Big boost for regional teacher training

An innovative approach to teacher training in regional NSW has proven wildly successful and is now being doubled to accommodate demand from aspiring teachers. While the Grow Your Own Teacher Training program initially planned to support up to 100 School Learning Support Officers (SLSOs) to upskill and study teaching degrees while working in local schools,…


Smiths Lake Recreation Area upgrade

A community planting day has taken place as part of the Smiths Lake Recreation Area upgrade on the Barrington Coast. The project is being supported with $68,293 in Federal funding which was made available under Round 2 of the former Coalition Government’s Local Roads & Community Infrastructure program. Federal Nationals’ MP for Lyne, Dr David…

Sarah Mitchell

New school year begins in western NSW

More than 14,000 students across 120 schools in the state’s central and far west have headed back into the classroom today for the start of the 2023 school year. The western division includes schools from Broken Hill, Wee Waa, Walgett, Rankins Springs, Louth, Hay, Gol Gol, Deniliquin and Ashford. They receive additional holiday dates at…