Youth Scholarship Program Gives Hope to Struggling Teens

The Daylesford Foundation provides scholarships to young people struggling to further their education. Raquel Stevens talks to Viydee, one of the first people to receive a scholarship and to Dr Jo Van Son, the student support co-ordinator for the Foundation.

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Daylesford Primary Receives Excellence Award

Daylesford Primary School has been recognised for Outstanding Provision for High-Ability Students (Primary). The 2023 Victorian Education Excellence Awards recognise outstanding teachers, principals, business managers, and support staff demonstrating outstanding dedication and achievement in government education.

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Local Student Represents Daylesford College at Youth Parliament

Daylesford College student, Quinn Le Fevre, joined 119 young people from across Victoria for the YMCA Youth Parliament at the end of June. Quinn was selected to introduce a bill he helped to prepare to lower the voting age to 16 and the bill was passed by the Youth Parliament.

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Local Schools Funded for Bushfire Preparedness

Local schools will benefit from a state-wide distribution of $13.5 million allocated through the Planned Maintenance and Bushfire Preparedness programs to ensure schools are able to undertake essential works and repairs to ensure bushfire readiness.

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Daylesford College Hosts Deakin School of Medicine Visit

Deakin medical students recently visited Daylesford College to promote rural health careers, health literacy and engagement among high school students. Deakin has modified its entry requirements and medical curriculum to encourage more students from rural backgrounds to study medicine.

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Local My School Results and Their Limitations

Recently published NAPLAN results for local primary schools in the Daylesford area show that overall results for for reading, writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation and numeracy for the primary schools were at, or slightly below average compared to all Australian students. Similarly, the Secondary College results at year 7 and 9 were generally at or slightly below the Australian average compared to all Australian students.

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