Wildlife rescue plea

One of the region’s most well-known animal rescuers Carolyn Seeger is calling for more compassion for native animals. Ms Seeger runs the Emerald Monbulk Wildlife Shelter and has been rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife for 30 years. Caring for those animals is a full-time job and with spring – the busiest time for carers – just […]

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Part of the furniture – literally

You could easily argue that Peter Marke is part of the bricks and mortar that make up the Upwey CFA station. Atop the Upwey Brigade‚Äôs door is a red fire helmet and a list as long as your arm citing the various titles that Peter has held in the Upwey community. From a young mascot […]

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Learning with a modern twist

The Mount Lilydale Mercy College was joined by Deputy Premier and Minister for Education James Merlino today (23 August) to launch its new Mercy Learning Centre. The Centre is the latest development in the College’s masterplan to deliver modern, open and light-filled spaces that help reflect contemporary learning opportunities. Designed by Cirillo Architects, working in […]

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Crossing art to spread the road safety message

Mount Evelyn Primary School’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) girls have unveiled their new 3D pedestrian crossing, created to raise awareness towards road safety. The artwork, featuring three sets of wallaby legs sticking out from underneath the crossing rectangles, is hoped to grab drivers attention so they slow down and look as they approach. […]

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Students leading the way in sustainability

The Lilydale Heights Secondary College has been applauded for reducing its environmental impact through the Victorian Government’s ResourceSmart Schools Program. The College received its first-star certificate under the program from the Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing, on 21 August. Ms Shing acknowledged the school’s commitment to protecting the environment and said students at Lilydale […]

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Aussie author cracks the kids up

A lucky group of Yarra Hills Secondary College students were inspired by Australian author Scot Gardner on Tuesday 20 August. The young adult fiction writer, well-known for pieces such as ‘The Dead I Know’ and ‘Changing Gear’, comically presented the inspiration behind his work and helped year 7-10 students develop their own storytelling skills. The […]

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