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Debut novel highlights urgent need to address violence against women

May 8th, 2024 - Georgie Atkins

Southbank resident Cedric Saldanha is the author of recently published book, Quest for Freedom, which sheds light on the poignant reality of violence against women in a time where the topic demands urgent attention.

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Preps celebrate first day at South Melbourne Primary School

February 7th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

There was a mix of excitement and nervousness as little Preps embarked on their first day of education at South Melbourne Primary School.

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Emily selected as ambassador for World Teachers’ Day

November 7th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

South Melbourne Primary School’s dedicated and passionate educator Emily West says being chosen as an ambassador for World Teachers’ Day was an “honour and a privilege”.

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Preps celebrate 100 days of school

August 9th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Preps at South Melbourne Primary School have celebrated 100 days of schooling with a hive of activity.

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Buzz of excitement as Preps start their first day of school

March 7th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

There were hugs and some tears as parents and guardians said their goodbyes, but for Preps at South Melbourne Primary School, the start of their education journey has been nothing but excitement.

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Montague Precinct inspires new VCE geography course

May 11th, 2022 - Brendan Rees

One of Australia’s biggest urban renewal projects – which incorporates parts of Southbank, South Melbourne and Port Melbourne – will become the focus of a new VCE geography study for year 12 students.

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Seamless start for state’s newest school

February 10th, 2022 - David Schout

There was a moment when the 2022 school year started that Anne Stout felt like she was finally leading a “real school”.

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Students celebrate return to class after weeks in lockdown

November 10th, 2021 - Brendan Rees

It’s been a while, but students are finally back in class with gusto at South Melbourne Primary School.

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Joy and smiles all round as South Melbourne Primary students head back to school

August 5th, 2021 - Brendan Rees

From virtual high-fives to learning selfies, lockdown has proven no barrier for South Melbourne Primary School.

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Realising your passion

May 6th, 2021 - Southbank News

Photography Studies College (PSC) student Ray Stabey has always been interested in taking photos, but it wasn’t until he retired in 2017, after 46 years as a dentist, that he had time to explore his passion fully.

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Treasure hunt for school holidays

December 10th, 2020 - Rhonda Dredge

Mary Martin Bookshop in Southgate has a box full of gifts for those who can follow a treasure map and pick up clues along the way.

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Student wins major award

August 5th, 2020 - Katie Johnson

After a colourful career in more industries than you can count, Anna Luscombe decided to make a leap and pursue a passion which had been lying dormant for some time—photography.

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High school under way

February 5th, 2020 - Southbank News

Construction has begun on a brand-new secondary school in Fishermans Bend.

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School designs unveiled

August 7th, 2019 - Southbank News

The state government has released designs for the new Fishermans Bend Secondary School to be built at 477 Graham St.

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Students move in!

April 10th, 2019 - Southbank News

More than 1000 students and staff moved into the new state-of-the-art Ian Potter Southbank Centre last month, home to the new Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

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From horses to courses

June 5th, 2018 - Sean Car

In an historic event for an historic local icon, the reimagined and repurposed former home of Victoria Police’s Mounted Branch “The Stables” was last month officially unveiled by the University of Melbourne.

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High school site confirmed

June 5th, 2018 - Sean Car

To no great surprise, the State Government revealed last month that the site of the first new high school in Fishermans Bend will be at Murphy’s Reserve at Williamstown Rd.

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A school day to remember

June 5th, 2018 - Sean Car

The sun was shining and the students all smiling as the new South Melbourne Primary School in Southbank threw open its doors for its first ever community open day last month.

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Locals meet new principal

June 5th, 2018 - Sean Car

Two information sessions last month provided local families the opportunity to meet the new principal of the second new primary school to open in our area in as many years.

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High school around the bend

May 8th, 2018 - Sean Car

Local education has received another boost in the state government’s latest budget, with the inclusion of $3.8 million to start planning for a high school in Fishermans Bend.

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Business done local

Business done local

February 9th, 2018 - Southbank News
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