Local and State Government | Celebrating the importance of education

LEARNING EXPERIENCE: Mayor Graeme Hanger with students from West Bathurst, O’Connell and Eglinton and director of education leadership, Bathurst, Toni MacDonald.
LEARNING EXPERIENCE: Mayor Graeme Hanger with students from West Bathurst, O’Connell and Eglinton and director of education leadership, Bathurst, Toni MacDonald.

New cameras will aim to deter the illegal dumpers

WE are currently rolling out state-of-the-art remote monitored surveillance cameras in a bid to deter illegal dumping.

The project includes a range of high profile remote activated cameras that can monitor a large area from one point in addition to new discreet cameras which can monitor smaller or more difficult sites.

With assistance from the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA), we have installed signage, fencing, earth mounds and other barriers to prevent dumping and other illegal activities.

We have provided education programs, assistance through tip vouchers and introduced kerbside collection for waste, recycling and organics.

I encourage everyone to take advantage of the NSW EPA smart device app, ‘Report to EPA’. You can report littering from vehicles, illegal dumping and spills.

Street lighting

STREET lighting is important for drivers, riders and pedestrians and can be used to promote security and extend outdoor hours so that activities can occur.

By reporting faulty street lights, you are helping in creating and maintaining a street lighting system that is reliable, energy efficient and safer for the community.

Anyone who notices a faulty street light should contact Essential Energy on 13 20 80 or visit www.essentialenergy.com.au

Education Week

EDUCATION Week is a statewide event to celebrate public education in NSW.

As a public school teacher for almost 50 years, I understand the importance of encouraging students to become lifelong learners and to equip them with the resilience to embrace challenges, and the aptitude to reach higher levels of achievement.

Education Week was officially launched at Council Chambers with school children and teachers from around the district.

Graeme Hanger

Education Week is being celebrated across the Bathurst Electorate.

Education Week is being celebrated across the Bathurst Electorate.

We’ve got an eye on the state’s students’ future

IT’S great to see public schools across the Bathurst electorate embracing Education Week. 

The Education Week theme of “Today’s schools – creating tomorrow’s world” shows how the NSW Government is dedicated to helping future-proof students to be able to succeed in the 21st century. 

We live in a time when the traditional walls of the classroom are opening up to new worlds of learning, paving the way for students to connect and work together with their peers not only regionally, but on a national and global scale. 

Education Week highlights the achievements of public education and schools and puts the spotlight on not only the students, but also the educators and the school communities. 

NSW has a world class education system and I am proud the NSW Government is supporting this through a record $6 billion in funding to build the classrooms and schools of the future. 

Just think: a young child who started kindergarten this year will leave the school system in 2030. It’s never been more vital that we are ensuring today’s students have the skills they need to thrive in life and achieve their full potential. 

Digital learning

AS part of Education Week, the NSW Government has launched a $23 million package of digital learning resources that will be available for every public school student to learn new technology skills from term four. 

The STEMShare program includes technology kits, teacher training, curriculum-linked learning and online tools.

The aim is to allow schools to teach students skills to solve the problems of tomorrow by thinking critically, working in teams, being able to communicate clearly across a range of media platforms, and continuing to learn to engage with new and evolving technologies. 

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole