Education

Helping keep the mums and dads cool

A group of parents at Umina Beach Public School have raised funds to help plant shady trees along a Council nature strip where many parents wait for their children of…


Keeping war-affected children warm

CWA of Umina Beach members donated home knitted hot water bottle covers to children in war-affected countries on November 18. Aussie Knitters for War Affected Kids (AKWAK) representative Jennifer Loupis…


Online library fun

Central Coast library events can now be viewed online, offering remote access to the Library Online speaker series. A Council spokesperson said the events have been put online to allow…


Surf fun day teaches valuable lessons

Gosford East Public-School students have enjoyed some time at the beach as part of Surf Life Saving Central Coast’s (SLSCC) Surf Fun Day program. The program teaches kids essential surf…





Child Care Calculator launched

Federal Member for Shortland, Pat Conroy, says the cost of child care has become unaffordable for far too many families and quotes an increase by up to 7.2 percent in…



University cuts a quarter of its courses

Eight undergraduate degrees, 14 postgraduate degrees and 530 individual courses are set to be consolidated or discontinued at the University of Newcastle (UON) in 2021. The course culling announcement is…


Reskilling for the future

To help Central Coast job seekers and school leavers reskill for the future, TAFE NSW has committed close to $160M to fund hundreds of fee-free and low-cost courses. The money,…


Tutors, final year Uni students wanted

The State Government is looking for university tutors, students undertaking their final year of university study and casual and retired teachers on the Central Coast to take part in its…




School mums tap into inner artist

Mums at Terrigal Public School tapped into their inner artist for the P&C Mums Masterpiece night, held on Friday, November 27. Organiser and P&C Vice President, Tonia Barclay, said the…


NAIDOC Week fun at Woy Woy

Woy Woy Public School students participated in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander activities in celebration of NAIDOC Week 2020. Aboriginal Programs Teacher Chloe Nebauer said some experiences included rock art,…


Students’ artwork up for auction

A collection of masterpieces created by the students at Pretty Beach Public School are being auctioned off online as part of the school’s Biennial Art Show. Throughout 2020, the students…


Students soar in Superhero obstacle course

Superhero students soared through Pretty Beach Public School with staff and students partaking in a superhero-themed obstacle course on November 12. The P&C organised fundraiser allowed students to exercise, challenge…


Students all set for farm stays

A local community group has stepped up to help Peninsula students learn about farming practices with the handover of a pop-up camping site on Tuesday, November 24. The AgFarm program…


Celebrating first nations people

Students celebrated NAIDOC Week at Pretty Beach Public school with a focus on understanding this year’s theme; Always Was, Always Will Be. Principal Karen Wardlaw said the week started with…