Education

NAPLAN is still offline for students

PLANS to trial online NAPLAN testing in Victorian schools this year have been shelved due to technological issues.. The Victorian Government announced it was pulling out of the trial after being informed of issues affecting NAPLAN Online’s

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Riverine Herald
Apr 28 2017
Education

Ryan wants numbers from TAFE

NATIONALS’ deputy leader Steph Ryan says she is keenly awaiting reports which could reveal the extent of declining enrolment numbers at centres such as Echuca’s Bendigo TAFE.. The number of students in training in Victoria has dropped 45 per

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Riverine Herald
Apr 10 2017
Education

Students flying high

REGIONAL students got the chance to see the debut of the Joint Strike Fighter in Australia at the Australian International Airshow earlier in March.. Thrust and grunt of the latest military heavy metal took centre stage at the event which hosted 34

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Riverine Herald
Apr 03 2017
Education

Hagan at learning helm

THERE is a new face at the helm of Campaspe College of Adult Education.. Karen Hagan recently took up the position as general manager after 10 years with the Echuca-based school as community services co-ordinator and compliance co-ordinator.. Ms

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Rusty Woodger
Apr 03 2017
Education

St Joseph’s classes...

A GROUP of students from St Joseph’s College took their studies to the water earlier this month.. The year 12 students involved in the outdoor education program took part in a three-day excursion which saw them paddle 81km along the Murray River

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Riverine Herald
Mar 29 2017
Lifestyle

Balls to bounce obesity

SPORTING clubs and schools have been called on to apply for a share in $1 million of an equipment giveaway.. About 50,000 items of equipment will be donated thanks to a partnership formed between the Australian Sports Foundation and Spartan Sports

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Riverine Herald
Mar 25 2017
Education

Primary students take...

STUDENTS at Echuca South Primary School have pledged to stand up against bullying.. The students across all year levels made the pledges during an assembly on Monday, when Leading Senior Constable Bernadette Cowley dropped in to deliver a speech

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Rusty Woodger
Mar 24 2017
Education

Now there’s an ombudsman for school disputes

AN ECHUCA principal has backed an initiative which will give parents access to an independent umpire for complex and difficult school disputes.. In an Australian-first, the Independent Office for School Dispute Resolution is being set up in Victori

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Rusty Woodger
Mar 24 2017
Education

Give Gonski a go says union

A CAMPAIGN bus pressuring Canberra to continue needs-based funding in schools rolled into Echuca on Friday.. The ‘I Give A Gonski’ bus, along with members of the Australian Education Union (AEU), was at Echuca East Primary School as part of

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Riverine Herald
Mar 22 2017
Education

St Joseph’s to celebrate 131

ST JOSEPH’S College will celebrate its 131st birthday this month, allowing the school community to express gratitude to our forebears, especially Daniel Delany, a man of much courage.. The school’s foundation day celebrations will be held on

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Riverine Herald
Mar 18 2017
Education

Nothing beats some...

AN 11kg watermelon, grown at the Moama Community Garden, was enjoyed by students and staff at the Echuca Specialist School on Thursday.. The students have been actively involved in watering the community garden and were thrilled with the melon which

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Riverine Herald
Mar 17 2017
Education

Kids created a career...

PETER Nelson’s road to becoming a school principal was different to most.. A long-time professional within the manufacturing industry, Mr Nelson made the switch to education in the mid-2000s when he became principal at Melton Christian College

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Riverine Herald
Mar 17 2017
Education

Message of healing

ST JOSEPH’S College Year 11 students this week met with annual Lenten visitor ‘Uncle Richard’ who spoke to them about his life and how Caritas helped him.. A member of the stolen generation Uncle Richard grew up in a NSW boys’ home after

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Riverine Herald
Mar 17 2017
Education

Richie Robot stars at school

HE CAN talk. He can dance. He can see, hear and even learn new things.. In fact, he is pretty much like any human.. Except he’s not.. And he’s not in some sci-fi movie, or book — he’s in Echuca-Moama in the here and now.. Meet Richie, the

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Rusty Woodger
Mar 15 2017
Education

District schools lead NAPLAN

SMALL schools on the fringes of the Echuca-Moama district were among the best performers in the latest NAPLAN tests.. Last year’s scores were made public on Wednesday and revealed another year of mixed results for local schools.. Mathoura Public

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Rusty Woodger
Mar 13 2017
Education

Higher studies review ‘timely’

A MOAMA principal says a national review of regional education is ‘‘long overdue’’.. The Federal Government announced plans last week to launch the review, which will aim to increase the number of regional students going on to further study

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Rusty Woodger
Mar 06 2017
Lifestyle

Sweet treat to start...

THE date of Easter changes from year to year according to when the first full moon occurs after the March equinox.. Easter Sunday is then the first Sunday after this full moon. The equinox is when the length of day and night is the same.. Shrove

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Riverine Herald
Mar 03 2017
Education

Bevan’s the Main man...

BAMAWM’S Bevan Main is making some serious waves in the world of medical research.. His PhD thesis investigated the role of type-1 interferon signalling in controlling neuro-inflammation in Parkinson’s disease.. Through his research he

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Riverine Herald
Mar 01 2017
Education

College clean sweep...

KELLY Gould is Echuca Lions Club Youth of the Year.. The Echuca College year 12 student took out the title at the club final in Echuca last week.. She is the third consecutive college student to win the title, with Luke Harris taking it out last

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Riverine Herald
Mar 01 2017
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