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Derwent Valley teams selected for national robotics contest

TWO groups from New Norfolk have qualified to take part at the national level in the First Lego League competition after their trophy-winning efforts in this year’s Hobart regional event earlier today (Saturday). Representatives of the Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT) and students from St Brigid’s Catholic School

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Magic egg was just the start of the story

THE next chapter in the story of Paint the Valley REaD has begun, following the long-awaited “hatching” of Ptunarra Child and Family Centre’s magic egg last week. From April to August, the egg grew bigger as it was read to, talked to, sung to and played with by students, teachers,

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Something special is about to hatch at Ptunarra

THE magical red egg at the centre of the Paint the Valley REaD reading initiative has completed its circuit around Derwent Valley schools. Toward the end of its journey, the egg has travelled in style and safety, secured in a child’s seat in the back of the Ptunarra Derwent Valley

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All eyes on Glenora yesterday

YESTERDAY’S protest and public meeting at Glenora District High School attracted much media attention. Speaking after the event, Derwent Valley mayor Martyn Evans said he was astounded by the level of support shown by the community. “I always knew our community could pull together in tough times, but this has

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Standing up for Glenora

A PROTEST against the proposed downgrading of Glenora District High School will be held outside the school tomorrow (Tuesday) at noon. After the protest everyone will get their chance to have a say in the future of the school at a community forum, also being held at the school. The

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Singer supports Glenora

Bridget Pross SUCCESSFUL singer-songwriter Bridget Pross is among the hundreds of people who have taken to Facebook to show their support for Glenora District High School in the face of its proposed downgrading. Pross, of Melbourne, writes that she attended the school from 1997-2000. “Growing up in the Derwent Valley

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Glenora latest

A PUBLIC protest will be held against the looming closure high school classes at Glenora District High School. This will be held outside the school yard at noon this Tuesday, June 28 and will be followed by a public meeting in the school dining room at 1.30pm. For more information

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Science centre opened

A NEW federally-funded science centre at New Norfolk High School was officially opened on March 31. The school had received $2,048,988 under the National School Pride program and Science and Language Centres for 21st Century Secondary Schools elements of the federal government’s economic stimilus package. The Federal Member for Lyons,

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Literacy co-ordinator for New Norfolk

APPLICATIONS for 13 regional literacy co-ordinators closed yesterday. Announced earlier this month by Education and Skills Minister Lin Thorp, the scheme aims to extend an existing network of eight literacy co-ordinators to regional areas where there is little or no adult literacy help. The successful applicants will be appointed to positions at New

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Molesworth Primary School closed WEDNESDAY

MOLESWORTH Primary School will be closed tomorrow (Wednesday, April 28) due to a plumbing problem. The Education Department asks parents to keep students home from school. “It is hoped that the problem will be fixed tomorrow, however parents are asked to listen to local radio for further details,” a spokesman

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NNHS recognises its best and brightest

NEW Norfolk High School’s annual prizegiving assembly recognised the efforts of a long list of achievers in all grades. Congratulations to all recipients and to the donors who make the awards possible. Bursaries – Charles & Sylvia Viertel Springboard to Higher Education Bursary for a former Ouse student: Mikayla HallCharles

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