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Gays angered by school ban

Wednesday, 14th December, 2011

 By Erica Visser

 A NSW gay rights activist group has described Sacred Heart Parish Primary School’s rejection of a five-year-old child due to her parents’ homosexuality as “appalling”. 

The child’s parents, who wish not to be named, are in a relationship and attempted to enrol their daughter at Broken Hill’s only private school earlier this year.

One of the child’s mothers said that she was informed of the school’s decision by Principal Trevor Rynne, who said that the church was given the final say.

Every good child deserves a dip

Tuesday, 13th December, 2011

ALL IN: Well-behaved children from Burke Ward Public School were treated to a day at the new Regional Aquatic Centre yesterday. ALL IN: Well-behaved children from Burke Ward Public School were treated to a day at the new Regional Aquatic Centre yesterday.

Vandalism at the Regional Aquatic Centre has not stopped school children from enjoying all the new amenities.

The pool was vandalised in the early hours of Sunday morning when, police said, three males broke in and threw a table, three bins and a pool cover into the water. One of them also defecated in the pool.

Police described the suspects’ actions as a “real insult to the community” and said they were very keen to speak to anyone who could identify those responsible.

Students ‘relive’ the ‘70s

Friday, 9th December, 2011

ALL THAT GLITTERS: The boys got into the groove too. ALL THAT GLITTERS: The boys got into the groove too.

Channeling the era of John Travolta and the Bee Gees, Morgan Street boogied the day away in the Town Square yesterday.

The school’s year four and fives in the gifted program descended on the centre of Argent Street to perform their nine-minute dance called ‘Disco Party.’

“We wanted to share our dance with the community,” said teacher Sanny Dougherty.

High hopes for new school

Wednesday, 7th December, 2011

Rowan Radvan Rowan Radvan

Young people disengaged from their high school education now have another alternative.

Non-Government special school Alesco Learning Centre, under the banner of Equity for WEA Hunter, will set up a site at Robinson College, taking in 30 students by 2013.

Managers from Alesco as well as Robinson College yesterday held an information session at the Democratic Club about the new facility which offers formal education in a non-institutional environment.

It is available for students from years nine to 12, and 15 years of age and older.

Kids get ‘once in a lifetime’ royal opportunity

Thursday, 24th November, 2011

READY TO ROLL: The Curren children (from left); Abbey (11), Samuel (7) and Riba (9) will perform for Princess Mary tomorrow. READY TO ROLL: The Curren children (from left); Abbey (11), Samuel (7) and Riba (9) will perform for Princess Mary tomorrow.

 Bright-eyed School of the Air students are tuning up for tomorrow’s royal performance in front of Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.

Sung to the tune of ‘Waltzing Matilda’, the SOTA school song has been practiced on-air for weeks by 50 students from stations surrounding Broken Hill. 

Among the excited youngsters are Abbey Curren and her siblings Riba and Samuel who will journey from Wampo Station near Mungo for the royal event.

SOTA Principal Michael Fisher said the children were now ready for the big occasion.

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