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 homegrown food

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...

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 Lent

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
Education

Double act does the...

A PAIR of Echuca automotive apprentices have claimed top honours in their field.. Dillon Boyle and Jaxon McLeod were named best first year and second year automotive apprentices respectively by GoTafe recently.. Mr Boyle, who works at Echuca Rural

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Riverine Herald
Feb 24 2017
Education

Beacon guides future leaders

OUR next crop of student leaders have been given a crash course in what is expected of them this year.. Fifteen Year 9 and 10 students from Echuca College, Moama Anglican Grammar School and St Joseph’s College spent Monday at CVGT for Beacon

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Riverine Herald
Feb 23 2017
Education

Sweet result

NATHALIA Secondary College was one of three schools across Australia to win $500 worth of sporting equipment.. Primary and secondary schools were invited to vote in the Rethink Sugary Drink Critic’s Choice competition, which included teacher

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Riverine Herald
Feb 20 2017
Education

Three is still a crowd at Gunbower

GUNBOWER kindergarten will remain open this year, despite only having three children enrolled.. Loddon Mallee Preschool Association (LMPA) took over the management of the kindergarten on January 30 from Campaspe Shire, along with kindergartens in

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Riverine Herald
Feb 18 2017
Education

‘Bad vibes’ all go...

ECHUCA East Primary School students were treated to a smoking ceremony on Wednesday.. Uncle Rick Ronnan, a proud Yorta Yorta man, led the ceremony to offer cleansing, to bring forth a good year and to release any negativity the staff or students may

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Riverine Herald
Feb 18 2017
Education

Kids perking up the...

CROSSENVALE Park is looking more colourful and inviting thanks to Echuca South Youth Action Group.. Echuca South Primary School and Echuca College students banded together last year to create several pieces of artwork for the park as well as a free

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Riverine Herald
Feb 16 2017
Education

TAFE numbers are...

THE number of people enrolled at Echuca’s Bendigo TAFE is on the decline.. But the institute is refusing to reveal the extent of the drop in its numbers.. It comes as new figures show Victoria’s enrolment numbers nearly halved in the space of 18

by
Rusty Woodger
Feb 16 2017
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