Education

Ouse and Westerway schools working together

RESPECTED educator Andrea Long has been appointed principal of the Ouse and Westerway schools and will oversee the continuing partnership between the two schools that started last year. A long-term Derwent Valley resident, Ms Long is a past principal of Westerway Primary School. It has been announced this week that

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Community

School holiday fun in the Derwent Valley

A WIDE range of school holiday activities is available this summer, including free activities at the New Norfolk Library and Mt Field National Park, and a full program hosted by Kids in the Valley. KIDS IN THE VALLEY PROGRAM: The following school holiday activities are free and available for children

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Education

GALLERY: Glenora school awards assembly

CONGRATULATIONS to all the award recipients and donors at the Glenora District School presentation assembly held in the last week of the school year. See more Derwent Valley and Central Highlands news

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Community

GALLERY: Celebrating Ouse student achievements

OUSE District School held its prize presentation assembly on Monday last week, celebrating student achievements from throughout the year. Congratulations to all the award recipients and donors. See more Derwent Valley and Central Highlands news

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Community

Robotics success for Derwent Valley teams

TWO teams from the Derwent Valley and a local coach received awards at the Hobart regional First Lego League competition held at the weekend. The Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT) and Molesworth Primary School entered teams in the annual contest, which was held at Sacred Heart College in

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Education

Concert band’s holiday school springs back

AFTER a break due to COVID-19, the Derwent Valley Concert Band (DVCB) has announced the return of its spring school program. This is a non-residential event bringing aspiring musicians together to be tutored in a range of skills involved in being a musician, including instrument technique, conducting, performance methods and

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Business

Local hospitality training on the menu

WHEN Reggie Broderick lost her job three months ago after 16 years with the same employer, she looked to the industry where she got her start – hospitality – for job options. “I worked in cafes and restaurants 25 years ago in Hobart and thought it would be a good

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Education

Wendy comes home to the Ouse school

A TEMPORARY appointment as lead teacher at the Ouse District School is a homecoming in more ways than one for Wendy Holdsworth. Standing in for principal Nigel Smith who has been seconded to Westerway Primary School this term, Mrs Holdsworth has only a short drive to her new workplace from

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Community

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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Education

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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Education

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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