School is all abuzz!

The leaders of Narre Warren’s Oatlands Primary School have braved the chop to raise funds for a good cause. There were shrieks of joy from a crowd of more than 1,300 as the six captains and vice-captains had their heads shaved or flowing locks cut on Friday 2 August to raise money for the Peter […]

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School celebrates 30 years

Narre Warren’s Dandenong Valley Special Developmental School has reached a significant milestone, celebrating 30 years since opening its doors. About 400 people including past and present students, staff, and their families gathered at an open day on Saturday 3 August. The day was filled with stories and memories, a display of the school’s sensory garden, […]

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Green thumbs plant at old tip

A record number of more than 500 residents rolled up their sleeves to show their support for National Tree Day on Sunday 29 July. They gathered at Bayview Park in Narre Warren for an annual tree planting activity at the old tip site as part of Casey Council’s Growing a Green Web program which has […]

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Preps celebrate 100 days

Hair curlers, glasses, moustaches, berets and more were part of the attire preps at Narre Warren South P-12 College and on Friday the 2 August. To celebrate their first 100 days at school, the students dressed up as their 100-year-old self. Prep teacher Jess Henry said students participated in a range of activities based around […]

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Josh’s fight for a cure

Josh Thomas recently returned from his first round of treatment in the USA for a rare type of malformation of the blood vessels of his brain. Born with Vein of Galen Malformation (VGM), Josh’s condition has deteriorated since 2010. His walking wasn’t as smooth, his speech wasn’t as clear and his memory was fading. But […]

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Words of power

When the thought of having to give up a loved stray cat prompted a creative brother sister duo to move out of their mother’s home, they had no idea that this would be the start of them finding their passion for spoken word poetry. Josh and Eden Carell, who form local creative events and art […]

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