Local News May 10th 2017

Local schools to receive more funding.

10 May 2017

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Mildura's St Joseph’s College is one of the local schools set to see a big boost to funding under the Government’s Gonski 2.0 model.

Announced yesterday, every single school in Sunraysia will receive more funding with the Federal Government committing to raising the bar from $17.5b to $30.6b for schools over the next 10 years.

They've also launched a funding calculator which parents and families can use to see how much their schools are set to receive.

St Joseph’s looks to be in front for immediate funding getting an estimated $406,000 in the next 12 months.


A 20 year old Mildura man is wanted by Police in relation to an aggravated armed robbery.

An image of Yarran Morgan has been released online and anyone with information on his location is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 00.


Students across Sunraysia have begun Day 2 of NAPLAN testing today.

More than 1 million students across Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will be participating nationwide in the testing this week.

Despite the idea to bring in online testing, it'll be on old fashioned pen and paper with people worried there could be technical glitches.

Amanda Gordon from the Psychological Society says our kids face a lot of pressure with the tests.


Plenty of Orange out and about across the region today as we say thanks to local SES crews.

Today is Wear Orange Wednesday, a national initiative to recognise our local SES volunteers.

There are more than 40,000 SES volunteers in Australia giving their time to the community is times of need.

We're being urged to show off our support on social media by uploading selfies with the hash tag #ThanksSES to add to the appreciation.


Ryan Dowdy will face the consequences of his strike against Ouyen player Ben Mole tonight when he goes before the Sunraysia Football Netball League independent tribunal to plead his case.

Dowdy was reported in the Final Quarter of Irymple’s loss to Ouyen over the weekend with the Umpire calling it an intentional strike.

Irymple will be eager to hear the tribunal's decision after opting not to take the set two week penalty in favour of hearing Dowdy's case before the board.


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