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June 25, 2020
2021 Agriculture University Fees Slashed

STUDENTS wanting to study agriculture in 2021 will save more than $10,000 per year after the Minister of Education announced a 62 percent fee reduction for all agriculture tertiary degrees. The announcement was made last week in accordance with the Australian higher education funding plan, which aims to produce graduates for high-priority jobs for the […]

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June 18, 2020
Careers Taking Off Through Scone TAFE

THE TAFE NSW Scone Connected Learning Centre has provided one Sconeite, Kea Connolly, the pathway to her dream career.  Ms Connolly was one of the first students to take advantage of the range of new courses available in Scone and after embarking on a personal education journey with TAFE in 2019, she landed a job at HammondCare. Kea said […]

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April 21, 2020
Premier Provides More School Details

THE Premier of New South Wales, Gladys Berejiklian, has said “…from May 11, from week three of term two, students will start going back to school,” said Premier Bekejiklian. “Initially it will just be a day a week and then progressively two days and then we hope by the end of term two we will […]

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April 17, 2020
Premier Flags School Strategy

THIS morning Premier Gladys Berejiklian said while they are planning for more face to face teaching in term two, it does not mean school will return to normal and a roster system is being considered. In New South Wales, the first two weeks of term two will be the same as the final weeks of […]

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September 18, 2019
Making it Fun and Keeping it Real

THE digital world can be challenging, but in many ways it can also make life much easier. To help people get the good things out of online, the Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre has organised a scavenger hunt on Wednesday, October 16 beginning in Elizabeth Park and taking you….well who knows what Lee has planned?! “We […]

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September 17, 2019
Grammar’s Approach Yielding Results

THIS week Scone and Murrurundi communities will be able to hear first hand how the Scone Grammar School’s wellbeing program is yielding results at an information night. See details of sessions below. Paul Smart, principal of the Scone Grammar School said the approach to wellbeing has been shown to produce 11 percent better academic results. […]

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September 16, 2019
Golden Guitar Winner Inspiring Songs in Scone

NINE time Golden Guitar winner Luke O’Shea, will be holding a two day music workshop at St Mary’s Primary School Scone this week, culminating in a concert on Friday night. While Luke is a renowned singer and songwriter, he has also had a career as a teacher and loves the opportunity to inspire a new […]

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September 11, 2019
Free Upskilling During Downturn

DUNCAN Macintyre and his wife Jill, who run Invermien in Scone, are amoung 210 local farmers to take advantage of fully subsidised AgriSkills courses during the drought and they encourage other farmers to seize the opportunity. Duncan and Jill have completed three courses to date and said for a few hours a week, the courses […]

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August 29, 2019
Where Does Your School Rank in Funding?

THE Upper Hunter is fortunate to have a range of good schools from the tiny Belltrees primary school with less than 20 students through to the larger St Joseph’s High School in Aberdeen with more than 600 students. Recently, ABC News published Rich School Poor School: Australia’s Great Education Divide, a report which ranked 8,500 […]

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August 27, 2019
Visible Wellbeing Schools: Upper Hunter’s Huge Success

By Taylah Fellows THE Upper Hunter is receiving attention and praise for its successful visible wellbeing program. The program was introduced in February 2018 by the Where There’s A Will Foundation (WTAW) in collaboration with Lea Waters, Professor of Positive Psychology. The visible wellbeing program has been launched in every primary and high school in […]

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