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Sigh of relief as pay dispute ends

TEACHERS at Wyndham's public schools are back to planning excursions and extracurricular activities after a lengthy pay dispute with the state government ended last...

No school for son, so dad plans his own

AN Altona Meadows father plans to open a registered private autism school in Melbourne's west.Stephen Morgan, who in November was named Annecto's carer of...

Universities ‘duped’ by spending cuts

VICTORIA University could lose more than $4 million a year under the federal government's plan to cut university funding to boost money for schools.The...

Call to stop Werribee’s 45-metre mountain of trash

ENVIRONMENTALISTS are urging Wyndham Council to scrap plans for a 45-metre mountain of trash at its Werribee landfill site. About 20 people met in Wyndham...

Wyndham students make case for change

David Velevski hopes his experience debating at a recent youth convention in Canberra will stand him in good stead for a career in law.The...

Benefits of early reading

A NEW program that encourages Wyndham parents to read to their children from a young age is being offered through Wyndham Park and The...

At home in Manorvale, crowd adores PM

DURING a day of new leadership whispers, a week of vicious electioneering and a month of sliding opinion polls, Prime Minister Julia Gillard beamed...

Wyndham kinders fall behind national benchmark

CHILDREN enrolled at Wyndham's council-run kindergartens are falling behind a new national benchmark of 15 hours of preschool each week.Three months out from a...

$200m for TAFEs ‘won’t lower fees’

VICTORIA University hopes it will be given a share of the $200 million in funding the state government is returning to TAFEs.The government cut...

Second shot at life for Mowbray

TEACHERS at a new Melton school will soon dust off the shelves to educate a new generation of students at the former Mowbray College...

Playground’s real work at Hoppers Crossing secondary

STUDENTS at Hoppers Crossing Secondary College are about to learn what it’s like to work in the building industry.The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning...

Back-to-school cost pain

PARENTS across Wyndham are struggling to meet the costs of sending their children back to school, with welfare organisations inundated with calls for help.Families...

Rounding out 20 years at Cambridge Primary

WERRIBEE'S Cambridge Primary School has celebrated its 20th anniversary. Pupils took to the oval last week to form a number 20 to feature in...

So far, sew good at Bethany primary

PUPILS at a Werribee school have been busy stitching and sewing quilts to donate to soldiers serving overseas. Bethany Primary School pupils (pictured) have created...

About-face on bus subsidy, but no fix

MANY Wyndham students will still be ineligible for a subsidy to cover the cost of travel to school despite the state government back-tracking on...

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Room to grow

A group of students from Point Cook Senior Secondary College has created an indigenous habitat garden. Personal development skills (PDS) teacher Tom Noonan said VCAL...

An open pantry