ceremony, where the Echuca-Moama Early Years Directory was also launched.. The ceremony featured a traditional Aboriginal dance

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Riverine Herald
Aug 12 2017
Education

School’s out at...

AFTER 96 years, Torrumbarry’s only school will shut its doors forever next month.. Welton Primary School council unanimously voted in favour of the heart-wrenching decision at a meeting on July 27, citing rapidly declining enrolments as a key

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Rusty Woodger
Aug 07 2017
Education

Variety drives school bus to the twin towns

ECHUCA Specialist School finally has its hands on a long-awaited new bus.. After years of fundraising efforts to update its ageing fleet, the school’s dream became a reality when children’s charity Variety kicked in the remaining funds

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Riverine Herald
Aug 05 2017
Education

We’re the smartest of the not smart enough

THE latest NAPLAN results show Victorian and NSW students continue to outperform most of the nation.. But overall performance in Australia continues to stagnate, with no major improvements since last year.. The controversial test was introduced in

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Rusty Woodger
Aug 05 2017
Education

It was a decidedly Indonesian day

INDONESIA was the flavour of the day at Echuca College recently.. More than 700 students from the Echuca region converged on the school for its annual immersion day.. The event, which has been running since 2015, is all about showcasing one of

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Riverine Herald
Aug 05 2017
Education

As if getting two...

YOU thought it was hard getting a second bridge?. St Joseph’s College is taking you back to when the first bridge was built in its upcoming production Echuca-Moama: The Great Divide.. One bridge, two towns and three mayors — what could

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Vivienne Duck
Jul 31 2017
Education

New school embraces...

ECHUCA’s newest school officially has a name.. Echuca Twin Rivers Primary School was the name chosen at a meeting on Tuesday night to represent the merger of Echuca South and West primary schools.. The school is currently being built to the

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Rusty Woodger
Jul 29 2017
Education

Koondrook school is a...

KOONDROOK Preschool has achieved an overall rating of Exceeding National Quality Standard in a recent audit of its program delivery.. Council’s community wellbeing director Mandy Hutchinson said it was an exceptional result for the preschool

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Riverine Herald
Jul 28 2017
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