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Slow down as kids go back to school

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Motorists are being reminded to slow down in school zones as classes recommence next week. “Children are frequently hit by motor vehicles because they are smaller and less visible than adults and they can react unpredictably in the road environment,” said Ms Helen Carpenter, Road Safety Officer for Ballina Shire Council and the Roads and […]

ClubsNSW steps in to help Alstonville Community Preschool

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Alstonville Community Preschool will finally be able to finish the construction of its new purpose-built facility in time for the new school year thanks to a $32,000 donation by ClubsNSW. The volunteer not-for-profit preschool has been operating at a temporary site since 2014 after the town’s previous preschool closed its doors in 2013. While the […]

Community consultation planned for new Ballina super school

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

A community consultation on the new $40 million Ballina super school will start next month. Plans to merge Ballina High School and Southern Cross K-12 School into a new state-of-the-art facility were announced in February this year. The new facility will be built on the Ballina High School site. The Department of Education is now […]

Students reflect on environmental footprint in Past Now Future exhibition series

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

The passion, curiosity and creativity of the young people of northern NSW will be on show in a series of exhibitions across the region as part of Southern Cross University’s Climate Change and Me project. Showing at libraries at Banora Point, Kyogle, Ballina, Lennox Head, Lismore, Byron Bay and at the University’s new Lismore Learning […]

Design a bike helmet and win

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Students from primary schools across the North Coast are encouraged to let their creativity flow by designing their best bike helmet, as part of the National Roads and Motorists Association and Bicycle NSW annual Bike Artwork competition. Now in its fourth year, the competition is well-established with over 12,000 students across the state designing their […]

Best photos of mechanical engineering to feature in SCU’s 2016 calendar

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Mechanical engineering can be beautiful as well as functional. That’s the message from Southern Cross University Foundation’s Professor of Engineering Scott Smith with the launch of the second national Engineering Photo Competition. “There can be great beauty in mechanical engineering. The Falkirk Wheel in Scotland is a prime example of an engineered structure that captures […]

Ballina may get new $40 million high school

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

NSW Premier Mike Baird today announced that a re-elected Baird Government would invest more than $40 million in a new high school at Ballina, ensuring his government delivers world-class educational facilities to local students in this growing region. Mr Baird made the announcement today at Ballina, with Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli, National Party candidate […]

Slow down as kids go back to school

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

As students prepare to start the new school year, Council’s Road Safety Officer, Jodie Hewett is urging parents, motorists and children to be more vigilant in and around school zones. “There are many children starting kindergarten or perhaps riding their new bike to school. They are still getting used to the idea of being back […]

Four Ballina students chosen for Gallipoli school tour

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Member for Ballina, Don Page has announced the successful applicants for the 2015 Gallipoli school tour to commemorate the Centenary of Gallipoli next April. Emmanuel Anglican College in Ballina was the only successful school from the North Coast and one of only 25 across the state drawn in a ballot in September to choose four […]

Susan’s dreams come true through Science Summer School

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Most people don’t get excited over single-cell algae. But most people aren’t like Susan Oeding. The 51-year-old Alstonville mum-of-three is passionate about diatoms – the scientific name for single-cell algae – and has just completed her Bachelor of Environmental Science with Honours at Southern Cross University studying the value of diatoms as biological indicators of […]

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