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Australian Music Day for Santa Sabina

Australian Music Day for Santa Sabina

Santa Sabina College, in partnership with Limelight Magazine and Richard Gill OAM, will host Australian Music Day, a composition workshop, on Tuesday 19 July 2016. Over 200 students from Santa Sabina College and other schools across the state, including a large contingent from Tamworth, will work alongside professional musicians and experts in the area of […]

Engineering Diversity

Engineering Diversity

Seventy-five percent of the world’s fastest growing careers require science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills, but some sections of Australian society are significantly underrepresented in technical careers. In Australia, only 11% of professional engineers are female; by the age of six girls believe they are not as good as maths as boys and we […]

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‘Days for Girls’ at Burwood Girls High needs your help

‘Days for Girls’ at Burwood Girls High needs your help

BPW Strathfield Club are having a ‘Days for Girls’ kit-making event at Burwood Girl’s High School on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 of June and are looking for help on either day for a few hours.  Days for Girls provides sanitary packs  in countries where girls  are educationally disadvantaged  because they have to stay at […]

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Standing up for refugees

Standing up for refugees

This National Refugee Week, Santa Sabina College in Strathfield has raised its voice in support of the millions worldwide who are voiceless as the United Nations Refugee Agency UNHCR points to 19.5 million refugees, 10 million stateless persons and 59.5 million displaced persons worldwide. Students created a video to raise awareness of the plight of […]

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It’s working at the Hard Rock Café

It’s working at the Hard Rock Café

Work ready, skilled and fully insured HSC students become a free pair of hands assisting business and strengthening the NSW economy. Proof is evident at the Hard Rock Café, Darling Harbour. For the past four years hard Rock Café has been work placements to Year 11 and 12 students who are studying either Hospitality or […]

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$30,000 raised at Biggest Morning Tea

$30,000 raised at Biggest Morning Tea

Canada Bay residents Fernanda Cicciari and her sister Filomena Cavallaro brought the Concord West community together at St. Ambrose Primary School in Concord to help beat cancer.   Fernanda and Filomena have raised $30,600 in the past seven years by hosting a Biggest Morning Tea, and this year’s event on May 27 raised $9,000. The […]

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Kids Helpline turns 25

Kids Helpline turns 25

Kids Helpline (KHL) which has seen more than 7.5 million contacts responded to nationally is celebrating 25 years of providing counselling and support. Its 2015 Kids Helpline Insights report released this week, reveals what’s changed for contacts to KHL over that time. According to yourtown CEO Tracy Adams, KHL was created to give children and […]

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Dogs lead to independence

Dogs lead to independence

Children with an older sibling and/or a dog are more likely to be allowed to walk around their neighbourhood on their own, according to new research led by The University of Western Australia. The study, led by Dr Hayley Christian from UWA’s School of Population Health, revealed how sibling age, gender and dog ownership affected […]

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Infants Home Carnival

Infants Home Carnival

The historic grounds of The Infants’ Home in Ashfield will be transformed into a fairground for their Children’s Carnival this Saturday May 21st from 10am to 3pm. The carnival is held biannually, and promises to be a great day out for the whole family, featuring carnival favourites including face painting, jumping castle, cup and saucer […]

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Labor demands govt stands up for students

Labor demands govt stands up for students

Shadow Minister for Education, Jihad Dib, has joined Member for Strathfield, Jodi McKay and local parents at Homebush West Public School to launch a last-ditch appeal for the NSW Government to purchase land for the school’s expansion. Both McKay and Dib claim that despite negotiating the sale of the land for four years, the Government […]

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