Students pass on new-found number love

  You’d think the last two weeks of primary school would be spent in a weary tangle of paperchains while waiting for that final bell. But not so at Golden Square. Thanks to a group of volunteer La Trobe education students, the teachers here are seeing out the year immersed in maths. “They’re excited,” said... Continue Reading →

Alumni treasure Dunolly Primary

We’re at the Dunolly Primary School, on the edge of Box-Ironbark diggings, 40-minutes west of Bendigo. Old gold country. “Are you taking a metal detector?” asks a workmate. Talk of the recent $250,000 nugget find has whipped up a barrage of ‘what ifs’. Leading teacher Judy Gibbs says the gold fever is nothing new around... Continue Reading →

The amazing collection of Miss Gould

Bookworms at Marist College have a powerful ally in Sarah Gould. They call her the book whisperer. She’s got a personal collection of 10,000 titles, and counting. There’s not a volume she can’t find. “Generally if a student asks me if I have a book and I don’t I’ll say ‘do you really want it?... Continue Reading →

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